The Morning After
Calgary Flames 1 - Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (OT)
-PK Studs: Blame the zebra’s, blame the Flames. Either way the Calgary PK units were overworked during this two game series with the Maple Leafs and they were rock solid. Calgary had to play man down (one 5 v 3) 11 times, four last night, and they shut down the NHL’s leading PP all 11 times.
-Coming Up Empty: Two nights in a row the Flames had a chance to put a puck in the empty net and two times they failed. Though tonight’s empty net gaffe by Elias Lindholm hurt more because it could have put the Flames up 2-0, but he hit the post, Toronto scored shortly after and won it in OT. Lesson learned: put the puck in the empty net.
-Warm Bread: Andrew Mangiapane is really starting to heat up. He had the Flames only goal on the night and has nine of his 10 points on the season in February. He also has three goals in his last five games.
Post Game Reaction
"You take out of this what you need in order to move along."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 25, 2021
Geoff Ward shares his thoughts on the overtime setback to the Maple Leafs. pic.twitter.com/AVETc9g6WL
"I think there's a lot of positive things we did in these two games. We showed every single team we can play against anyone."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 25, 2021
David Rittich shares his takeaways from the two-game set against the Maple Leafs. pic.twitter.com/cc3xpkB7OA
"We have to reload, reset our mind and be prepared for Ottawa."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 25, 2021
Mikael Backlund reflects on the setback to Toronto and looks ahead to tomorrow's clash against the Senators. pic.twitter.com/18v9ibi23k