Calgary Flames 2 Buffalo Sabres 1 (OT)
Whew! It took the Flames long enough to crack the Sabres, but they did it in spectacular fashion Tuesday night. Calgary got a late (19:04) third period marker from Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau scored the OT winner to give the Flames a 2-1 victory over the host Buffalo Sabres. Here’s the rest of the best that wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.
-Tip Your Cap: You have to give credit where credit is due and Carter Hutton played lights out for Buffalo. Hutton faced 38 shots for the second time in 2 weeks and even though he took the loss he was nearly unbeatable. Prior to the contest with the Flames he’s given up 13 goals in his last 3 losses.
-PP Woes A’Plenty: Calgary went 0-5 on the PP last night and only managed 7 shots with an extra skater on the ice. How does that happen?
-Frolik Fading: Despite scoring an empty net goal on Monday, Frolik saw his minutes disappear against the Sabres. The NHL vet saw only 8:36 of ice time Tuesday night, which was the lowest of any Flames skater. Are we heading back towards healthy scratch territory?
Post Game Reaction
"I liked the way we played. We didn't become high-risk in order to generate our chances."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 31, 2018
Head coach Bill Peters on Gio and Johnny's OT connection, and the "composure" the #Flames showed when trailing tonight. #CGYvsBUF pic.twitter.com/WOMYMcVqd2
Pacific Division Standings
- San Jose: 6-3-3 (15 points)
- Calgary: 7-5-1 (15 points)
- Vancouver: 7-6-0 (14 points)
- Edmonton: 6-4-1 (13 points)
- Arizona: 6-5-0 (12 points)
- Anaheim: 5-6-2 (12 points)
- Vegas: 5-6-1 (11 points)
- LA: 3-7-1 (7 points)