We’re winding down the Three Things run for this season as there’s only 5 (!) weeks left in the regular season for the Flames. This week the Flames were 3-0 and extended their winning streak to 7 games. Without further adieu, here’s the Week 22 edition of Three Things.
Another week another milestone for Sean Monahan. Ho hum. Last week it was is 100th goal. This week he collected his 200th point and until he scored on Sunday against the Islanders he was an even 100 goals and 100 assists for his young career. At the rate Monahan is eclipsing career bests, we could be doing this more often than not and I’m sure that’s fine with the Flames and the fans.
What’s With Giving Up The 1st Goal......Again
Until the Flames scored first against the Islanders it looked like Calgary was settling in to giving up the first goal again. The Flames played from behind against both the Red Wings and Kings this week, giving up the first goal in 2 of their 3 contests this week. Prior to this week Calgary had given up the 1st goal in 6 of their previous 7 contests. The difference this time around is the Flames were 8-1-1 in those 10 games. The Flames played from behind a lot, but confident goaltending and the ability to put the puck in the net have made the Flames a dangerous team, even when down a goal. It’s clear that the Flames think they can play with anyone, whether up a goal or down a goal, but it has to feel nice to get the first score of the game and give your goaltender a chance to breathe.
The Flames Continue To Impress Within The Community
We could have rehashed the trade deadline. We could have looked at Brian Elliott’s stats. We could have rallied for Mikael Backlund to take home some post season hardware, but we’re not. We’re going to highlight a fan and just how great the Flames are to their community. Before Sunday’s game the Flames had a special visitor take to the ice with George Canyon before the Nation Anthems: 10 year old Olivia. Olivia is legally blind and is a huge Flames fan. She’s never seen them play before, but due to advancements in technology, Olivia was able to watch the Flames for the first time ever. I watched this moment with my 5 year old daughter sitting next to me on the couch and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t get a little dusty in the house at the time. The Flames are always looking out for their fans and their community and this was one of the more amazing things they have done for a fan. Congratulations Olivia on seeing your first Flames game ever and more power to the Flames for getting you a victory! In case you missed it, here it is: