Well, who saw that coming? St. Louis has been a house of horrors for the Flames (2-8-0 in their last 10), but Calgary exercised some of those demons with a 7-2 trouncing of the Blues Sunday afternoon. Here’s the rest of the best that wasn’t covered in our recap or Rate The Flames.
-Tkachuk’s Home: Matthew Tkachuk scored the opening goal of the contest, his 15th of the season. It’s a noteworthy tally because it’s the first time he’s scored IN St. Louis, his hometown.
-Lindholm Is Good: Not sure if you’ve heard, but Elias Lindholm is good...like REALLY good. He scored his 17th goal of the season yesterday, tying his career high from 2014-15. By the way, we’re only 34 games into the 2018-19 season. Let that sink in.
-7: Calgary hung 7 goals on the Blues yesterday, making it the 3rd time they’ve scored 7 times on an opponent in 34 games so far this season. In 82 games last year the Flames only did that twice, oddly enough one was against the Blues.
Post Game Reaction
"I thought we came out and played real quick in the opening 20 and created a lot of turnovers."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) December 16, 2018
Head coach Bill Peters on the #Flames' fast start, Gio's impressive play, and @AHLHeat call-up Alan Quine's versatility. #CGYvsSTL pic.twitter.com/oPqofYjYAD
"I've scored a million goals in that net, and a million times I've pictured myself scoring that goal in the NHL."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) December 16, 2018
Hometown boy Matthew Tkachuk on scoring the goal he always dreamed of growing up. #CGYvsSTL pic.twitter.com/d9ytQtUpgD