INTO THE WILD
Tonight's game is the final meeting between the Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild in the regular season. The Flames are 2-0-0 against the Central Division's top team, defeating 1-0 on Nov. 15 and 3-2 (SO) on Dec. 2. Johnny Gaudreau, Mikael Backlund and Kris Versteeg have scored in regulation against the Wild while Sean Monahan scored the shootout game-winner.
In their last 10 games against the Wild at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Flames are 5-3-2. In their last 10 contests vs. Minnesota, Calgary has a 4-5-1 record and have won three in a row against the Wild.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. MINNESOTA
Lance Bouma scored his first NHL goal against the Wild on Jan. 7, 2012.
TJ Brodie netted his first NHL goal against Minnesota on Nov. 27, 2011.
As a member of the Dallas Stars, Jyrki Jokipakka recorded his first NHL point against the Wild on Nov. 28, 2014.
AFTER THE BREAK
Following the NHL All-Star break, the Flames have 30 games on the docket, which includes 16 games against Western Conference foes and 10 skates against Pacific Division rivals. The remainder of the Flames schedule is split evenly between road and home games.
After tonight's game, Calgary plays just two of their next 10 games at the Scotiabank Saddledome and they'll face Eastern Conference opponents in 13 of their next 17 skates.
DOUGIE'S ON A ROLL
Dougie Hamilton has at least one assist in 12 of his last 18 games and he has 15 points over that span. Hamilton leads the Flames in assists with 25, game-winning goals with four, and shots on goal with 144. The Toronto, ON native is one of just three NHL blueliners with four game winning goals (along with Brent Burns and Shea Weber) and he ranks seventh among NHL blueliners in points (32) and eighth for assists (25).
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Alex Chiasson needs 4 points for 100.
Michael Frolik needs 4 points for 300.
Sean Monahan needs 4 goals for 100.
Tonight's game will be on Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet West (TV) as well as Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio). @NHLFlames will be live-tweeting the game and providing exclusive content throughout the day.