SHOWDOWN IN SUNRISE
Tonight's game is the second and final meeting between the Flames and Florida Panthers this year. The Flames took the opening match-up by a score of 5-2 back on Jan. 17 in Calgary. Mikael Backlund (2), Mark Giordano, Kris Versteeg, and Sean Monahan scored in the victory.
In their last 10 games against the Panthers, the Flames have a 6-3-1 record and have won their last two games against Florida. The Flames have also won five of the last seven meetings.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. FLORIDA
Sam Bennett had the first four-goal game of his career against the Panthers on Jan. 13, 2016.
Lance Bouma recorded his only three-point game in the league with a trio of assists on Jan. 9, 2015 against Florida.
TJ Brodie's lone multi-goal game came against the Panthers on Jan. 9, 2015.
Monahan scored his 100th NHL regular season goal in last night's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay. As per the Elias Sports Bureau, Monahan (at 22 years and 134 days old) became the sixth-youngest active NHLer to 100 goals with that tally, joining Steven Stamkos (100 goals in 20 years, 316 days), Sidney Crosby (21y, 72d), Jaromir Jagr (21y, 261d), Alex Ovechkin (22y, 25d), and Patrick Kane (22y, 115d).
He is the youngest player in Flames franchise history to hit the 100-goal mark as well.
In his last eight starts, Brian Elliott is 6-1-1 and is coming off of his 14th win of the season thanks to his 23-save performance in Tampa. He has also started six of Calgary's last seven road games, going 4-1-1 in that stretch.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Alex Chiasson needs 1 game for 300.
Kris Versteeg needs 1 game for 600.
Sean Monahan needs 2 assists for 100.
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 throughout the day.