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         The Calgary Flames have hired

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E-mail CALGARY Mike Condon Jersey , Alberta (AP) Bill Peters as the teams head coach.The Flames introduced Peters at a news conference on Monday at Scotiabank Saddledome. The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alberta, resigned as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday after four seasons and a year remaining on his contract.The Flames fired Glen Gulutzan and assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Gerrard last week after missing the playoffs with a 37-35-10 record.In his NHL head coaching debut, Peters went 137-138-53 with the Hurricanes but wasnt able to get the team into the playoffs.Carolina was looking for a new general manager as Ron Francis was reassigned within the organization, so Peters tenure there would have eventually been subject to the new GMs approval.Peters is Calgary general manager Brad Trelivings second head coaching hire after Gulutzan, and the fourth coach of the Flames in nine years after Gulutzan (2016-17) Bob Hartley (2012-16) and Brent Sutter (2009-12).I think its a very good team and I think its a team thats set up to win and play the modern game, Peters said.What I talk about the modern game, when you watch the playoffs, you need defense up in the rush Ryan Dzingel Jersey , you need offense from your defense. Were going to be able to do that with what we have.The majority of the core is still in their prime and still has room to grow and a higher ceiling to be reached. Theres lots to work with and thats exciting.Calgary has finished outside the playoffs seven of the past nine years.Peters was the head coach and Treliving one of the general managers of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2016 mens world hockey championship in Russia.Treliving had asked the Hurricanes for permission to speak to Peters last week about coming to Calgary. The GM said he didnt talk to any other candidates.This is an individual Im familiar with, Treliving said. I was focused on Bill. Its based upon seeing and living it live with him over albeit a short period of time.Hes prepared. I think hes a student of the modern game. I think hes relationship driven with players. Hes honest and direct.Peters is coaching Canada again at the world championship May 4-20 in Copenhagen, Denmark.After leading the Spokane Chiefs to Western Hockey League and Memorial Cup championships in 2008, Peters spent three seasons coaching the AHLs Rockford IceHogs and then joined the Detroit Red Wings coaching staff.He was an assistant for Mike Babcock in Detroit for three seasons before heading to Raleigh, N.C. For nearly a month, the Nashville Predators showed they havent been fazed by a condensed schedule or a rash of injuries.After a hot start on the road, the Predators look to snap a four-game skid away from home when they meet the woeful Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.Nashville (19-8-1) closed November with back-to-back losses, but goes for its third straight win after beating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Monday. The Predators completed a stretch of 13 games in 24 days by going 7-5-1 and sit atop the Central Division.Article continues below ...That success is more impressive considering the offensive firepower thats been sidelined. Currently on injured reserve are Viktor Arvidsson (broken thumb), P.K. Subban Womens Tom Pyatt Jersey , Kyle Turris and Filip Forsberg all dealing with upper-body injuries.The four injured players account for 29 of the clubs 90 goals scored.Were trying to play the same way, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said following the win over the Sabres. I still think you need to be on the attack, you cant just sit back and defend.The Predators tallied 11 goals while winning each of their last two games in Vancouver. Laviolette remarked that his team must remain at the top of its game regardless of who is in the lineup.For the last eight to 10 games, with a lot of key pieces out of the lineup, I just think its important that we stay with our identity, but we also understand theres less room for error and we need to stay sharp, he said.Since Arvidsson went down on Nov. 10, Austin Watson has five goals in only 10 games. Nick Bonino and Kevin Fiala each have four in 12 and 13 games, respectively.Nashville began the 2018-19 campaign by reeling off eight straight regulation wins on the road. The club has gone 0-3-1 away from home since then and Pekka Rinne could get the call to help end the skid.The Vezina Trophy winner leads the league with a 1.81 goals-against average Jordan Nolan Jersey Womens , and has surrendered no more than one goal in four of his last five starts at Rogers Arena.Vancouver (11-16-3) has failed to make the playoffs in each of the last three seasons and is sinking in the Pacific Division. The Canucks, who fell 3-2 to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, are looking for their second win in 14 games.Our team hasnt got the results, and its hard when you dont win, but Ill give our team credit, theyre going out and competing. Theyre not letting themselves not show up. And thats hard when you havent won in a while, coach Travis Green told the teams official website.Over the last 13 games, no one has stood out on offense. Nioklay Goldobin, a healthy scratch against the Wild Zack Smith Jersey , Bo Horvat, Tyler Motte and rookie star Elias Petterson each have three goals. Vancouver is in the bottom third of the league with 2.77 goals scored per gameThe Canucks defense isnt much better, yielding a total of 103 goals through 30 games.Jacob Markstrom is 0-2-1 with a. 3.70 GAA and an .895 save percentage in his career against Nashville. Anders Nilsson surrendered a career-worst seven goals in a home loss to the Predators on Dec. 13, 2017. Also, Nilsson has lost six straight starts while logging an .884 save percentage.

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