Aleksander Barkov looks to extend his goal-scoring streak two days after being selected for his first All-Star Game as the Florida Panthers host the red-hot Calgary Flames on Friday. Barkov has netted a tally in three straight games and notched four assists in his last four contests after posting three points in Florida's 7-4 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday, while Calgary is riding a season-high five-game winning streak.

Barkov, who has registered 40 points on the season, was one of 12 players with at least one in the victory over St. Louis as the Panthers rallied from an early two-goal deficit. "We had contributions from everybody," Florida coach Bob Boughner told reporters. "I liked the way we played. I liked our bite. I think when we were down 2-0, we never thought we were out of it. We put our heads down and we worked hard." The first four wins during the Flames's streak were by a goal, including a pair in overtime, before it knocked off NHL-best Tampa Bay 5-1 in the opener of their back-to-back set in the Sunshine State. "We want to go into the break feeling good about where we are in the standings," Calgary goaltender Mike Smith told reporters. "Every game is so important now. It's like a playoff mentality for us. It's been talked about in our room that now is the time to make a push to get points in all the games we can."

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, Sportsnet Flames (Calgary), FS Florida

ABOUT THE FLAMES (23-16-4): The top line for Calgary stayed hot Thursday as All-Star Johnny Gaudreau (10 points in five contests), Sean Monahan (eight in five) and Micheal Ferland (two points in four straight games) totaled two goals and three assists. Coach Glen Gulutzan also praised the penalty-killing unit after the win at Tampa Bay, as it went 3-for-3 and improved to 15-for-15 over the last five games. Smith has allowed 11 goals and posted a .934 save percentage during the winning streak while defenseman Dougie Hamilton has posted three points and a plus-6 rating over his last three games.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS (18-18-6): Jonathan Huberdeau likely got consideration for the All-Star Game as well after registering three goals and four assists over the last four games to push his team-leading total to 43 points. Vincent Trocheck is tied with Barkov for second on the team in points after scoring two goals and setting up another in the victory at St. Louis. Evgenii Dadonov has notched three assists in his last three games but has gone 19 contests without a goal, while Colton Sceviour snapped a 16-game goal-scoring drought last time out.


1. Calgary D TJ Brodie recorded an assist in Thursday's victory for his 200th career point.

2. The Panthers are 1-for-21 on the power play over their last nine games and rank 27th in the league at 15.6 percent.

3. The Flames have won the last three meetings, including a 4-2 triumph at Florida last February as RW Troy Brouwer recorded a goal and an assist.

PREDICTION: Flames 4, Panthers 3