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FAST FACTS - FLAMES @ AVALANCHE

Notes ahead of tonight's Flames vs. Avs match-up at the Pepsi Center

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

THE MATCH-UP

Tonight's game is the first in a three-game season series between Calgary and Colorado. The clubs will play their final two games in the series on Feb. 24 and 28. Last year, the Flames swept the Avs, outscoring them 14-6 in the three-game set. Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan led the Flames with six points against Colorado.

TERRIFIC TOP LINE

The Flames trio of Gaudreau, Monahan and Micheal Ferland had another stellar outing last night in Dallas, combining for seven points against the Stars. Over the course of the season, they have been responsible for 34 of the Flames' 66 goals and have combined for 72 points.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. COLORADO

Gaudreau picked up his 200th career point against the Avs on Mar. 27, 2016.

Jaromir Jagr picked up his 400th career goal against Colorado on Nov. 13, 2000. His 800th career assist also came against the Avs on Dec. 18, 2005.

MR. SMITH

Mike Smith has a 10-1-4 career record against Colorado, with a 1.88 GAA, .938 save percentage and two shutouts in that stretch. In his first season with the Flames, the 35-year-old holds a 11-7-1 record with a 2.64 GAA and a .922 save percentage. He set the Flames record for most saves in a shutout last month when he made 43 stops in Calgary's 2-0 in Anaheim.

MILESTONES WITHIN REACH

Mikael Backlund needs 1 goal for 100.

Matthew Tkachuk needs 3 games for 100.

Curtis Lazar needs 4 games for 200.

TJ Brodie needs 5 points for 200.

Mark Giordano needs 5 games for 700.

Michael Frolik needs 11 assists for 200.

Dougie Hamilton needs 14 points for 200.

Jaromir Jagr needs 44 games to become the NHL's all-time leader in games played.

BROADCAST INFO

Tonight's game will be on CBC (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 8:00 p.m. MT.

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