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FAST FACTS - FLAMES @ BLUES

Notes ahead of tonight's Flames vs. Blues match-up in St. Louis

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

THE MATCH-UP

Tonight's game is the first of two meetings between the Flames and St. Louis Blues this season. The clubs will wrap up the season series on Nov. 13 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

In last year's three-game series, the Flames went 2-1-0 and won both of their games at the Scottrade Center. Kris Versteeg led the Flames with two goals and four points in three skates against the Blues while Sam Bennett and Johnny Gaudreau trailed him with one goal and four points in the season set.

TIES TO STL

Matthew Tkachuk calls St. Louis home as his father Keith spent nine seasons as a member of the Blues. Keith is now an amateur scout for the organization and the Tkachuk family still resides in the area. Last year, Tkachuk put up one assist in two games against the Blues.

Mark Jankowski's grandfather Lou was a long-time scout for the Blues organization. Prior to joining the Blues, Lou had a lenghty playing career that included 127 NHL games, split between Detroit and Chicago.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. ST. LOUIS

Matt Bartkowski's first goal as a Flame came against St. Louis on Mar. 25, 2017.

Troy Brouwer, a former Blue, notched his 300th career point vs. St. Louis on Oct. 25, 2016.

Tkachuk's first NHL assist came on Oct. 25, 2016 vs. the Blues.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

The Flames wrap up their two-game road swing this evening and are coming off a 3-2 shootout win in Nashville on Tuesday. Tkachuk scored Calgary's first goal last night and netted the game-winner on his first-ever NHL shootout attempt. Micheal Ferland also scored in Nashville.

The Flames are 4-1-0 on the road this season, with the lone blemish on their road record coming in Edmonton on Oct. 4. Calgary has won four straight on the road.

QUITE THE RUN

Eddie Lack has not lost to St. Louis in his career. The netminder has a 6-0-0 record with a 1.63 GAA and a .938 save percentage vs. the Blues.

MILESTONES WITHIN REACH

Mikael Backlund needs 4 goals for 100.

Troy Brouwer needs 4 games for 700.

Michael Frolik needs 13 assists for 200.

Jaromir Jagr needs 52 games to become the NHL's all-time leader in games played.

BROADCAST INFO

Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet 360 (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio). For those outside of the broadcast market, NHL Gamecenter offers multiple subscription options to watch the Flames.

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