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FAST FACTS - FLAMES at KINGS

Notes ahead of tonight's game at the Staples Center

by Calgaryflames.com staff @NHLFlames / calgaryflames.com

FAMILIAR FACES

The Flames and Kings will square off for the third time in the last three weeks in their fifth and final matchup of the season. Both teams have earned two victories a piece with the Flames winning twice at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Feb. 28 2-1 in overtime, and 5-2 on March. 19. The Kings came away with a 5-0 win at the Staples Center on Nov. 5 and most recently a 4-1 victory on March 29 in Calgary. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS vs. LOS ANGELES

Lance Bouma played his first career NHL game on Feb. 5, 2011 against the Kings. 

Alex Chiasson, as a member of the Dallas Stars, recorded his first NHL assist on Apr. 9, 2013 against Los Angeles. 

Johnny Gaudreau scored his first career hat trick in the NHL against the Kings on Dec. 22, 2014. 

FLAMES CAREER LEADERS vs. LOS ANGELES 

GAMES PLAYED: Mark Giordano (39)

GOALS: Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan (5)

ASSISTS: Dennis Wideman (11)

POINTS: Gaudreau (15)

PENALTY MINUTES: Ladislav Smid (54) 

WINS: Brian Elliott (5)

MILESTONES WITHIN REACH

Mark Giordano needs 1 goal for 100 in his career 

Dennis Wideman needs 2 goals for 100 in his career 

STELLAR STEEGER

The Flames suffered consecutive setbacks to Anaheim on Sunday and Tuesday, but forward Kris Versteeg was a bright spot as he tallied a pair of powerplay goals on Sunday to match his career-high of eight in a year, and he had an assist on Tuesday. He has at least one point in three straight and now has seven points (2G, 5A) in his last six games. 

BACK TO CALI 

Tonight's game marks the second of three games in California to wrap up the 2016-17 regular season. Following Tuesday's 3-1 setback to the Ducks, the Flames have a 6-7-0 record against the three California teams.  

DID YOU KNOW? 

The Flames have won 32 consecutive times when holding a lead after two periods. Their only loss this season when leading after 40 minutes came on Oct. 15 against Vancouver when they still earned a point in a shootout loss. They are the only team in the NHL who has just a single loss when leading after the second frame. 

BROADCAST INFO

Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet 360 (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan (radio) at 8:30 p.m. 

 

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