FACING THE SENATORS
In their last ten meetings at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Calgary Flames hold a 7-3-0 record against the Ottawa Senators. Before last season's 6-4 setback on Feb. 27, Calgary had won seven of their last eight home contests against Ottawa and outscored the Senators 32-14 during that stretch.
A couple of Flames have registered career milestones against the Senators: Sam Bennett scored his first regular season goal against Ottawa on Oct. 28 and Matt Stajan made his NHL debut against the Senators on Apr. 5, 2003 when he was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT
Tonight is Hockey Fights Cancer Night at the 'Dome. Proceeds from both the Flames Foundation 50-50 raffle sales and Hockey Fights Cancer apparel available in FanAttic stores during October, to Hockey Fights Cancer. Last season, the Flames Foundation's 50-50 proceeds directed over $25,000 to the cause.
In support of this campaign, select players will sport lavender-coloured tape on their sticks while all players will wear the Hockey Fights Cancer helmet decals.
Additionally, the Flames have partnered with the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation for a special pre-game ceremony that will recognize five children who are cancer survivors or continue to fight this disease. The Flames Foundation will also host a child from the Alberta Children's Hospital at every home game throughout the duration of the initiative that will include lower-bowl tickets and a post-game meet and greet with a player.
Lavender, which represents awareness for all cancers, continues to be the designated color for the initiative and will be worn by the hockey community throughout the campaign.
ON THIS DATE
This is the second consecutive year the Flames have faced the Senators on Oct. 28. Last year, in Ottawa, they fell to Senators 5-4 in a shootout.
Alex Chiasson sent two seasons in Ottawa, scoring 19 goals and 40 points in 153 games.
Brian Elliott was drafted by the Senators and appeared in 130 games in Ottawa silks. He held a 59-45-15 record with a 2.81 GAA and a .903 save percentage. He posted nine shutouts during his stint with the Senators.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Dennis Wideman needs 4 goals for 100.
Deryk Engelland needs 5 games for 400.
Dougie Hamilton needs 5 assists for 100.
Johnny Gaudreau needs 9 assists for 100.
Tonight's game starts at 7:00 PM MT and will be broadcast on Sportsnet Flames (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio). @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content throughtout the day.