FLAMES (26-18-5) at SENATORS (16-23-8)
4 p.m. ET; TSN5, RDS, SNW, NHL.TV
The Calgary Flames will try for their seventh win in eight games when they visit the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.
The Flames are 6-1-0 in their past seven games after going 2-5-1 in their previous eight.
Calgary has not announced a starting goalie. David Rittich made 35 saves in a 2-1 shootout win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.
Brothers Matthew Tkachuk of the Flames and Brady Tkachuk of the Senators will play their fourth NHL game against each other.
The Senators have lost a season-long nine straight games (0-5-4) after going 5-2-3 in their previous 10 games.
Senators coach D.J. Smith said he will decide on a starting goalie closer to game time. Craig Anderson made 39 saves in a 4-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday, but Marcus Hogberg started each of the previous three games.
Players to watch
Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past eight games but has not had a point in the past two.
Senators forward Connor Brown has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past two games.
They said it
"We've got to make sure that we're ready to come and play hard because the one thing that Ottawa does is work. They're going to be honest, their legs are going to be going, and they're a good hockey team. We've got to make sure we're prepared to match that intensity." -- Flames coach Geoff Ward
"Honestly, it's so much fun. I've looked up to him so much and to be able to play against him head-to-head is a lot of fun. It must stink for my parents because I think they'd like to support [me] when I'm on the ice and Matthew's not, and then when Matthew's on the ice they like to support him, too, so it just kind of puts them in a little bit of an awkward position if one of us scores." -- Senators forward Brady Tkachuk on facing his brother Matthew
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Mikael Backlund
Matthew Tkachuk -- Elias Lindholm -- Andrew Mangiapane
Milan Lucic -- Derek Ryan -- Dillon Dube
Zac Rinaldo -- Tobias Rieder -- Sam Bennett
Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington -- Rasmus Andersson
Scratched: Michael Stone, Alexander Yelesin, Mark Jankowski
Injured: Juuso Valimaki (knee)
Senators projected lineup
Brady Tkachuk -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Connor Brown
Anthony Duclair -- Chris Tierney -- Drake Batherson
Filip Chlapik -- Colin White -- Tyler Ennis
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Artem Anisimov -- Scott Sabourin
Thomas Chabot -- Ron Hainsey
Mark Borowiecki -- Nikita Zaitsev
Mike Reilly -- Dylan DeMelo
Scratched: Mikkel Boedker, Cody Goloubef, Rudolfs Balcers
Injured: Anders Nilsson (concussion), Nick Paul (ankle)
It is the final game for the Flames and Senators before their respective NHL mandated breaks. … Pageau is hoping to play after being a late scratch with an upper-body injury on Thursday.
Monahan needs one point for 400 in the NHL. … Duclair, who leads the Senators in goals with 21, has not scored in nine games.