FACING THE AVS
The Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche will meet three times in the 2016-17 campaign, with tonight's game being the second in the season series. The Flames opened up this year's trio of contests with a 6-3 win in Denver on Dec. 27. Mikael Backlund and Johnny Gaudreau accounted for four of the goals in the win, each scoring a pair at the Pepsi Center. Brian Elliott was in net for the first game of the Flames-Avs season set, making 25 saves on 28 shots.
In their last 10 home games against the Avs, the Flames hold a 6-3-1 record and have won three of their last four contests against Colorado at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
THE STREAKS CONTINUE
With a goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes, Backlund extended his point streak to four games. During that stretch, the pivot has five goals and eight points. The 27-year-old is second in team scoring with 24 points and leads the team in goals scored with 11.
Matthew Tkachuk is on a six-game point streak, becoming the first rookie since Johnny Gaudreau to have points in six straight skates. During his last half-dozen games, Tkachuk has one goal and seven points. He sits third in team scoring with seven goals and 22 points in 35 games.
FORMER AVS AND FLAMES
Five players on the Flames and Avalanche rosters have played for both teams during their careers:
Elliott played 12 games for Colorado in the 2010-11 season, going 2-8-1 with a 3.83 GAA and a .891 save percentage.
Jarome Iginla played 16 seasons for Calgary and holds many franchise records, including games played (1219), goals (525), and points (1095).
Blake Comeau spent parts of two seasons with the Flames and played 91 games and recorded 22 points during his time with the team.
Rene Bourque played 249 games for the Flames, registering 88 goals and 164 points.
Joe Colborne dressed for 217 games with the Flames, amassing 37 goals and 100 points during that time.
Ladislav Smid (neck) - 39 games (Oct. 12 - Present)
Troy Brouwer (finger) - 3 games (Dec. 27 - Present)
Flames 2016-17 Man Games Lost: 83
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Mikael Backlund needs 1 point for 200.
Dougie Hamilton needs 2 games for 300.
Dennis Wideman needs 3 goals for 100.
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