Despite everything else going in Calgary over the last 7 days, David Rittich wasn’t fazed as he took home the NHL’s 2nd Star of the Week honours.
Rittich went 2-0-1, allowing only six goals on 101 shots and helped the Flames pick up 5 out of 6 points against Eastern teams. Rittich had a particularly strong performance against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday, making 34 saves including a number of highlight-reel ones.
Rittich continues to lead the league in starts with 23 and is carrying a 12-7-4 record on the year. This is David Rittich’s first appearance of his career on the NHL’s weekly star ranking. Flames fans are aware that it is very well deserved, and the rest of the league may be starting to realize just how good he has been all year long for Calgary.