DALLAS (660 NEWS) — Head coach Bill Peters is adjusting his blueline as the Calgary Flames look for a win on the road.
— Derek Wills (@Fan960Wills) October 10, 2019
Michael Stone is set to make his 2019-2020 season debut on a pairing with TJ Brodie versus the Dallas Stars.
“For me, I’m looking to compliment Brodes as best as I can and play the way I know I’m capable of playing,” Stone told Sportsnet’s Peter Loubardias after morning skate. “Just play, really. Don’t try and do too much. Don’t do anything that I wouldn’t normally do just because. I just want to play hockey.”
In Dallas, coach Peters confirms Michael Stone makes his season debut tonight. He played just three games after Nov. 11 last season due to blood clot complications.
Peters says important to rotate everyone through. Says Austin Czarnik will get in on this road trip, too. #Flames
— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) October 10, 2019
This is the first of three matchups this season between the Flames and Stars. Over the span of his career, forward Johnny Gaudreau has scored nine times versus Dallas, but it’s captain Mark Giordano who leads the way in scoring against the Stars with 16 points in 35 games.
Thursday’s tilt marks the opener of a three-game road trip for the Flames. Action begins at 6:30 on Sportsnet 960 The Fan and Sportsnet 360. Calgary visits Vegas and San Jose over the weekend.
The Flames are 1-1-1 to open the young NHL campaign.