Johnny Gaudreau has been held without a point at home only twice in 16 games. One of them was against the Edmonton Oilers, but a repeat performance is unlikely.
Gaudreau looks to continue his incredible scoring barrage as the Flames go for a franchise-record 11th straight home win Sunday night against the struggling Oilers.
Gaudreau leads Calgary (16-16-2) with 15 goals and 22 assists, but much of that damage has been done at Scotiabank Saddledome. The left wing has 13 goals and 14 assists while the Flames have gone 11-5-0 there.
All of those goals and seven of those assists have come during Calgary's 10-game home winning streak, which ties the team record set from Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 2006.
The Flames are aiming for the longest home winning streak in the NHL since Pittsburgh won 13 in a row from Nov. 15, 2013-Jan. 15, 2014.
Gaudreau has six goals in the last three games, netting his second hat trick during the winning streak in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over Winnipeg.
“I enjoy coaching him so much because not only is he skilled and a great scorer but he's a competitor,” coach Bob Hartley said. “Second, third, fourth effort, it doesn't bother him. He gets on the ice, he's on a mission out there.”
Gaudreau, though, has two goals in seven career meetings with Edmonton and no points in the last five, including two matchups this season.
The Flames fell 5-2 to the Oilers on Oct. 17 as part of their 0-4-0 start at home. However, they won 5-4 at Edmonton behind a hat trick from Michael Frolik on Oct. 31.
Frolik, though, has missed four games with an upper-body injury.
Sean Monahan has no points against the Oilers this season, but he's got 13 during a career-high nine-game streak at home.
Edmonton's 12 points on the road (5-13-2) rank only better than Anaheim's league-low 10. The Oilers are 2-8-2 in their last 12 as the visitors after giving up a goal with 59 seconds left in overtime to fall 2-1 at Vancouver on Saturday.
“I liked a number of our players coming out of the Christmas break,” coach Todd McLellan told the team's official website. “I thought they had a little jump in their stride and made some plays. And then there was about five or six that I thought was pulling us down anchor-wise. And hopefully they give us better games (Sunday).”
Taylor Hall is in search of a bounce-back effort after he was held pointless while taking seven shots Saturday. His 15 goals lead the team, but he's failed to score in the past four games and has tallied once in the last 10 on the road.
Hall's struggles away from home have been evident with five goals and seven assists compared to 10 and 17 at home. However, the Calgary native has 14 points in 10 visits there, including one goal and two assists Oct. 17.
Leon Draisaitl also had a goal and two assists versus the Flames on Oct. 31. The center has nine of his career-high 30 points on the road, but only two in the past six.