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
"He's worked hard, he's got a great attitude, he's an unbelievable teammate. Without him tonight, it's a different story."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 22, 2018
Coach Peters on Ritter, the Rangers' third-period push and more. #CGYvsNYR pic.twitter.com/LkGNMBkYY4
"It started with our forecheck. That's a big thing that we wanted to focus on."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 22, 2018
Hath on his two-goal game, the work of his linemates, and Ritter's "crazy" good performance. #CGYvsNYR pic.twitter.com/j62POeH6MN
10/23: Calgary Flames @ Montreal Canadiens
Pacific Division Standings
- Anaheim: 5-3-1 (11 points)
- Calgary: 5-3-0 (10 points)
- Vancouver: 5-3-0 (10 points)
- San Jose: 4-3-1 (9 points)
- Vegas: 4-4-0 (8 points)
- Edmonton: 3-3-0 (6 points)
- LA: 2-5-1 (5 points)
- Arizona: 2-5-0 (4 points)