A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE
Tonight's game is the final time the Flames and Avalanche will meet this season. Calgary is 2-0-0 against Colorado this year and have outscored them 10-4. Mikael Backlund and Johnny Gaudreau led the Flames with two goals and three points against Colorado in 2016-17.
In their last 10 games against the Avalanche, the Flames are 6-3-1 and sport an identical record for their past 10 games against Colorado at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. COLORADO
Troy Brouwer, as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, made his NHL debut against the Avalanche on Dec. 23, 2006. He also netted his first NHL goal against Colorado on Nov. 3, 2008.
Chad Johnson, as a member of the New York Rangers, picked up his first NHL win against Colorado on Jan. 31, 2010.
FLAMES CAREER LEADERS VS. COLORADO
Games Played - Ladislav Smid (41)
Goals - Brouwer, Matt Stajan (7)
Assists - Mark Giordano (14)
Points - Giordano (19)
Penalty Minutes - Giordano (39)
Wins - Brian Elliott (8)
TREMENDOUS TWO MONTHS
With their victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, the Flames have won 13 of their past 16 games and are 18-5-1 since Jan. 26. Those 18 wins are tied with the Chicago Blackhawks for the most in the league during that time frame. Since Jan. 26, Gaudreau has led the Flames with 27 points while Elliott holds a 16-2-1 record with a 1.99 GAA and a .932 save percentage.
Since Jan. 26, Giordano has six goals and 13 points. During that stretch, he has an NHL-leading plus-20 rating.
TAKING THE LEAD
The Flames have won 30 straight games when they held the lead after two periods of play and their only loss when leading after 40:00 this year came on Oct. 15, when they picked up a point in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Canucks.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Mark Giordano needs 1 goal for 100.
Kris Versteeg needs 1 assist for 200.
Johnny Gaudreau needs 1 points for 200.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 7:00 p.m.