The Morning After
-There’s a First: After the first period the Flames had a 1-0 lead thanks to a Johnny Gaudreau power play goal. The goal was Gaudreau’s team leading 10th of the season. More significantly, it was the first time the Flames had a lead after the first period in five games.
-Speaking Of Firsts: Noah Hanifin put the Flames up 2-1 with less than two minutes gone in the third period. The marker was his first on the season.
-And One Last First: Congrats to Ryan Huska as he coached his first ever NHL game on Saturday night.
-Not Lovin’ It: Connor McDavid was on full display after being held without a point by the Toronto Maple Leafs in three straight games. Last night McDavid collected two assists and a goal, giving him five goals and five assists in four games against Calgary this season. That’s a problem.
Post Game Reaction
"The emotional attachment in the game was very good for us."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) March 7, 2021
Assistant Coach Ryan Huska breaks down tonight's game. pic.twitter.com/HU0YXGBndr
"I thought we were sitting back, got too passive and gave them some room for the skilled guys."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) March 7, 2021
Elias Lindholm talks about how the game changed in the final 40 minutes. pic.twitter.com/AyyCs2UU8u