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FAST FACTS - FLAMES VS. PENGUINS

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

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

THE MATCH-UP

Thursday's game is the first match-up between the Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins this season. Last year, the Flames went 2-0-0, picking up a pair of shootout victories against Pittsburgh. Kris Versteeg scored both game-winning goals in those shootouts and led the Flames with two points.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. PITTSBURGH

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

As a member of the Blackhawks, Versteeg netted his 100th career goal against Pittsburgh on Mar. 1, 2014.

As a member of the Capitals, Jaromir Jagr played his 900th NHL game against the Penguins on Dec. 3, 2002.

700 FOR BROUW

Troy Brouwer is set to play his 700th NHL game this evening. The veteran forward has 321 points (163 goals, 158 assists) on his resume, which includes stops in Chicago, Washington, St. Louis, and Calgary. Since signing with the Flames in the summer of 2016, he has played 86 games with Calgary.

MONY ON THE MONEY

Sean Monahan has already netted four game-winning goals, which ties his 2016-17 total. The 23-year-old is second in team scoring with six goals and 10 points through 12 games.

OCTOBER TO REMEMBER

Mike Smith has made quite the impression in his first 11 games as a Flame, being named a game star in six of those games. The netminder owns a 6-5-0 record with a 2.31 GAA, a .931 save percentage and one shutout.

MILESTONES WITHIN REACH

Mikael Backlund needs 2 goals for 100.

Troy Brouwer needs 1 game for 700.

TJ Brodie needs 11 points for 200.

Michael Frolik needs 12 assists for 200.

Matthew Tkachuk needs 12 games for 100.

Jaromir Jagr needs 52 games to become the NHL's all-time leader in games played.

BROADCAST INFO

Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 7:00 p.m. MT. Limited tickets are available HERE.

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