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Friday, November 1st (All times Eastern)

Detroit Red Wings (7-4-2) at Calgary Flames (5-5-2), 9 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago.

The Flames have split the first two of a three-game homestand, besting the Washington Capitals last Saturday before falling by a 4-2 score to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Matt Stajan and David Jones had goals and Karri Ramo stopped 18-of-21 shots, but Leafs netminder Jonathan Bernier came up with 41 saves.

Calgary has lost three of four and five of its last seven overall, falling to 3-1-1 at home on the season.

"I felt that we had a good game. We are not very pleased with the result but I don't know what we could have done more. Offensively we generated a lot. Our forechecking was good. Our puck decisions in the offensive zone were very good but Bernier basically stole the game away from us," said Calgary coach Bob Hartley.

Ramo was making his third straight start and former Red Wings netminder Joey MacDonald is expected to face his old club tonight. MacDonald spent two seasons in Detroit before getting claimed off waivers by Calgary on Feb. 11.

The 33-year-old has faced the Red Wings just once prior, notching a 42-save shutout on March 27, 2009 while with the New York Islanders.

The Flames outscored the Red Wings 12-5 in winning all three meetings last season, winning twice at home.

Detroit has lost three of its past four in Calgary, but is coming off a 2-1 win over Vancouver on Wednesday that began a four-game road trip. The Red Wings are 4-2-0 as the guest this season.

Daniel Alfredsson scored in a second straight game and Tomas Tatar notched his first goal of the season for the Red Wings, who snapped a four-game slide (0-2-2). Jimmy Howard made 19 saves.

"I've got to give the guys a lot of credit tonight," Howard said. "They did a great job in front of me."

Patrick Eaves made his season debut after missing the first 12 games due to a sprained knee and ankle injury, while Johan Franzen missed Wednesday's contest with an undisclosed injury.

Franzen is likely to return tonight and has logged just two goals and three assists in 12 games.

Howard is 7-5-0 with a 2.66 GAA in 12 career meetings with the Flames, while backup Jonas Gustavsson is 0-4-0 with a 4.61 GAA in five encounters.

Detroit is scheduled to visit Edmonton on Saturday and Gustavsson could get the start in that game given his past history versus Calgary. He is 3-0-0 with a 2.13 GAA in four games (3 starts) overall this season.

11/01 10:45:14 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
2nd
CLEM 30
NCSU 27
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
4th
MEM 80
UTA 93
 
4th
CHI 89
WAS 79
 
Half
DEN 55
MIL 51
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
 
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
 
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
 
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
 
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
 
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
 
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
Final
NILL 65
WMICH 63
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
 
2nd
MIZZ 37
AUB 37
 
Half
UGA 32
KENT 32
 
2nd
NW 31
MICH 41
 
2nd
CLEM 30
NCSU 27
 
2nd
UF 28
TEXAM 25
 
Half
KU 26
WVU 40
 
1st
CREI 29
VILL 27
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
 
3rd
FLA 2
TOR 3
 
3rd
MIN 2
OTT 2
 
2nd Intermission
DAL 0
NYI 1
 
2nd
ARI 0
ANA 2
 
1st
VAN 0
SJS 0