The Morning After
Calgary Flames 6 - Ottawa Senators 3
-First Of The Year: Juuso Valimaki finally got on the score sheet today with this first goal of the season, putting the Flames up 1-0 just four minutes into the first period. The goal is the second of his NHL career and his seventh point of the season.
-First Shortie: The Flames PK looked more like a PP unit today and were rewarded, FINALLY, for all their hard work. Mikael Backlund was able to find Andrew Mangiapane who would find the back of the net, scoring his 8th of the season and the Flames first short handed goal of the year.
-Makin’ Up: On Thursday night the Flames and Sens didn’t take a penalty during their game. Saturday? Much different story. All totaled, the Flames and Senators collected 10 penalties, with Calgary scoring one out of four times and Ottawa scoring three out of six times.
Post Game Reaction
"We're confident with those lines, we know that they work."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 27, 2021
Geoff Ward on today's lineup and overall thoughts on the win over the Senators. pic.twitter.com/MOF4CxHt6b
"That's how we have to start every game."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 27, 2021
Juuso Valimaki on the fast start that led to the win over Ottawa. pic.twitter.com/OknkDjqo9b
"Points are nice but the wins and two points you get are ten times better."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 27, 2021
Andrew Mangiapane on his play as of late and thoughts on the win over the Sens. pic.twitter.com/7n4OWaOwAu
"That was a big win for us."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 27, 2021
Mikael Backlund on the 6-3 victory over the Senators today. pic.twitter.com/otWqcb3eIN