Tuesday's game marks the first meeting between the Flames and Nashville Predators this season. Last year, the Flames went 1-2-0 against the Predators, picking up their win in Nashville on Feb. 21, 2017. Johnny Gaudreau led the Flames in last year's season series with six points in three games against the Predators. Dougie Hamilton and Sean Monahan trailed him with five points each against Nashville.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. NASHVILLE
Johnny Gaudreau scored the second-fastest pair of goals in Flames history (10 seconds) against the Predators on Mar. 9, 2016.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
The Flames have been road warriors in the early stages of the season, going 3-1-0 in opposition barns. Sean Monahan has been leading the charge on the road, scoring three of his five game-winning goals away from the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Tonight's match-up marks the first pair of back-to-back road games the Flames will play this year. Tomorrow, the Flames will close out their trip in St. Louis, taking on the Blues at 6:00 p.m. MT. The Flames are 1-1-0 in back-to-back situations this year, dropping a 6-0 decision to Ottawa at home on Oct. 13 and then winning 5-2 in Vancouver the following night.
Jaromir Jagr (soft tissue) has been placed on the injured reserve. With the veteran forward out, the Flames have recalled Mark Jankowski from the Stockton Heat.
The Predators will be without Ryan Ellis (knee) and Nick Bonino (lower body).
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Mike Smith needs 1 win for 200.
Mikael Backlund needs 4 goals for 100.
Troy Brouwer needs 5 games for 700.
Michael Frolik needs 13 assists for 200.
Jaromir Jagr needs 52 games to become the all-time NHL leader in games played.
Tonight's game will be carried on Sportsnet Flames (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio).