FACING THE LEAFS
Tonight is the final game between the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs this season. The Flames took the opening contest by a score of 3-0 on Nov. 30 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Freddie Hamilton, Kris Versteeg and Matt Stajan scored and Chad Johnson made 39 saves for his third shutout of the season in that victory. In their last 10 games against Toronto, the Flames are 5-5-0 and have won three of their last four.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. TORONTO
Mark Giordano scored his first NHL goal against the Leafs on Oct. 14, 2006.
While he was a member of the Capitals, Dennis Wideman posted his only four-point game against the Leafs on Dec. 9, 2011.
Sean Monahan netted a short-handed goal in Saturday's loss to the Oilers, pushing the Flames to eight short-handed goals on the year. Calgary leads the NHL in short-handed tallies this season. Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik and Mark Giordano lead the team with three short-handed points each.
With his goal on Saturday, Monahan extended his goal-scoring streak to five games. That is a career-high for the pivot and is tied for the second-longest run in the NHL this season. Nashville's James Neal leads the league with a six-game goal-scoring streak.
Monahan leads the Flames with 15 goals on the year.
Backlund leads the Flames with seven multi-point games this season, including four three-point contests. The 27-year-old's last multi-point outing came on Jan. 17 when he put up three against the Florida Panthers.
The centreman leads the team in scoring with 14 goals and 33 points through 49 skates. He is on pace to hit the 55-point mark this season, which would be a career-high.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Johnny Gaudreau needs 1 game for 200.
Alex Chiasson needs 4 points for 100.
Michael Frolik needs 4 points for 300.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 5:30 PM MT. @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content from Toronto throughout the day.