BATTLING THE CANUCKS
The Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks will meet for the second time in as many nights when they face off at 8:00 PM MT at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Canucks collected a 4-2 win on Friday night at Rogers Arena, with Ryan Miller making 44 saves. Michael Frolik scored twice in the setback while Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk extended their point streaks to six and eight games, respectively. The clubs will wrap up their five-game season series on Feb. 18 in Vancouver.
In their last 10 games against the Canucks, the Flames hold a 7-2-1 record. In their last 10 meetings at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Flames own a 5-4-1 record and have won three in a row on home ice.
TKACHUK ON A ROLL
Tkachuk has been in impressive form for the Flames recently as the rookie forward has at least one point in eight straight contests for the team - tied with Toronto's Auston Matthews for the longest run by an NHL freshman this season. Tkachuk's run is the franchise's longest streak by a rookie since Joe Nieuwendyk set Calgary's record by recording a point in 14 straight skates from Dec. 20, 1987 to Jan. 21, 1988.
DOUGIE'S 300TH SKATE
Defenceman Dougie Hamilton played his 300th NHL game in Vancouver last night, becoming just the ninth player from the 2011 NHL Draft to reach that milestone. The Toronto, ON native had played 119 straight games for Calgary since he was acquired from Boston in 2015 until he missed last Thursday's game against Anaheim with an illness.
Hamilton leads the team in shots (116) and tops Flames blueliners in goals (6), assists (16) and points (22).
TAKING THE LEAD
With two assists in Vancouver on Friday night, Backlund took over the team lead in scoring with 27 points through 41 games. The centreman also leads the team in goals scored with 12. He heads into tonight's game on a six-game point streak in which he has six goals and 11 points.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Dennis Wideman needs 3 goals for 100.
Alex Chiasson needs 5 points for 100.
Matt Stajan needs 6 games for 900.
CBC and Sportsnet will carry tonight's television broadcast at 8:00 PM MT. Sportsnet 960 The FAN will host the radio broadcast of this evening's divisional tilt. @NHLFlames will live-tweet the game and bring you pre-and-post-game content throughout the course of the day.