Wednesday's game is the second and final game between the Flames and Detroit Red Wings this season. The Flames took the opening game of the season series by a score of 6-3 on Nov. 9 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Johnny Gaudreau led the way with two goals and three points while Mikael Backlund, Sean Monahan, Brett Kulak, and Jaromir Jagr each had two points against the Red Wings.
Calgary is 4-2-0 against Eastern Conference opponents and 1-1-0 against Atlantic Division clubs this year.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Following their season-high seven-game homestand, the Flames' embarked on a six-game, 12-day road trip on Tuesday. They will make stops in Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, Columbus, Dallas, and Denver over the next week and a half. Calgary owns a 4-2-0 record on the road this year.
The Flames' line of Sam Bennett, Mark Jankowski and Jagr combined for six points in Monday's 7-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues. It was a particularly successful night for the youngsters, with Jankowski netting two goals in the win and Bennett scoring his first of the year. Jankowski also led the Flames in the face-off circle, winning 71 percent of his draws.
QUIETLY PILING UP THE POINTS
TJ Brodie is tied for eighth in scoring amongst defencemen with 11 points on the year. The blueliner picked up his ninth assist in Monday's win over the Blues and has three points in his last five skates.
The Flames are just the sixth team this season to put up six or more goals in back-to-back games this season. The last time they accomplished this was Mar. 11-13, 2015 (6-3 win over Anaheim, 6-3 win over Toronto). Calgary is averaging 4.6 goals-per-game this month.
Matthew Tkachuk is tied for the league lead in shootout game-deciding goals with two this year. The sophomore winger sits third in team scoring with four goals and 13 points through 17 skates and heads into Wednesday's game on a three-game point streak.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Mikael Backlund needs 2 goals for 100.
Matthew Tkachuk needs 7 games for 100.
Curtis Lazar needs 7 games for 200.
TJ Brodie needs 8 points for 200.
Mark Giordano needs 10 games for 700.
Michael Frolik needs 11 assists for 200.
Jaromir Jagr needs 49 games to become the NHL's all-time leader in games played.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 5:30 p.m. MT. Fans can also follow along on CalgaryFlames.com or on Twitter (@NHLFlames).