How ‘bout them Flames?! Calgary got their second win in a row, a 3-0 blanking of the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Calgary got timely offence and stellar goaltending from Mike Smith to spoil Nashville’s home opener. Here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in the Recap and Rate The Flames.
-Shut ‘Em Down: Mike Smith stopped all 43 shots he faced tonight earning his 37th career shutout.
-2 In A Row: Johnny Gaudreau had another 3 point night, that’s back to back 3 pointers for the Flames star forward. Not to be outdone, Sean Monahan had his 2nd straight multi point game as well. It’s safe to say that the Flames top line is in mid season form 3 games in.
-PP...Again: Calgary was 2 for 4 on the PP tonight, giving them 5 PPG in their last 2 games after going 0-7 in their season opener.
Rate the Flames Results (Avg out of 3)
T-1. Sean Monahan 3.00
T-1. Mike Smith 3.00
3. Elias Lindholm 2.95
4. Johnny Gaudreau 2.93
5. Matthew Tkachuk 2.79
1. Mike Stone 1.78
2. Michael Frolik 1.73
3. Derek Ryan 1.64
4. James Neal 1.56
5. Anthony Peluso 1.46
Post Game Reaction
Hear what the coach had to say about Smitty, the top line and his club's effort in Nashville. pic.twitter.com/Wr73lqWCnV— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 10, 2018
"Obviously it starts with Smitty, he played great for us."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 10, 2018
Sean Monahan on a huge night by him and his goaltender pic.twitter.com/aPqb1F49cB
"Our powerplay was good tonight again, PK did a great job, especially that 5-on-3."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 10, 2018
Johnny Gaudreau on some stellar special teams pic.twitter.com/tVDR4Q1Zyx
"They're a good team. We knew that coming into this rink, this building, it was going to be a hard-fought battle for us."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 10, 2018
Mike Smith, who made 43 saves in shutout win pic.twitter.com/77EvUXfxKm
Pacific Division Standings
- Anaheim: 3-0-0 (6 points)
- Calgary: 2-1-0 (4 points)
- San Jose: 2-2-0 (4 points)
- LA: 1-1-1 (3 points)
- Vancouver: 1-2-0 (2 points)
- Vegas: 1-2-0 (2 points)
- Edmonton: 0-1-0 (0 points)
- Arizona: 0-2-0 (0 points)