OILERS (34-38-9) at FLAMES (50-24-7)
10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN1, SNE, SNO, SNP, NHL.TV
Forward Leon Draisaitl can become the first Edmonton Oilers player to have 50 goals in a season since Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri in 1986-87 if he scored against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday.
Gretzky scored 62 goals and Kurri had 54 in 1986-87. Draisaitl is second in the NHL with 49 goals, two behind League-leader Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.
The Oilers, who are 0-4-1 in their past five games, were eliminated from contention for the Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 1.
The Flames, who are 3-1-0 in the past four games, clinched the best record in the Western Conference on March 31 and will have home-ice advantage for as long as they remain in the first three rounds of the playoffs.
Forward Johnny Gaudreau is two points from becoming the first Calgary player to reach 100 in a single season since Theo Fleury had 100 in 1992-93.
Players to watch
Oilers center Connor McDavid's 116 points (41 goals, 75 assists) are the most by an Edmonton player since Mark Messier had 129 (45 goals, 84 assists) in 1989-90.
Mark Giordano's 74 points (17 goals, 57 assists) are the most by a Flames defenseman since Al MacInnis had 74 (16 goals, 58 assists) in 1988-89.
They said it
"I don't need to beat around the bush; it would be pretty special for me. I'm just going to enjoy the last game and try to get one more in." -- Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on trying to score 50 goals
"I think we're just preparing for Game 1 [of the playoffs]. Some guys are back in the lineup that haven't played in a couple games now. We just want to have a solid outing tonight at home and finish the regular season off on the right note and feel good going into the playoffs." -- Flames goalie Mike Smith
Oilers projected lineup
Leon Draisaitl -- Connor McDavid -- Zack Kassian
Milan Lucic -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Ty Rattie
Tobias Rieder -- Colby Cave -- Alex Chiasson
Joseph Gambardella -- Sam Gagner -- Brad Malone
Oscar Klefbom -- Adam Larsson
Darnell Nurse -- Kris Russell
Andrej Sekera -- Matt Benning
Scratched: Kevin Gravel, Alexander Petrovic
Injured: Jesse Puljujarvi (lower body), Jujhar Khaira (undisclosed), Kyle Brodziak (undisclosed)
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Elias Lindholm -- James Neal
Dillon Dube -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Andrew Mangiapane -- Derek Ryan -- Garnet Hathaway
Mark Jankowski -- Austin Czarnik
Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic
Oscar Fantenberg -- Rasmus Andersson
Scratched: Matthew Tkachuk, Alan Quine, Juuso Valimaki, Oliver Kylington, Michael Stone
Injured: Sean Monahan (illness), Sam Bennett (lower body)
The Oilers didn't have a morning skate. …Tkachuk is expected to be a healthy scratch, and Monahan will be a game-time decision. The Flames could go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen.
Nugent-Hopkins has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past six games. … Smith is 9-4-0 with a 2.02 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in his past 13 starts. … Czarnik has an assist in each of the past four games.