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Johnny Gaudreau has reached the 70-point milestone.

Gaudreau got there by registering an assist Wednesday night. This is the second time in his career that he's reached the 70-point milestone and at this rate he should surpass his career-high of 78 points.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 22 - 4:56 AM

Matthew Tkachuk scored a goal in a 7-3 loss to Vegas on Wednesday.

That extended Tkachuk's point streak to four games. He has 23 goals and 44 points in 59 contests in 2017-18. It shouldn't be long before he surpassing his rookie total of 48 points.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 22 - 4:55 AM

Dougie Hamilton scored a goal and registered an assist in a 7-3 loss to Vegas on Wednesday.

This was Hamilton's third multi-point game in the span of just four contests. He has 14 goals and 36 points in 61 games this season. That puts him in a five-way tie for 14th place in the blueliner scoring list.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 22 - 4:53 AM

David Rittich stopped just 19 of 26 shots in a 7-3 loss to Vegas Wednesday night.

Rittich has been a fairly solid backup goaltender for the Flames this season, but that start butchered his statistics. His GAA dropped from 2.68 to 3.03 while his save percentage went from .915 to .902. It's just the reality of what happens when a sparingly used goaltender has a terrible start and for Rittich, this was just his 12th start and 15th game of 2017-18.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 22 - 4:51 AM

Troy Brouwer (facial fracture) was activated from the IL on Wednesday February 21.

Brouwer missed six games due to the injury. He had two hits in 12:26 minutes of ice time in his return.
Feb 22 - 3:33 AM

Flames coach Glen Gulutzan doesn't believe in the 'Vegas Flu.'

The Vegas Flu is the idea that players get distracted by all the entertainment and partying options and then can't play at their best against the Golden Knights. The popularity of the concept has been fueled by Vegas' dominance at home as the squad's record stands at 22-5-2. The Flames will play in Vegas on Wednesday and some might suspect that the fact that their trip to Vegas corresponds with their Moms Trip - in other words, the mothers are traveling with the squad - is an effort to avoid that Vegas Flu. Gulutzan denies that and doesn't believe that there is a real problem. He has unique insight on that too given that he used to coach in the ECHL and was behind the bench for that league's Las Vegas Wranglers. "These guys are so disciplined," he said. "I kind of chuckle, to be honest with you, when I see some teams trying to control it. My thought process is that if I have to control everything by putting up fences, then I’ve got the wrong people."
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 21 - 10:38 AM

Morgan Klimchuk has been returned to the minors.

Klimchuk made his NHL debut Monday and he logged 7:25 against Boston. He has 13 goals and 27 points in 44 AHL games this year.
Feb 20 - 6:28 PM

David Rittich will start Wednesday night against Vegas.

Rittich has a 1-2-1 record in his previous four starts since Mike Smith was injured. He has posted a 6-3-3 record this year with a 2.68 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 1:28 PM

Troy Brouwer (facial fracture) has been cleared to return and coach Glen Gulutzan expects the winger to return Wednesday versus Vegas.

Brouwer is currently still on injured reserve, but he should be activated prior to the contest. He has three goals and 15 points in 54 contests this season.
Feb 20 - 1:25 PM

Mike Smith (groin) will travel with the team on their upcoming two-game road trip.

However, it's unclear if Smith will be able to resume practicing, so it doesn't sound like he will be ready to play. We'll keep you posted if that changes.
Feb 20 - 1:19 PM

Sean Monahan is on a three-game point streak.

Monahan has recorded five assists over that span. He's up to 27 goals and 55 points in 59 contests this season. At this rate he should comfortably surpass his career-high of 63 points set in 2015-2016.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 20 - 4:37 AM

Johnny Gaudreau collected an assist on Monday.

Gaudreau saw his eight-game point streak come to an end on Saturday, but this gives him at least a point in nine of his last 10 contests. He has 19 goals and 69 points in 60 games in 2017-18. He's in a three-way tie with Connor McDavid and Claude Giroux for third place in the NHL while Evgeni Malkin is just ahead of him at 70 points. Nikita Kucherov has a comfortable lead on the pack at the moment with his 77 points.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 20 - 4:36 AM

David Rittich made 30 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to Boston on Monday.

Rittich played a great game and probably deserved a better fate in this one. He has been defeated in two straight outings and he has lost three of four since Mike Smith was injured. Rittich's record falls to 6-3-3 on the year with a 2.68 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Feb 19 - 6:54 PM

Matthew Tkachuk found the back of the net for the 22nd time this season in Calgary's 2-1 overtime loss versus Boston on Monday.

Tkachuk tied the game at 1-1 in the second period on a power-play goal. Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau had assists on the play. Tkachuk has five goals and two assists in the last six games.
Feb 19 - 6:42 PM

David Rittich will be between the pipes Monday versus Boston.

Rittich was in goal for a 5-2 loss against the Bruins on Feb. 13 when he allowed four goals on 39 shots. He has surrendered 11 goals and he has a 1-2-0 record since Mike Smith went down with a groin injury.
Feb 19 - 2:54 PM


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