CLASH WITH THE KINGS
Tonight is the fourth of five games between the Flames and LA Kings this year. The Flames are 2-1-0 against their Pacific Division rivals this season, picking up their pair of victories at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Feb. 28 and Mar 19. The two clubs will wrap up their season series next week when the Flames make a stop at the Staples Center on Apr. 6.
In their last 10 home games against the Kings, the Flames have a 5-4-1 record and have points in six of their last seven games against LA at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. LA
Lance Bouma made his NHL debut against the Kings on Feb. 5, 2011.
Alex Chiasson, as a member of the Dallas Stars, picked up his first NHL assist against LA on Apr. 9, 2013.
Johnny Gaudreau's first career hat trick came in LA on Dec. 22, 2014.
FLAMES CAREER LEADERS VS. LA
Games Played - Mark Giordano (38)
Goals - Gaudreau, Sean Monahan (5)
Assists - Dennis Wideman (11)
Points - Gaudreau, Giordano (14)
Penalty Minutes - Ladislav Smid (54)
Wins - Brian Elliott (5)
Tonight's game marks the start of a six-game stretch which will see the Flames play the three California-based clubs twice. Calgary has a 5-4-0 record against these three teams this year with Matthew Tkachuk leading the way with 3 goals and 7 points against California clubs.
THE BOYS ARE ROLLING
The line of Gaudreau, Monahan and Micheal Ferland have been extremely productive since being put together on Feb. 21. Since that game vs. the Nashville Predators, the trio has a combined 20 goals and 53 points. They are all coming off of big performances in Monday's 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche: Monahan scored 1 goal and 4 points while both Gaudreau and Ferland both had a goal and 2 points against the Avalanche.
HOLDING THE LEAD
This season, Calgary has won 31 consecutive times when holding a lead after the first two periods of play. The Flames' only loss when leading after 40:00 came on Oct. 15 when they dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the Vancouver Canucks.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Lance Bouma needs 1 game for 300.
Mark Giordano needs 1 goal for 100.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 7:00 p.m. @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content throughout the day.