The Calgary Flames are red-hot heading into their game against the Montreal Canadiens (7:30 p.m. ET).
The Flames have won five of their past six games, and Mikka Kiprusoff has been outstanding between the pipes. The veteran has posted a 1.83 goals-against average in that span. He made 31 saves in the Flames' 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday, notching his 29th career shutout.
"I like to play," he said. "I'm kind of used to it now, and I know what I have to do to get ready night after night."
Forward David Moss has also made a big contribution to the recent success of the Flames. The winger has scored in four straight games and in five of his last six, giving him eight goals for the season. He has already doubled his total from last season.
"He has certainly become a lot more confident the last four or five games," coach Mike Keenan said. "It's always that fine line of, 'Play me more and I'll play better, and play better and I'll play you more.' He's earned it."
Moss has been skating on the Flames' second line, usually with Todd Bertuzzi and Daymond Langkow. He has proven effective in the slot and has banged in some garbage goals.
Tuesday's game will be the Flames' first visit to Montreal since October 17, 2006. The Habs won that game and the two preceding home games against Calgary.
But the Canadiens (15-6-5) aren't as hot as the Flames (16-10-1) heading into Tuesday's tilt. The Habs, who have won four of their last six games, lost to New Jersey 2-1 on Saturday after posting three straight wins.
Montreal rookie Matt D'Agostini scored for the third straight game, but the Devils scored a power-play goal 31 seconds into overtime to seal victory.
"Every penalty is tough," Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau said. "The only good one is when you save a goal, in my book. All the other ones, you know, especially at this time of the game, when they just called one on them, you know that they're going to try and even out."
This will be the first game for Montreal's Alex Tanguay against his former team. Tanguay, who has nine goals and nine assists this season, was acquired from the Flames for two draft picks in June. He had spent two season in Calgary.
Montreal's starting goalie Carey Price (13-4-4) will sit out Tuesday and Jaroslav Halak (2-2-1) will take his place.
The Canadiens are fourth in the Eastern Conference, and the Flames are third in the Western Conference.with files from Associated Press