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Preview - Flames @ Leafs

The Flames kick off their Eastern Canadian road trip on Monday in Toronto

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson /

FLAMES (24-22-3) VS. MAPLE LEAFS (21-14-9)

BROADCAST: 5:30 PM MT; Sportsnet West (TV), Sportsnet 960 The FAN (radio)

SEASON SERIES: Monday's game is the second and final match-up between the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs this season. The Flames took the opening contest on Nov. 30 by a score of 3-0. Freddie Hamilton, Kris Versteeg and Matt Stajan scored and Chad Johnson made 39 saves in the win.

FLAMES' TEAM SCOPE: The Flames are aiming to rebound from two straight losses at home this past week, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Nashville Predators on Thursday and falling 7-3 to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Sean Monahan heads into Monday's game with goals in his past five games - a career-high for the centreman. Monahan now has 15 goals on the year, leading all Flames skaters, and is second in team scoring with 30 points in 49 games. That streak is tied for the second-longest in the NHL this season; Nashville's James Neal owns the longest goal-scoring streak in 2016-17 at six games.

MAPLE LEAFS' TEAM SCOPE: Much like the Flames, the Maple Leafs are involved in tight playoff race in their division. As of Sunday, they are fourth in the Atlantic Division and are just one point behind the third-place Boston Bruins and three points behind the second-place Ottawa Senators. They are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Senators on Saturday, a setback which saw Matt Martin and Tyler Bozak find the back of the net. Rookie Auston Matthews leads the team in scoring with 22 goals and 38 points. James van Riemsdyk is right behind him with 16 goals and 38 points. Mitch Marner rounds out the top three in scoring with 10 goals and 37 points. Frederik Andersen has shouldered the load in net, going 19-10-8 this season with a 2.69 GAA and a .918 save percentage.

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