Highlight Of The Night
The Flames didn’t secure an opening night win (shocker), but Jacob Markstrom provided the HOTN from this contest. It probably won’t go down as one of his best starts ever, but it’s ok to temper expectations as he’s on a new team with a new defence core in front of him. He played fairly well for most of the contest, surrendering four goals on 34 total shots. And before you all have a nuclear meltdown, last year’s Vezina Trophy winner (Connor Hellebuyck) wasn’t exactly all worldly Thursday night at the other end of the rink either.
With all that out of the way, Markstrom helped the Flames get to overtime with a spectacular save when he had no stick. Now, granted, he was in that position due to his overly aggressive puck play, but he was able to scramble back to the crease and rob a shocked Mark Scheifele in the third period. I’m not going to begin to describe the mess that the play was, so watch the clip below to see Markstrom clean up a slight mess he helped create.