FLAMES (10-13-1) at ISLANDERS (6-10-4)
7 p.m. ET; MSG+, SNW, NHL.TV
Flames team scope
Calgary Flames center Mark Jankowski, the 21st pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, will make his NHL debut. He is the grandson of Lou Jankowski, who played 127 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks from 1953-55 and later worked as a scout for the New York Rangers. His uncle, Ryan Jankowski, is a former New York Islanders assistant general manager and currently is the head scout for Hockey Canada. "It's pretty cool. I'm pretty excited about this," Mark told the Flames website. "I've just got to go out there and play a smart, simple game and just help the team win. I'm definitely pretty excited. A little nerves, but I think once I actually get on the ice, those will subside and I'll realize it's just hockey, just another hockey game and just try to get into the feel of the game." It's the finale of the Flames' six-game road trip, during which they are 3-2-0. Calgary is coming off a 5-3 loss at the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, which defenseman Mark Giordano labeled "our worst game in a while here." The Flames did not have a morning skate.
Islanders team scope
The New York Islanders return home after going 1-2-0 on their trip to California, which ended with a 3-2 loss at the San Jose Sharks on Friday. New York is at the bottom of the NHL standings with 16 points through 20 games. "To be honest I don't really know where all the points sit," captain John Tavares said. "Obviously I know we're not up in the standings with the results we've got. It's no secret with the way this stretch has gone, we've got to find a way to get some points and some wins and obviously close the gap. Obviously there's a quarter of the season done, three quarters left, so there's still a lot of hockey left to be played."
Flames projected lineup
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Kris Versteeg -- Sean Monahan -- Troy Brouwer
Sam Bennett -- Matt Stajan -- Alex Chiasson
Michael Ferland -- Mark Jankowski -- Garnet Hathaway
Mark Giordano -- Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie -- Dennis Wideman
Brett Kulak -- Deryk Engelland
Scratched: Hunter Shinkaruk, Freddie Hamilton, Jyrki Jokipakka
Injured: Johnny Gaudreau (finger), Lance Bouma (upper body), Ladislav Smid (neck)
Islanders projected lineup
Josh Bailey -- John Tavares -- Anthony Beauvillier
Nikolay Kulemin -- Brock Nelson -- Shane Prince
Andrew Ladd -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck
Anders Lee -- Alan Quine -- Jason Chimera
Nick Leddy -- Travis Hamonic
Thomas Hickey -- Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan -- Adam Pelech
Scratched: Jaroslav Halak, Scott Mayfield, Ryan Strome
Injured: Ryan Pulock (lower body), Dennis Seidenberg (upper body)
Strome, the fifth player selected at the 2011 NHL Draft who had 50 points in 2014-15, will be a healthy scratch for a second straight game. "I thought I had a couple of good games in a row there going," said Strome, who had been promoted to the top line 12 days ago. "But you've got to find consistency every game. Obviously right now I guess I'm the odd-man out. I don't really have any answers so I don't really know what to say. It is what it is. Hopefully we can win the game and get this ship going in the right direction. Hopefully I can help out when I get the opportunity." Islanders coach Jack Capuano, who said the three games on the West Coast were New York's best this season, doesn't foresee Strome, who has two goals and four assists in 19 games, sitting out much longer. "He's got to just continue to work hard," Capuano said. "He's got a couple of goals, he's an offensive guy for us that hasn't produced offensively. Those games that we just played that he wasn't in the lineup, we played well. He's going to be back in there at some point, but we just came off a really good hockey game and we don't want to change where we're at with the amount of scoring chances that each line had in that particular game." Seidenberg and Pulock skated Monday morning but are not ready to play. Capuano said it's possible Pulock could go to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League for conditioning once he's medically cleared. … Elliott will start in goal Monday, one night after Johnson faced 43 shots in Philadelphia.
Chiasson has scored in back-to-back games, Brodie has a goal and two assists in the past two games. Tkachuk has scored twice in the past four. … Lee has three goals in the past two games and Leddy has a goal and two assists in the past three.