DATE WITH DALLAS
Tonight's game is the third contest between the Flames and Stars this year. The Flames have a 1-1-0 record in the season series and Johnny Gaudreau leads all Flames with four points against the Stars this year. In their last 10 games against the Stars at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Flames have a 5-3-2 record. Prior to the 4-2 loss in November, the Flames were winners of four of their past five games against Dallas on home ice.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. DALLAS
Deryk Engelland's first multi-goal game came against the Stars on Mar. 25, 2015.
Michael Stone made his NHL debut against Dallas on Feb. 18, 2012. He was a member of the Arizona Coyotes at the time.
FLAMES CAREER LEADERS VS. DALLAS
Games Played - Mark Giordano (28)
Goals - Kris Versteeg (7)
Assists - Versteeg (11)
Points - Versteeg (18)
Penalty Minutes - Dennis Wideman (27)
Wins - Brian Elliott (6)
Elliott has won his last nine starts and is 13-1-1 in his last 15 games, posting a 1.93 GAA and a .934 save percentage during that stretch. The netminder missed Wednesday's game due to illness but practiced with the club on Thursday.
The Flames are 21-15-3 against Western Conference opponents and have a 11-6-0 record against the Central Division this year.
Matt Stajan hit the 400-point mark on Wednesday with an assist on Alex Chiasson's goal against the Boston Bruins. The pivot has played in 924 NHL games, scoring 141 goals and 259 assists throughout his career. 233 of Stajan's points came when he was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and 177 points have come during his tenure with the Flames.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Dennis Wideman needs 2 goals for 100.
Mark Giordano needs 3 goals for 100.
Kris Versteeg needs 3 assists for 200.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet West (TV) and Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio) at 7:00 p.m. @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content throughout the course of the day.