Calgary Flames Daily: Lucky Bounces and Goalie Prospects

The Calgary Flames had some lucky bounces that worked in their favor against the Colorado Avalanche last night. And what about this Nick Schneider kid?

Good afternoon Calgary Flames! It’s another windy day in Calgary, but I’m happy from that exciting win last night. Let’s find out what’s been happening in Flames world in the last 24 hours.

Well, like I mentioned, there was that exciting win last night. The Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 6-3, but honestly, the Flames got really lucky. For once. They had four lucky bounces off the Avs own players that all led to goals and that all happened in one period too. I don’t think the Flames have been that lucky in like almost three decades when Steve Smith scored on his own net during game 7 of the playoffs and gave Calgary the win.

But enough about Calgary beating the Edmonton Oilers, because we have other things to talk about. Like how much my heart hurts every time the Flames play against Jarome Iginla. And then it’s like a stab in the chest when he gets a goal against the Flames. Which he did last night.

Dec 22, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla (12) controls the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs center Leo Komarov (47) defends in the second period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

And what’s going with Flames goaltending prospect Nick Schneider? Well, after going undrafted in the 2015 draft, it’s not fun for anyone. But for Schneider, he decided to not let that phase him and continued to train and get better everyday. And it worked, because he later signed an entry-level contract with the Flames just a couple months later.

After also going undrafted in the WHL draft, he is also making a name for himself with the Medicine Hat Tigers. They are currently leading the Central Division with 51 points and they’re also just two points from taking the lead in points in the entire WHL.

After going undrafted twice, he could potentially lead his team to a championship.

Some links surrounding the Flames to get you through your afternoon

Calgary Flames get all the right bounces and double up Colorado Avalanche (National Post).

Flames goaltending prospect continues his unlikely journey (Calgary Herald).

5 Flames prospects to watch at the World Juniors (The Hockey Writers).

Pucks in Depth: Matthew Tkachuk making an impact… Minnesota Wild overreaching (My NHL Trade Rumors).

Some other links surrounding hockey

Edmonton’ LGBTQ rainbow hockey tape goes international (CBC News).

Canadian’s skate, play hockey on icy roads after freezing rain on Boxing Day (Global News).

Without its young NHL stars, Finland struggling at this world junior tournament (National Post).

Team Canada’s Tyson Jost follows path of Jonathan Toews (CBC Sports).

The Calgary Flames are just a couple points away from being in a semi-comfortable playoff position. And hopefully they’ll be getting some more lucky bounces coming their way.

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