They are on a two-game losing streak, beaten by Anaheim and Los Angeles at home, after winning 11 in a row at Calgary’s Saddledome. ... Leading scorer Johnny Gaudreau had an NHL-leading 12 goals in December. ... The Flames visit the Pepsi Center for the second time this season. They lost 6-3 on Nov. 3. ... Calgary has scored just one goal in its last two games, after producing nine in its previous two. ... Former University of Denver forward Joe Colborne is playing right wing on a line with center Mikael Backlund and Michael Ferland.
Semyon Varlamov will start in goal Saturday. ... Defenseman Tyson Barrie, who missed Thursday’s game against Chicago because of flulike symptoms, is questionable. He stayed away from the team Friday during off-ice training. In Barrie’s absence, top-pairing D Francois Beauchemin and Erik Johnson logged 28:49 and 27:59 of ice time, respectively, in the 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. ... Colorado has scored first in 11 consecutive games and finished 9-3-2 in December. ... Defenseman Nate Guenin played in his 200th NHL game Thursday after getting late notice that he would replace Barrie.