FACING THE ISLES
In the first tilt of their two-game set against the Islanders this season, the Flames fell 2-1 in overtime. Sean Monahan scored the lone goal while Brian Elliott was credited with 25 saves in the setback on Nov. 28. In their last 10 home games against the Islanders, the Flames have a 5-3-2 record. While New York has won back-to-back games at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary had taken eight of 11 of their meetings prior to that.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. THE ISLES
Mikael Backlund made his NHL debut against the Islanders on Jan. 8, 2009.
Micheal Ferland's only penalty shot of his career came against New York on Feb. 27, 2015.
The Flames have won their past six games and are in the midst of a season-high seven-game point streak. Their current run is a part of a fabulous February which saw Calgary go 9-2-1, giving them a NHL-leading .792 winning percentage last month.
Friday's victory over the Detroit Red Wings marked the fifth straight game where the Flames surrended the first goal but came back to win. The Flames lead the NHL with 17 wins after conceding the first goal of a game. In addition, Calgary and Pittsburgh have just one loss each when leading after two periods.
Elliott has been a pillar of strength in net over the past month, going 9-1-1 in his last 11 starts. During that stretch, he holds a 2.18 GAA and a .925 save percentage.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Michael Stone needs 2 points for 100.
Alex Chiasson needs 3 points for 100.
Matt Stajan needs 3 points for 400.
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