FACING THE SABRES
This evening's contest is the first of two meetings between the Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres this year. They will wrap up their season series on Nov. 21 when the Flames make a stop in Buffalo.
The Flames hold a 8-2-0 record against the Sabres in their last 10 games at the Scotiabank Saddledome and have won their last six games against Buffalo in Calgary.
2015-16 SEASON SERIES SCORING LEADERS
Sean Monahan led all skaters with five points in a pair of games last season. Monahan is also riding a five-game point streak against Buffalo and has four goals and eight points over that span.
Dougie Hamilton (one goal, two assists), Johnny Gaudreau (one goal, one assist), Mark Giordano (two assists), and Garnet Hathaway (two assists) recorded two or more points against the Sabres last year.
Former Sabre Chad Johnson made his Flames debut on Saturday in Vancovuer, turning aside 30 of the 31 shots he faced in the 2-1 shootout setback, leaving him with a .968 save percentage. He is expected to get the start against his old team tonight.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Troy Brouwer needs 4 points for 300.
Dennis Wideman needs 5 goals for 100.
Mark Giordano needs 5 games for 600.
Dougie Hamilton needs 8 assists for 100.
Tonight's game will be aired on Sportsnet Flames (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 7:00 PM MT. @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content throughout the day. Fans can also follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #BUFvsCGY.