WRAPPING UP THE SEASON SERIES
Tonight's game is the third and final match-up between the Flames and Winnipeg Jets. The Flames are 1-1-0 against Winnipeg this year, picking up a 6-2 win in Calgary on Dec. 10 and dropping a 2-0 decision in Winnipeg on Jan. 9. Dougie Hamilton, Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk have posted three points against the Jets this year, leading all Flames' skaters.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. WINNIPEG
Sam Bennett (Apr. 11, 2015), Brian Elliott (Oct. 10, 2007 with Ottawa) and Michael Frolik (Oct. 11, 2008 with Florida) all made their NHL debuts against the Jets/Thrashers franchise.
Johnny Gaudreau recorded his first NHL assist against Winnipeg on Oct. 19, 2014.
CAREER LEADERS VS. WINNIPEG
Games Played - Matt Stajan (34)
Goals - Troy Brouwer, Kris Versteeg (9)
Assists - Dennis Wideman (16)
Points - Kris Versteeg, Dennis Wideman (20)
Penalty Minutes - Deryk Engelland (26)
Wins - Brian Elliott (9)
THE MOOSE IS LOOSE
Elliott has been superb over the last month and a half, going 11-1-1 in his last 13 starts. Over that stretch, he has a 2.00 GAA and a .931 save percentage.
WE LIKE MIKE
Over the last 16 games, Micheal Ferland has scored nine goals and six of those have come over the last eight games. The winger now has 14 goals and 21 points through 63 games this year.
With four points in Thursday's 5-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens, Johnny Gaudreau took over the team lead in scoring. The winger now has 14 goals and 48 points in 57 games and is averaging 0.84 points-per-game this year. Backlund, who held the lead for the majority of the season, has 20 goals and 47 points in 67 outings.
TIP-TOP AFTER 40
Thursday's win marked the 27th consecutive game the Flames have earned a win when holding a lead after two periods. Seven of those victories have come during the Flames' 10-game point streak despite the fact the team had surrendered the first goal in seven of those skates.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Matt Stajan needs 2 points for 400.
Alex Chiasson needs 2 points for 100.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet (TV) and Sportsnet (radio) at 5:00 p.m. @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content throughout the day.