The Morning After
-FINALLY!: At the 14:09 mark of the third period the heavens finally opened for Mark Jankowski. The Flames centre scored his first goal of the season, making it the first time he found the back of the net since game 82 of last season.
-Slump Busters: The Flames fell to an Ottawa team that had lost their previous 9 games yesterday. This is the second time this season Calgary has been generous in helping the win deficient this season. Montreal had dropped 8 of 9 before shutting the Flames out 2-0.
-Solid Ward: Despite an ugly loss on Saturday, Geoff Ward cruises into the All Star break with a winning record. The Flames interim coach has a record of 14-7-1 since taking over the team on November 29th after Bill Peters resigned.
Post Game Reaction
"When the puck's not going in for you ... you still have to pay attention to what you're doing away from the puck."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 19, 2020
Interim head coach Geoff Ward on the "defensive details," the position the #Flames have put themselves in coming out of the break, and more. pic.twitter.com/F1y68jIfoE
"Wes (McCauley) was great. He said, 'If I'm reffing, you guys have got to do the opening draw and your mom will love it.'"— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 19, 2020
Matthew Tkachuk on facing off with his brother, the struggle to produce offence and more. pic.twitter.com/WxQxlXYxzz
"Felt good to get that monkey off my back."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 19, 2020
Mark Jankowski on scoring his first of the year. pic.twitter.com/m9gRRB0Gww