The Flames did what they do best last night: own the third period and come out victorious. It’s a pretty simple blue print actually and the Flames are nailing it to perfection. David Rittich made some timely saves last night, stopped 24 of 27 shots and he earned his 17th win of the season. Here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in our recap or Rate The Flames.
-3M’in It: The Flames top line didn’t make the score sheet until Sean Monahan scored an empty net goal late in the 3rd period. Instead, Calgary was carried by the 3M Line. Michael Frolik had a goal and 2 assists, Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and Mikael Backlund had a helper as well.
-Like A Broken Record: Calgary scored two more third period goals, upping their total to 69 on the season.
-Calgary has now won four staight games, which is the third time they’ve done that this season. They can tie their high water mark of five in a row with a win on Sunday against Arizona.
Post Game Reaction
"It's not at the level we should be at and can be at."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 12, 2019
Bill Peters assesses his team's play this evening. pic.twitter.com/iItHHioHb9
"We're finding ways to win but we're not near where we know we can be."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 12, 2019
Matthew Tkachuk reflects on tonight's comeback win. pic.twitter.com/jld5qmZSNg
"He's a good guy ... he's a great player."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 12, 2019
David Rittich had plenty of praise for Michael Frolik tonight. pic.twitter.com/mPAa4u0w2G