MATCH-UP IN MONTREAL
Tonight's game is the first of two meetings between the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens. The clubs will wrap up the season series on Mar. 9 when the Habs make a stop at the Scotiabank Saddledome. In their last 10 games against the Habs, the Flames hold a 6-2-2 record. In their last 10 stops at the Bell Centre, Calgary is 4-5-1 and have only dropped one game in regulation in their last six visits to Quebec.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. MONTREAL
Brian Elliott set his career-highs for saves (46) and shots faced (49) in a single game for St. Louis in their 4-3 overtime win against Montreal on Jan. 16, 2016.
The most recent of Sean Monahan's six multi-goal games came against Montreal when he had a pair of goals and an assist on Mar. 20, 2016.
Dennis Wideman's first NHL playoff appearance came against Montreal in 2007-08 while a member of the Boston Bruins.
RIGHT BACK AT IT
The Flames are playing their second game in as many nights, coming off of a 4-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on Monday. So far this season, Calgary is 3-3-3 in the second game of back-to-back sets and rookie Matthew Tkachuk has led the way with six points in those nine games.
THE 200 MAN
Johnny Gaudreau played his 200th NHL regular season game last night. The Flames' fourth round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft has 65 goals and 172 points in his first three seasons in the league. Gaudreau will make his third straight NHL All-Star appearance this weekend in Los Angeles, CA.
The Flames will play just three of their next 13 games at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The next stop on their current road trip is Ottawa on Thursday.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Dennis Wideman needs 3 goals for 100.
Alex Chiasson needs 4 points for 100.
Michael Frolik needs 4 points for 300.
Sean Monahan needs 5 goals for 100.
Tonight's game will be broadcast on Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio). @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content from Montreal throughout the day.