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The Morning After: How You Like Them (Big) Apples!?

Calgary snapped their losing streak at MSG with a convincing 4-1 win Sunday night.

NHL: Calgary Flames at New York Rangers Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames 4 NY Rangers 1

If you weren’t sure about how good David Rittich was before tonight, your mind should slowly be changing. Rittich was an absolute rock between the pipes Sunday night, stopping 44 of the 45 shots he faced in a game where the Rangers dominated at times, despite the numbers on the scoreboard. Here’s the rest of the best that wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.


-300: Johnny Gaudreau scored in the second period at 14:55 giving the Flames a 3-0 lead. Besides being some insurance for the Flames it was also Gaudreau’s 300th NHL point.

-Feels Like The First Time: Garnet Hathaway exploded onto the NYC stage Sunday night with his first 2 goals of the season. The 2 goal game was also the first multi goal game of Hathaway’s career.

-Shut Out Again: David Rittich was THIS close to registering his first NHL shut out. How close? The Rangers scored with a little under 7 minutes gone in the third period. This is the 3rd game Rittich has won in his career while giving up only 1 goal.

-The Streak Is over: The Flames snapped a 10 year losing skid at MSG with their 4-1 victory.


Post Game Reaction

What’s Next?

10/23: Calgary Flames @ Montreal Canadiens

Pacific Division Standings

  1. Anaheim: 5-3-1 (11 points)
  2. Calgary: 5-3-0 (10 points)
  3. Vancouver: 5-3-0 (10 points)
  4. San Jose: 4-3-1 (9 points)
  5. Vegas: 4-4-0 (8 points)
  6. Edmonton: 3-3-0 (6 points)
  7. LA: 2-5-1 (5 points)
  8. Arizona: 2-5-0 (4 points)