Having now gone 1-3-1 since taking over for Mike Smith, Rittich’s status as a sure bet to at least give the Flames a rock solid chance in net every night seems like a coin flip. His GAA has ballooned to 3.03 on the year, and it seems like every second night he’s completely shook everytime he takes the ice. The Flames lucked out making it as far into the year as they have before Mike Smith’s infamous groin injuries came back to haunt him, especially considering the mass amount of shots he faced in the mass amount of starts he got. We’ll get our first look of the year at Jon Gillies tonight in Glendale and wait for either some good news on Smith’s return or that a night off will help Rittich gets his groove back.
Teach Me How To Dougie
With some serious patience and some sweeter hands, Little Brother Hamilton has now notched 4 goals and seven points in his last four games. He currently sits one goal back of Nashville’s PK Subban for the lead in goals by defensemen this season, trailing PK 15-14.
Always Bet On Matt
Matthew Tkachuk tallied a PPG last night, his 23rd overall goal of the season. Tkachuk has notched 16 points on the powerplay so far in the campaign, 10 of those PP points being goals.
Post Game Dressing Room (aka Vegas Hangover Metaphors):
“It’s disheartening.” - Mark Giordano— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 22, 2018
“That one is so frustrating. That’s a bad loss.” - Matthew Tkachuk— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 22, 2018