FACING THE CANUCKS
Tonight's game is the first of five meetings between the two Pacific Division rivals this year. The Flames and Canucks faced off five times last season, with Calgary winning the final four games of the 2015-16 season series.
The Flames hold a 6-3-1 record against the Canucks in their last 10 meetings. Calgary is 3-0-1 in their last four visits to Vancouver and hold a 3-4-3 road record against the Canucks in their last 10 games.
Right winger Michael Frolik has jumped out to quick start this season, netting two goals in the first two games of the year. On Wednesday, he scored a short-handed goal against the Edmonton Oilers in the Flames season opener at Rogers Place and on Friday, he netted the Flames second goal of the evening when he ripped a shot past Cam Talbot short side.
Frolik missed a large portion of the Flames training camp due to his World Cup of Hockey participation. In three games with the Czech Republic, he had one assist.
In 64 games last season, Frolik scored 15 goals and registered 32 points in 64 games with the Flames.
Jyrki Jokipakka made his 2016-17 debut on Friday night and scored his first goal as a Flame in the 5-3 setback to the Oilers. The Finnish defenceman was acquired last season in the trade that sent Kris Russell to Dallas.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Micheal Ferland needs 1 game for 100.
Troy Brouwer needs 5 points for 300.
Dennis Wideman needs 5 goals for 100.
Mark Giordano needs 6 games for 600.
Dougie Hamilton needs 8 assists for 100.
CBC will be carrying tonight's television broadcast at 8:00 PM MT. For radio listeners, Sportsnet 960 The FAN will have the call from Vancouver. @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content throughout the day. Fans can also follow along using the hashtag #CGYvsVAN.