This evening's contest is the first in a two-game season series between the Flames and Maple Leafs. The clubs will wrap up their regular season series on Dec. 6 in Toronto. Last year, the Flames went 1-1-0 against Toronto, collecting their 3-0 win at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Nov. 30, 2016. Freddie Hamilton, Matt Stajan and Kris Versteeg scored in that victory, which saw the Flames put 29 shots on Jonas Enroth.
HOME SWEET 'DOME
The Flames are back in town after a six-game, 12-day road swing that saw them make stops in Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, Columbus, Dallas and Denver. They went 3-2-1 on the trip, with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan leading the way with 10 points each. Calgary will play four games during their current homestand, hosting Toronto, Arizona, Edmonton, and Philadelphia.
The Flames are 7-2-0 when scoring the first goal in games this year, are 7-4-0 when outshooting their opponents, have a 3-0-0 record when leading after the first period and are 8-0-0 when leading after 40:00.
PK HEATING UP
The Flames penalty killing has improved over the course of the month and they have now killed off 13 of their last 15 penalties.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Matthew Tkachuk needs 2 games for 100.
Curtis Lazar needs 4 games for 200.
Mark Giordano needs 4 games for 700.
TJ Brodie needs 5 points for 200.
Micheal Ferland needs 5 games for 200.
Mike Smith needs 6 games for 500.
Michael Frolik needs 10 assists for 200.
Dougie Hamilton needs 13 points for 200.
Jaromir Jagr needs 43 games to become the NHL's all-time leader in games played.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 7:00 p.m. MT.