FACING THE SENATORS
Tonight's game is the final meeting between the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators this season. The Flames took the opening contest by a score of 5-2 on Oct. 28 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Dougie Hamilton netted two goals and registered three points, Johnny Gaudreau picked up two assists and Brian Elliott made 31 saves on 33 shots in the win. In their last 10 games against the Senators, the Flames have a 4-3-3 record. Recent clashes between the two teams have been high-scoring affairs, with a combined nine-or-more goals in four of the last six games.
The Flames have two players on their roster who have spent time with Senators organization: Elliott and Alex Chiasson.
Elliott, who was drafted by the Senators, played 130 games with the club, posting a record of 59-45-15 with nine shutouts, a 2.81 GAA and a .903 save percentage.
Chiasson, acquired by the Senators in the Jason Spezza trade with Dallas, recorded 19 goals and 40 points in 153 skates.
Since Dec. 2, the Flames have the most power play goals (27) and the best power play percentage (29.7%) in the NHL.
HEADING INTO THE BREAK
Tonight's game is the final contest for the Flames ahead of this year's NHL All-Star break. Gaudreau will represent the Flames at this year's event, marking his third consecutive trip to the annual event.
The winger was one of six rookies chosen to play in the 2015 All-Star Skills Competition in Columbus and he was an injury replacement for Sidney Crosby at the game where Gaudreau had two assists for Team Toews. He was one of two Calgary players selected to Team Pacific for the 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville (along with Mark Giordano) and had three points to help them win the tournament.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Dennis Wideman needs 3 goals for 100.
Alex Chiasson needs 4 points for 100.
Michael Frolik needs 4 points for 300.
Sean Monahan needs 5 goals for 100.
Tonight's game will be broadcast 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.