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FLAMES EXTRA - THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

Sure he's good at scoring goals - really, really good at scoring goals - but Monahan can do so much more now as a true No.-1 centre

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / calgaryflames.com

It isn't hard to pinpoint Sean Monahan's greatest strength.

Just check out his stat sheet.

He scores goals.

A lot of goals.

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FLAMES REWIND - 10.12.17

Playing in his 500th game snuck up on Smith ... Plenty of other milestones for Flames players this week ... Just call Monahan Mr. Clutch

by AARON VICKERS @aavickers / calgaryflames.com

Forgive Mike Smith for not noticing. The games tend to blur together.

But for Smith, who skated in NHL game No. 500 in Saturday's 4-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks, it was a milestone that snuck up on him.

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BENNETT ON A ROLL

Forward's game rounding into form as coach had predicted

by GEORGE JOHNSON @GJohnsonFlames / calgaryflames.com

Amidst the celebratory tumult over his dramatic go-ahead strike, an ecstatic Sam Bennett naturally had the headlights turned to high-beam.

That was a Lotto 649 jackpot win grin. A flash of enamel bright enough, Pepsodent-gleaming enough, to light up Times Square on any given New Year's Eve.

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SAM-SATIONAL!

Bennett scores the game-winner with 1:10 left as Flames dump Canucks

by TY PILSON @typilson / calgaryflames.com

Sam Bennett walked out of the corner and roofed the backhand winner with just 1:10 left to play as the Flames dumped the Canucks 4-2 Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Calgary improved to 16-12-2 after winning the big Pacific Division battle, while Vancouver fell to 14-12-4.

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A POSITIVE OUTLOOK

Staying close with his teammates has Kris Versteeg's spirits up through his physical therapy

by GEORGE JOHNSON @GJohnsonFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The gear hung in the customary spot, as if awaiting its owner for the 8 p.m. Hockey Night in Canada start only a few hours away, represented an as-quickly-as-possible hope.

The crutches resting to Kris Versteeg's left the immediate reality.

"Yeah, nice of them,'' said Versteeg, of the No. 10 jersey and accompanying equipment all in place. "I didn't expect that.

"I'm going to need to be here, in the room, around the guys, as much as possible.

"For the sake of my own sanity."

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PROJECTED LINEUP - FLAMES VS. CANUCKS

Calgary's projected lines, defence pairings and starting goalie for tonight's game

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY - The Flames will make one forward tweak this evening when they host the Vancouver Canucks at 8:00 p.m. MT.

Matthew Tkachuk will return after missing Thursday's game in Montreal due to a suspension. With him back in the lineup, Freddie Hamilton is expected to sit as a healthy scratch. Jaromir Jagr (lower body) will miss a third straight game and is still considered day-to-day.

Tonight's projected lines, defence pairings and starting goaltender:

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FAST FACTS - FLAMES VS. CANUCKS

Notes ahead of tonight's Flames vs. Canucks match-up at the Scotiabank Saddledome

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

THE MATCH-UP

Tonight's tilt is the third in a four-game season series between the divisional rivals. The Flames took the opening game on Oct. 14 by a score of 5-2 but the Canucks evened things up with a 5-3 victory in Calgary on Nov. 7. Dougie Hamilton, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan lead the Flames with three points against the Canucks this year. Mike Smith has been in net for both contests against the Canucks, making 43 saves on 50 shots.

The Flames and Canucks will wrap up this year's season series on Dec. 17 in Vancouver.

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MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF

Flames prospect Glenn Gawdin is in the midst of a standout season in the WHL

by GEORGE JOHNSON @GJohnsonFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

He's been on site before as an integral member of the Swift Current Broncos, of course. Sporadically, over the past five winters.

Still, strolling down Scotiabank Saddledome's event level hallway Friday morning, through the sliding Flaming C double-doors, past the photo of the iconic '89 Stanley Cup team on the wall and nearing the entryway to the inner sanctum of the big team in his town, held a different kind of feel for Glenn Gawdin, somehow.

More welcoming, perhaps.

As if he might be checking out future digs.

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VALIMAKI, TUULOLA ON PRELIMINARY FINNISH WJC ROSTER

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames could have two prospects suiting up for Finland at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Defenceman Juuso Valimaki, who was tabbed as Finland's captain for the tournament earlier this year, and forward Eetu Tuulola have been named to their country's preliminary 28-man roster. This year's tournament will run from Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tweet from @FINjrhockey: Finnish U20 national team for the World Juniors camp has been announced. #WorldJuniors #U20fi pic.twitter.com/m3KRiZc5ys

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MAYFAIR DIAGNOSTICS INJURY REPORT - 08.12.17

A recap of Flames injuries this season

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY - The Flames have two players injured as of Dec. 8, 2017:

Kris Versteeg - Hip - Month-To-Month (Injured Reserve) - 6 games missed

Jaromir Jagr - Lower Body - Day-To-Day - 2 games missed

The Flames' total man games lost this season is 24.

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