Calgary Flames 2 Montreal Canadiens 3
The Canadiens just seemed to have another gear that the Flames were lacking. They were faster. More physical. Got some timely saves. And more importantly, they had a bigger number on the scoreboard than the Flames after 60 minutes. In reality, all it took was 4 of those 60 minutes as Montreal put 3 pucks in the net in 4:10 during the second period. Warm up the bus, head for the exits. Here’s the best of the rest of what wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.
-500: T.J. Brodie played in the 500th game of his NHL career, all with the Calgary Flames. A nice milestone that was ruined by a retaliatory penalty in the second period that lead to a PPG. T.J. giveth, T.J. taketh.
-Speci.....Forget It: Calgary’s special teams were abysmal and it’s a disturbing trend. The Flames PP was 0-5 and the PK gave up 2 PPG in 5 chances. That’s not good enough and it needs to be better.
-Tip Of The Hat: Carey Price won his 289th game as a Montreal Canadien with the 3-2 victory over the Flames. He tied Montreal legend Patrick Roy for 2nd place all time in wins with the Canadiens.
Post Game Reaction
"He was good ... he held us in there. I didn't think we were great in front of him, gave up too many shots, too much quantity and quality."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 24, 2018
Bill Peters on the play of David Rittich in loss pic.twitter.com/JE2LMnk7bo
"If we want to be a playoff team ... these are the games we have to win."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 24, 2018
Matthew Tkachuk, who said the #Flames 3-2 setback to Habs was 'frustrating' pic.twitter.com/mkgXaMqzmB
"You can't keep chasing games. It's not a good thing to do in this league. Eventually it's going to come back to bite you."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 24, 2018
Mark Giordano on a night where the Flames had to try and play catch-up pic.twitter.com/gXCDJJGVD2
Pacific Division Standings
- San Jose: 5-3-1 (11 points)
- Anaheim: 5-4-1 (11 points)
- Calgary: 5-4-0 (10 points)
- Vancouver: 5-4-0 (10 points)
- Vegas: 4-4-0 (8 points)
- Edmonton: 3-3-1 (7 points)
- Arizona: 3-5-0 (6 points)
- LA: 2-6-1 (5 points)