FACING THE CANUCKS
Tonight's game marks the third time the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks have faced off in the 2016-17 season. The Canucks took the first game, edging the Flames 2-1 in overtime on Oct. 15, and the Flames responded with a 4-1 victory on Dec. 23. The Flames hold a 7-1-2 record in their last 10 games against the Canucks and have outscored their divisional rivals 24-11 in their last six meetings.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. VANCOUVER
Johnny Gaudreau made his NHL debut in Vancouver on Apr. 13, 2014 and scored his first NHL goal in the game.
Mark Giordano picked up his first NHL point (an assist) against the Canucks on Apr. 8, 2006.
Brian Elliott has started five of the team's last seven games and has won each of those starts to string together his longest winning streak of the year. During that span, the 31-year-old has posted a 1.80 GAA and a .922 save percentage.
On Wednesday, Matthew Tkachuk extended his point streak to seven games, tying Auston Matthews for the longest run by an NHL rookie this season. During that stretch, Tkachuk has one goal and eight points. Heading into tonight's contest, the 19-year-old sits third in team scoring with seven goals and 23 points. He is currently sixth in scoring among all NHL rookies.
The Flames are tied with the Edmonton Oilers for the most road wins among Western Conference teams with 11. In their last nine games away from the Scotiabank Saddledome, they are 6-2-1 and have allowed two-or-less goals in six of those skates.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Dougie Hamilton needs 1 game for 300.
Dennis Wideman needs 3 goals for 100.
Alex Chiasson needs 5 points for 100.
Tonight's divisional clash will be broadcast on Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 8:00 PM MT. @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and posting exclusive content throughout the course of the day.