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Tuesday, October 17th (All times eastern)

Calgary Flames (2-2-1) at Montreal Canadiens (2-0-2), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Calgary Flames continue their current road trip tonight when they visit the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

The Flames are 1-0-1 so far on the four-game trek, including Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss in Toronto. Mats Sundin tallied the game-winner, which completed a hat trick and was the 500th goal of his career. The marker came while the Maple Leafs were shorthanded.

Calgary defenseman and Toronto native Mark Giordano scored his first two NHL goals in a three-goal second period for the Flames. Matt Lombardi and Daymond Langkow also lit the lamp, while Miikka Kiprusoff finished with 38 saves in the loss.

The Flames had their best offensive game of the season despite the defeat. They had managed only five goals in the first four games combined.

Captain Jarome Iginla posted two assists versus Toronto, and leads the team with five points in the early going.

Calgary will finish its trip on Thursday in Boston.

Montreal, meanwhile, has gone to a shootout in three of its first four games. On Saturday the Habs dropped a 3-2 tilt to visiting Ottawa, in a shootout. Antoine Vermette and Mike Fisher tallied the only goals in the SO to lift the Senators.

Chris Higgins and Sergei Samsonov scored for the Canadiens, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Goaltender Cristobal Huet allowed two goals on 27 shots in the loss.

Montreal fell to 1-2 in shootouts this season.

The Habs will visit Chicago on Wednesday.

Calgary defeated Montreal last January at the Saddledome and has won two of the last three meetings.

10/17 10:25:06 ET

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