FACING THE SABRES
Tonight's game is the second and final meeting between the Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres this season. The Flames picked up a 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Oct. 18, with Sean Monahan netting the game-winner in the extra frame. Michael Frolik, Micheal Ferland and Matthew Tkachuk also scored for the Flames and Chad Johnson made 18 saves in the victory.
In their last 10 games against the Sabres, the Flames are 6-3-1 and have at least a point in their last four match-ups. The Flames haven't lost consecutive games to Buffalo since 2001. In their last 10 trips to Buffalo, the Flames hold a 1-6-3 record but have a point or more in three of their last four stops in upstate New York.
Monahan is on a six-game point streak against the Sabres, with five goals and nine points during that stretch of games.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. BUFFALO
Dougie Hamilton netted his first NHL goal against the Sabres on Feb. 15, 2013, as a member of the Boston Bruins.
Garnet Hathaway, who scored his first NHL goal last night in Detroit, picked up his first NHL points in Buffalo with a pair of assists on Mar. 3, 2016.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Tonight's game is the second stop in the Flames' lengthiest road trip this year. They will face Detroit, Buffalo, Columbus, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York in a six-games-in-nine-nights stretch. The Flames have a 3-3-0 record against Eastern Conference opponents and a 3-0-0 record against Atlantic Division teams this year.
With their victory in Detroit last night, Calgary is the fourth team in the Western Conference to reach five road wins and are one of three teams from the West who are above .500 on the road this year.
This evening's game is the second half of a back-to-back set, with the team picking up a 3-2 win in Detroit last night. The Flames will play 11 sets of back-to-backs this year and will have two during this road trip, ending their journey with back-to-back stops in Philadelphia and New York.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Dougie Hamilton needs 1 assist for 100.
Michael Frolik needs 4 games for 600.
Dennis Wideman needs 4 goals for 100.
Tonight's game starts at 5:00 PM MT with Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) carrying the broadcasts. @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive, behind-the-scenes content throughout the day.