Saturday's game is the first of two between the Flames and Philadelphia Flyers this year. The clubs will wrap up their season series on Dec. 4 when the Flyers make a stop at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Last season, the Flames went 1-1-0 against Philadelphia with TJ Brodie, Matthew Tkachuk and Dougie Hamilton leading the way with three points each.
Jakub Voracek is leading the Flyers with 23 points 19 games. Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux trail him with 21 points each. In net, Brian Elliott has a 6-5-2 record with a 2.53 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS
Micheal Ferland heads into Saturday's game with a goal in five straight games. The winger, who hit a career-high 15 goals last season, has eight goals and 11 points in 17 skates. Over the past five games, he, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan have combined for 22 points.
GO JOHNNY GO
Gaudreau has been the Flames' most consistent offensive producer this season, posting a team-leading 26 points in 18 games. He is a riding an eight-game point streak in which he has six goals and 14 points. Gaudreau has registered a point in all but three games this season.
PUCKS ON NET
Dougie Hamilton is leading the Flames in shots on net with 60. The defenceman, who has eight points on the year, has put 21 shots on net over the past five games. His 58.16 SAT% (even-strength) also leads all Calgary defencemen and sits second among all Flames skaters, trailing just Tkachuk's 58.66 even-strength SAT%.
Saturday's game is the second in a six-game, 12-day road trip that will see the Flames also make stops in Washington (Monday), Columbus (Wednesday), Dallas (Friday), and Denver (Saturday).
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Mikael Backlund needs 2 goals for 100.
Matthew Tkachuk needs 6 games for 100.
Curtis Lazar needs 6 games for 200.
TJ Brodie needs 7 points for 200.
Mark Giordano needs 9 games for 700.
Michael Frolik needs 11 assists for 200.
Jaromir Jagr needs 48 games to become the NHL's all-time leader in games played.
Saturday's game will be on Sportsnet One (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 11:00 a.m. MT.