FLAMES (33-25-10) at SENATORS (23-32-11)
7:30 p.m. ET; TSN5, RDS, SNW, NHL.TV
The Calgary Flames will try to gain ground in the playoff race when they play the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday.
The Flames trail the Los Angeles Kings by three points for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference and are four points behind the third-place Anaheim Ducks in the Pacific Division. They are 1-0-1 entering the finale of a three-game road trip.
Goalie Mike Condon will start for the Senators, who are two points ahead of the last-place Buffalo Sabres in the Atlantic Division and 18 points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets, who hold the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
Ottawa is playing the second game of a back-to-back after a 4-3 loss to the Sabres in a shootout on Thursday.
Players to watch
Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) in his past 18 games.
Senators forward Mark Stone has two goals and 13 assists during a 10-game point streak.
They said it
"We've got to come in with the same mindset that we did in Buffalo. These guys are going to be working hard. They have a ton of skill, I mean, they spanked us pretty good when we were in Calgary." -- Flames defenseman Mark Giordano
"No, never. I'll be honest with you, it's kind of a loser comment. You want to be doing things for yourself, for the right reasons and to win games. Period. It doesn't matter who we play." -- Senators coach Guy Boucher on if he'll use the term "spoiler" with his team before playing Calgary
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett -- Mark Jankowski -- Garnet Hathaway
Troy Brouwer -- Matt Stajan -- Curtis Lazar
Dougie Hamilton -- Mark Giordano
TJ Brodie -- Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak -- Michael Stone
Scratched: Chris Stewart, Nick Shore, Matt Bartkowski
Injured: Marek Hrivik (upper body), Mike Smith (lower body), Kris Versteeg (lower body)
Senators projected lineup
Ryan Dzingel -- Matt Duchene -- Mike Hoffman
Magnus Paajarvi -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Mark Stone
Bobby Ryan -- Zack Smith -- Marian Gaborik
Max McCormick -- Tom Pyatt -- Alexandre Burrows
Fredrik Claesson -- Erik Karlsson
Ben Harpur -- Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki -- Thomas Chabot
Scratched: Jim O'Brien , Erik Burgdoerfer
Injured: Chris Wideman (hamstring)
Gulutzan said Smith is "progressing at a real good rate," but is still day-to-day. He hasn't played since Feb. 11.
Monahan has 30 goals, one short of his NHL career high in 2014-15. … Karlsson has eight points (two goals, six assists) in his past five games.