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Flames on cusp of milestone night at Saddledome

Last Updated Nov 13, 2019 at 12:17 pm MST

Calgary Flames defenceman Noah Hanifin (55) celebrates a goal with centre Derek Ryan (10). (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — The Calgary Flames franchise could hit an impressive milestone at the Saddledome Wednesday night: 1000 wins on home ice.

They’ll have to get by the Dallas Stars first, in the closing date of a four-game homestand where the Flames have picked up five out of six points. Calgary also has the fourth-best home record in the league.

This is the second of three meetings this season between the Flames and Stars. Calgary has a record of 2-1-2 against the Central Division and beat Dallas 3-2 last month in a shootout.

“Obviously, they have some high-end scoring upfront, which you have to be careful of,” blueliner Noah Hanifin said. “Guys like [Jamie] Benn, [Tyler] Seguin. Just from watching them recently, their forecheck pressure has been pretty elite. It’s going to be a challenge for the D tonight. I think it’s a good opportunity for us to jump up the ice and create some offence. It’s going to be a track meet, for sure.”

A minor tweak in the Flames lineup, as they turn to Cam Talbot between the pipes.

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“I’ve got to come in here and come up with big games,” Talbot said after the morning skate. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a week between starts, two weeks between starts, it’s my job to make sure I’m ready. I’m looking forward to the challenge again tonight.”

Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.