FACING THE SHARKS
Tonight's game is the first of five meetings between the Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks in the 2016-17 season. Last year, the Flames went 2-2-1 against the Sharks, with one win at the Scotiabank Saddledome and the other at the SAP Center in San Jose. Mark Giordano led the Flames in scoring against the Sharks with one goal and six points in five games. Mikael Backlund trailed him with two goals and five points in five games.
The Flames are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games in San Jose. They have won four of their last five visits to the SAP Center.
FROLIK'S HOT STREAK
Michael Frolik's goal in Chicago on Tuesday gives him five on the year, which leads all Flames skaters. He has seven points through 11 games, tying him with Johnny Gaudreau and Backlund for the team lead in scoring.
Two of Frolik's goals have come short-handed, which ties him for the NHL-lead. Frolik set a career-high in short-handed markers in 2014-15 when he netted three as a member of the Winnipeg Jets.
The Flames play 10 of their next 15 games on the road, with just five home games in the month of November. Calgary holds a 2-2-1 record on the road this season.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Deryk Engelland needs 1 game for 400.
Dennis Wideman needs 4 goals for 100.
Dougie Hamilton needs 4 assists for 100.
Johnny Gaudreau needs 7 assists for 100.
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