The Flames snapped a 3 game losing skid with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The Flames got a great defensive performance all around and the top line lead the way offensively to the get Calgary get back on the winning track. Here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.
-Streaking: The Flames win in Toronto was their first since 2011, a stretch of 6 straight losses at the Leafs home barn.
-Johnny Just Gaudreau’n: Gaudreau had an assist on Elias Lindholm’s 8th goal of the season, giving him a point in 9 of the Flames 12 games.
-Fair Trade: The trade to get Lindholm to Calgary appears to be working out.....very well. Elias Lindholm scored his 8th goal of the season last night. 8 goals puts the Flames centre in a 5 way tie with Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Kyle Palmieri and Alex DeBrincat. Not bad company.
Post Game Reaction
"We're learning how to play hard, for each other, learning how to manage the puck and taking some of the risk out of our game."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 30, 2018
Head coach Bill Peters on tonight's win, Lindholm's impact and more! #CGYvsTOR pic.twitter.com/6d9sCzDq1e
"It was a good game, a good start (vs. Washington), and now to come here and get the two points, that's huge."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 30, 2018
Mony on breaking the ice with his big goal, and the character the #Flames showed to stick with it and get the W. #CGYvsTOR pic.twitter.com/qv6m7fw4V4
10/30: Calgary Flames @ Buffalo Sabres, 5 PM MT
Pacific Division Standings
- San Jose: 6-3-2 (14 points)
- Vancouver: 7-6-0 (14 points)
- Edmonton: 6-3-1 (13 points)
- Calgary: 6-5-1 (13 points)
- Anaheim: 5-5-2 (12 points)
- Vegas: 5-5-1 (11 points)
- Arizona: 5-5-0 (10 points)
- LA: 3-7-1 (7 points)