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Cammalleri, Flames can extend winning run vs. Predators

Nashville (21-23-3) at Calgary (29-14-4), 9:00 p.m. EST

CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- Mike Cammalleri has provided quite

a spark for the Calgary Flames.

Aiming for their 10th win in 11 tries at home, Cammalleri and

the Flames host the Nashville Predators on Friday.

On Wednesday, Cammalleri recorded his second career hat trick

and extended his goal streak to four games as Calgary cruised to

a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

The 26-year-old Cammalleri has eight goals during his current

streak, and 13 goals in his last 11 games. His prowess has

helped the Flames notch wins in 11 of their last 14 contests

overall.

Cammalleri's effort against Buffalo increased his goals total

for the month of January to a league-best 11. He has a

team-leading 25 tallies this season and is nine away from tying

his career-high mark set with the Los Angeles Kings in 2006-07.

Nashville snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over

the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.

J.P. Dumont scored the game-winner early in the third period,

captain Jason Arnott notched his 800th career point while Joel

Ward, Martin Erat and David Legwand also tallied for Nashville,

which scored three power-play goals in a game for the first time

this season.

Defensemen Dan Hamhuis and Ryan Suter recorded two assists

apiece and rookie Pekka Rinne turned aside 27 shots for the

Predators.

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