The Flames fell for the second time this season to the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 3-2. Mike Smith gave up the first AND last goal of this contest and dropped his record to 5-7-1. Here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.
-PK KILLING IT: The Flames shut down both Canadiens PPO on the night, which means Calgary has killed 11 of their last 11 man down opportunities. They are now 22nd in the NHL in PK% at 77.7%.
-Chucking ‘Em In: Matthew Tkachuk pumped in 2 goals tonight, giving him 9 on the season. His 21 points leads the Flames and has him at 17th in the NHL. He’s currently the only Flames player in the top 20.
-Early Bird Gets The Goal: Mike Smith surrendered the game’s first goal and it’s been a trend for the veteran keeper. He’s given up the 1st maker in 4 of his last 5 starts.
Post Game Reaction
"We had better looks in the second than the third and we need to really bear down on those opportunities when they present themselves."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 16, 2018
Bill Peters sounds off on tonight's game vs. Montreal. pic.twitter.com/3sqwa3AANn
"Our team played such a great game tonight and deserved a lot better fate."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 16, 2018
Mike Smith speaks to the media about this evening's loss to Montreal. pic.twitter.com/ouQMM0EoIv
"You don't want a third period like that, especially when you're up 2-1 in your own building."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 16, 2018
Matthew Tkachuk talks about tonight's loss to the Habs. pic.twitter.com/WQEROdsf1S