Tonight's game is the first match-up between the Flames and Detroit Red Wings this season. The clubs will finish off the season series next week when the Flames make a stop in Detroit. Last year, the Flames went 2-0-0 against the Red Wings, outscoring Detroit 6-4. Dougie Hamilton led the Flames with three points in two games against Detroit last year.
JOHNNY BE GOOD
Johnny Gaudreau heads into tonight's game on a five-game point streak, in which he has scored two goals and seven points. He leads the Flames with 19 points in 15 games this year and is tied for fourth in the NHL scoring race. The Flames are 5-0-0 when Gaudreau records two or more points in a game this year.
TOP LINE ON A ROLL
The trio of Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Micheal Ferland have combined for 18 points in the past five games. In addition to Gaudreau leading the team in scoring, Monahan sits second with 14 points and Ferland is sixth in team scoring with seven points.
Matthew Tkachuk leads the NHL in penalties drawn this year with 15. The winger draws 3.68 penalties per 60:00 of ice time, which sits eighth among all league skaters. The 19-year-old is third in team scoring with 10 points through 15 games played.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. DETROIT
Mikael Backlund played his 400th NHL game against the Red Wings on Nov. 20, 2016.
Dougie Hamilton, as a member of the Boston Bruins, played his 100th NHL game against Detroit on Apr. 2, 2014.
Sean Monahan recorded his 100th NHL assist and 200th NHL point against the Red Wings on Mar. 3, 2017.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Mikael Backlund needs 2 goals for 100.
Matthew Tkachuk needs 9 games for 100.
TJ Brodie needs 9 points for 200.
Michael Frolik needs 11 assists for 200.
Dougie Hamilton needs 17 points for 200.
Jaromir Jagr needs 51 games to become the NHL's all-time leader in games played.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet Flames (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio). Limited tickets are available HERE.