Holy goals Batman! Calgary and Colorado combined for 11 goals on 63 shots as the Flames improbably walked away with a 6-5 victory over the Avalanche. Set aside 2 hours to watch the highlights and here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.
-26: That’s how many 3rd period goals the Flames have scored so far this season. Coming into last night’s game they had 21, that 3rd period padded those stats and they are far and ahead the leaders in goals in the final frame.
-1st: Sigh. If you haven’t scored your first goal in the NHL yet, just call the Flames. Calgary surrendered goals to Vladislav Kamenev and Sheldon Dries, both the first of their respective careers.
-Gio Doin’ Gio Things: Mark Giordano is playing some of the best hockey of his NHL career this season in the defensive end of the ice. But his offence shouldn’t be forgotten either. Gio had a 3 point night against the Avalanche and is now 8th in points by NHL defencemen with 11.
Post Game Reaction
"Bennett stepped up at the end of the period and really ignited the locker room heading into the third."#Flames head coach Bill Peters shares his thoughts on tonight's win over the Avs. pic.twitter.com/OjMj0BEm8y— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 2, 2018
"It was amazing to see the boys not quit ... it was a real gutty and well-played third period."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 2, 2018
Sam Bennett sounds off on tonight's 6-5 win and his scrap in the second period. pic.twitter.com/bHrNieBgyQ
"We didn't lay off the gas, that's for sure."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 2, 2018
Mark Giordano comments on his team's comeback victory. pic.twitter.com/dlolHEEIDI
Pacific Division Standings
- Calgary: 8-5-1 (17 points)
- Vancouver: 8-6-0 (16 points)
- Edmonton: 7-4-1 (15 points)
- San Jose: 6-4-3 (15 points)
- Anaheim: 5-6-3 (13 points)
- Arizona: 6-5-0 (12 points)
- Vegas: 5-7-1 (11 points)
- LA: 3-8-1 (7 points)