Tonight's game is the final tilt between the two clubs in the regular season. The Flames edged the Capitals 2-1 in Calgary on Oct. 29. Micheal Ferland and Sean Monahan scored, Johnny Gaudreau had two points and Mike Smith made 30 saves in the victory. That win was the first of five during the Flames' lengthy seven-game homestand earlier this season.
RIGHT ON THE MONY
Monahan is coming off one of the best games of his career thanks to his second period hat trick in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. Monahan's first career hat trick now has him at 118 goals in 338 career games. All three of the 23-year-old's goals came on the powerplay, making him the first player in Calgary's history to net three goals with the man advantage in one period. Claude St. Sauveur is the only other player in franchise history to do so, posting his three powerplay goals with the Atlanta Flames on Dec. 19, 1975 against the New York Rangers.
ON CLOUD NINE
Gaudreau heads into this evening's match-up on a nine-game point streak, with seven goals and 17 points during that stretch. During that span, he has six multi-point games and is riding a four-game streak with two or more points. The Flames are 8-1-0 when Gaudreau has two or more points in a game this year.
The Flames have been perfect in extra time this season, going 5-0. That run carries over from last year's tremendous play in the extra frame/shootout - in 2016-17 they were 13-4 in extra time.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Mikael Backlund needs 2 goals for 100.
Curtis Lazar needs 5 games for 200.
TJ Brodie needs 5 points for 200.
Matthew Tkachuk needs 6 games for 100.
Mark Giordano needs 8 games for 700.
Michael Frolik needs 11 assists for 200.
Jaromir Jagr needs 47 games to become the NHL's all-time leader in games played.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN at 5:00 p.m. MT. @NHLFlames (Twitter) and @nhlflames (Instagram) will have behind-the-scenes coverage throughout the day in Washington.