After last night’s ridiculous 9-6 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Calgary Flames have reached the 100 goal mark in 2018-19. It took them just 28 games to do so, after taking 37 in 2017-18. The Flames were the second fastest team to hit 100 goals this year, behind the Tampa Bay Lightning who are already at 112. The Avalanche, Maple Leafs, and Senators all also hit and surpassed the 100 goal mark last night.
With that in mind, let’s look at how the Flames got to 100 goals this year!
#1. Sean Monahan - 17: What a fantastic start for a player who looks like he’ll crush his career high of 31 goals set last season.
#T2. Elias Lindholm - 13: “Hello, you’ve reached the fantastic trade hotline.”
#T2. Matthew Tkachuk - 13: Getting ready to cash in! And still pissing off the Oilers.
#4. Johnny Gaudreau - 12: 35 points in 28 games, a whole new level for Johnny Hockey.
#5. Michael Frolik - 7: Tallied a few in the empty net, but still not bad for a guy with only 10 last year.
#6. Mikael Backlund - 5: Backlund is quietly having a solid season on the second line
#T7. Derek Ryan, Sam Bennett, Mark Jankowski -4: Depth guys chipping in more often lately
#T10. Garnet Hathaway, James Neal, T.J. Brodie, Noah Hanifin, Mark Giordano - 3: One name is not like the rest.
#T15. Travis Hamonic, Austin Czarnik - 2: Two guys who make me smile when they light the lamp
#T17. Dillon Dube, Juuso Valimaki - 1: The rookies have tickled the twine once in their young career, but much more is on the way.
PowerPlay Goals For: 24 goals have been scored on the man advantage which is operating at 23.8%. Last year’s Flames only had 43 goals on the PP the whole year.
ShortHanded Goals For: 6 goals have been scored shorthanded, good for 2nd in the league.
Third Period Comebacks: The Flames have had six third period comeback wins this year
Four Unanswered Goals: The Flames have scored at least four unanswered goals EIGHT times this season. That’s nearly 1⁄3 of that the 28 games the Flames have played!
Three or More Goal Victories: The Flames have won nine games by at least three goals or more this season, which is second in the NHL behind only Colorado.
Goals by Period
1st Period Goals: The Flames are 4th in the NHL with 31 first period goals
2nd Period Goals: The Flames are 23rd with 24 second period goals (slackers lol)
3rd Period Goals: The Flames are 1st with 43 third period goals
The Flames offensive surge this year has been outstanding to witness after its struggles last season. Calgary is icing a deep lineup that can score in all places, and has rocketed to first in the Pacific.
Here’s hoping we’re writing about many, many, many, more goals to come.