Here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in the Recap or Rate The Flames from Calgary’s 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Smitty On Point
After a less than perfect game in his first game back against the Islanders, Mike Smith was stellar against Edmonton last night. Smith stopped all 28 shots that came his way. The 1-0 blanking of Edmonton was his 3rd shut out of the season and got him his first win over Edmonton as a member of the Flames.
Johnny Gaudreau Personal Best
Gaudreau’s second period goal gave him is 80th point of the season (22G 58A) which is the first time he has hit 80 points in his young career. He is 1 point away from being 20 points better than he was last season and his career high prior to this season was his 78 point effort in 2015-16.
Speaking Of Winning
Calgary FINALLY beat the Oilers. Glen Gulutzan and the Flames were 0-7 against Edmonton coming into this contest and Johnny Gaudreau’s second period goal was the difference in the contest. The win also evens up the Flames record at 5-5-0 in their last 10 home games against Edmonton.
McDavid Streak Over
The Flames ended 2 Connor McDavid streaks tonight in their 1-0 win over the Oilers. Connor McDavid had a 7 game streak with at least a point this season that Mike Smith and Co. stopped tonight by keeping him off the score sheet. He had 5 shots on goal, but Mike Smith wasn’t in a giving mood. They also ended McDavid’s 4 game points streak against the Flames as well.
The Flames got 2 points last night with their win and that moved them within 2 points of LA, Dallas and Colorado. They’re also 3 back of the San Jose Sharks who just happen to be their next opponent.