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FAST FACTS - FLAMES VS. SENATORS

Notes ahead of tonight's Flames vs. Senators tilt at the Scotiabank Saddledome

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

ON A RUN

After losing their season-opener to the Oilers in Edmonton, the Flames have rattled off three straight wins, including a recent two-game Southern California sweep of the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings.

They have outscored the opposition 12-6 in their trio of vcitories.

The homeside will look to make it four in a row when they host the 1-0-2 Ottawa Senators tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Game time is set for 7 p.m. MT, with Sportsnet Flames carrying the TV broadcast and Sportsnet 960 The FAN carrying the radio broadcast.

BRICK WALL

Not much is getting past Flames captain Mark Giordano and Flames goaltender Mike Smith these days. Gio leads the Flames in blocked shots with 17 while Mike Smith has been excellent, stopping 152 shots and boasting a save percentage of .950 over the first four games.

HOT START

Johnny Gaudreau is off to the hottest start of his career. Gaudreau has seven points (1G, 6A) in the first four games. This is the most points over the first four games of any season for Gaudreau, passing the 2015-16 season where he had five points (1G, 4A) in the first four games.    

MR. OVERTIME

Flames alternate captain Sean Monahan has sure made a name for himself when it comes to overtime heroics. At 23-years-old, Monahan already has eight overtime winners in his career, extending his franchise record for the Flames. His latest came Wednesday in a 4-3 win in Los Angeles. He scored two of his eight in 2016-17, one in 2015-16, three in 2014-15, and one in 2013-14.

JAGR ON ICE

Jaromir Jagr made his Flames debut Wednesday in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old played on a line with Kris Versteeg and Sam Bennett. Jagr had 13:38 of ice time in the tilt. Jagr will make his home debut tonight against the Senators.

CAPITAL GAINS

Jagr has enjoyed some success over the years playing against the Senators. Jagr has suited up against Ottawa 78 times, tallying 44 goals and 46 assists (90 points). Jagr currently holds a 1.15 points-per-game average versus the Sens.

TOUGH TIME IN CALGARY

The Senators, who were swept by Calgary in the teams' two-game regular-season series last season, will attempt to win for what would only be the third time in the past 14 seasons when they meet the Flames tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

DID YOU KNOW

In 2000-01Jagr captured the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's top scorer for the fourth-straight season and fifth time overall (121pts). Jagr became just the third player to win this award four or more straight seasons, joining Gretzky ('80-81 to '86-87), Phil Esposito ('70-71 to '73-74) and Gordie Howe ('50-51 to '53-54). 

FLAMES MILESTONES WITHIN REACH

Troy Brouwer - 691 games (9 away from 700)

Mark Giordano - 99 goals (1 away from 100)

Mikael Backlund - 96 goals (4 away from 100)

Michael Frolik - 186 assists (14 away from 200)

Mike Smith - 198 wins (2 away from 200)

Jaromir Jagr - 56 games to become the all-time leader in games played (1,768)

INJURY REPORT

F Marek Hrivik is the only Flames player sidelined due to injury.

D Erik Karlsson has missed the team's first three games as he continues to recover from off-season surgery while D Johnny Oduya has missed the team's two most recent contests with a lower body injury. D Ben Harpur and C Colin White are on injured reserve.

 

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