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FAST FACTS - FLAMES VS. PENGUINS

Notes ahead of tonight's Flames vs. Penguins match-up at the Scotiabank Saddledome

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

PITTED AGAINST THE PENS

Tonight's game is the second and final meeting between the Flames and Penguins this year. The Flames came away with a 3-2 shootout win when they made a stop in Pittsburgh in early February. Micheal Ferland and Michael Frolik found the back of the net in regulation while Kris Versteeg netted the lone goal in the shootout.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. PITTSBURGH

Matt Bartkowski, while a member of the Boston Bruins, made his NHL debut against the Penguins on Jan. 10, 2011.

Sam Bennett's first game-winning goal came against Pittsburgh on Nov. 7, 2015.

Chad Johnson, while a member of the Buffalo Sabres, made a career-high 46 saves against the Penguins on Mar. 29, 2016.

FLAMES CAREER LEADERS VS. PITTSBURGH

Games Played - Matt Stajan (31)

Goals - Stajan, Versteeg (4)

Assists - Stajan (10)

Points - Stajan (14)

Penalty Minutes - Dennis Wideman (28)

Wins - Brian Elliott (6)

MIKAEL'S MILESTONES

Last week was a memorable run for Mikael Backlund, who netted the game-winning goal in Winnipeg on Saturday, tied his career-high in goals (21) and set a new career-high in points (48). Backlund is tied with Johnny Gaudreau for the team lead in points and leads all Flames in game-winning tallies (7), power play goals (7) and power play points (15).

HOLDING THE LEAD

Saturday's shutout win over the Jets was the 28th consecutive time the Flames have earned a win when holding a lead after two periods. Calgary's only loss this season when leading after 40 minutes came on Oct. 15 when they still earned a point in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

MILESTONES WITHIN REACH

Alex Chiasson needs 1 point for 100.

Matt Stajan needs 2 points for 400.

BROADCAST INFO

Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) will carry this evening's broadcasts at 7:00 p.m. @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content throughout the day.

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