Loading articles...

'Emotion will be there': Flames continue Eastern Canadian road swing

Last Updated Jan 16, 2020 at 12:51 pm MST

Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

TORONTO (660 NEWS) — The NHL All-Star break is quickly approaching, but the Calgary Flames still have work to do.

It starts Thursday night in Toronto with a date versus the Maple Leafs with two important points on the line.

RELATED: Flames’ Rittich to replace Coyotes’ Kuemper in All-Star Game

“Tonight, I think the emotion will be there,” Sean Monahan said. “You look at the standings right now, and this is an important game for our team.”

A glance at the Pacific Division shows just three points separating first place and fifth.

“Gosh, what a race this is,” Matthew Tkachuk offered. “A bunch of teams are right there. These two points are so, so crucial for us.”

The Flames are looking to get back into the win column after being shutout in Montreal on Monday.

Earlier this season, the Flames beat the Maple Leafs 4-2 at the Saddledome.

Calgary is 5-4-0-1 in its last 10 regular-season meetings versus Toronto.

Action gets underway at 5 p.m. on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

Calgary’s final game before the All-Star break is Saturday afternoon in Ottawa.