(SportsNetwork.com) - History would seem to indicate that the Toronto Maple Leafs stand a good chance of ending their five-game homestand on a positive note.
The Leafs look to pick up a point for the 19th time in their last 20 home games versus Calgary as they host the Flames on Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre.
Toronto is 3-1-0 on its homestand and bounced back from a loss to New Jersey on Thursday with Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Jake Gardiner and Richard Panik scored 45 seconds apart late in the first period and Jonathan Bernier made 44 saves.
Peter Holland and Joffrey Lupul tallied early in the second and David Clarkson added a late marker for the Maple Leafs.
"You never want to lose back-to-back games," Bernier said. "We got an early lead and then we got into penalty trouble in the second and they had a few good scoring chances on the power play. I thought we played pretty good in the last 10 minutes of the third period."
Bernier was making his eighth start in a row and is 3-1-0 with a 1.75 goals against average and .944 save percentage in four career meetings with the Flames.
Toronto does play on Wednesday as it visits Detroit before returning home for three in a row.
The Maple Leafs are 16-1-2 in their last 19 at home versus the Flames and have won three of the past four meetings overall.
Calgary will try to reverse that trend tonight as it begins a tough four-game road trip that also features in Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Chicago.
The Flames had a four-game winning streak halted on Saturday with a 3-2 setback to the San Jose Sharks. Mark Giordano and Johnny Gaudreau each scored and Karri Ramo stopped 27-of-30 shots in defeat, his first in seven outings.
"They pressured us and got us with two quick goals," Calgary head coach Bob Hartley said. "Once again we never stop. That's one credit that our players deserve."
Matt Stajan returned to Calgary's lineup and had an assist after missing 16 games in a row with a knee injury. The Flames are expected to get another veteran boost tonight with the probable return of forward Mason Raymond.
Raymond has sat out 17 consecutive contests with a shoulder injury and has five goals with seven points in 10 games this season. He had 19 goals and 45 seasons in 82 games last season with Toronto.
"Mason most likely will be in the lineup," Hartley told his team's website after Monday's practice. "He's worked hard. He looks good. Obviously when he got hurt, he was our leading scorer.
"We still had a great record without our injured guys but now, the veterans are coming back and it's good to see."
Jonas Hiller will start this game for the Flames looking to beat the Leafs for the first time. He is 0-4-0 against them with a 4.84 GAA and .849 save percentage.