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The Morning After Buffalo: Flames Head Home With OT Win

Calgary snagged two points in Buffalo Tuesday night.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Buffalo Sabres Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

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

Pacific Division Standings

  1. San Jose: 6-3-3 (15 points)
  2. Calgary: 7-5-1 (15 points)
  3. Vancouver: 7-6-0 (14 points)
  4. Edmonton: 6-4-1 (13 points)
  5. Arizona: 6-5-0 (12 points)
  6. Anaheim: 5-6-2 (12 points)
  7. Vegas: 5-6-1 (11 points)
  8. LA: 3-7-1 (7 points)