Calgary Flames Daily: Facing the Sharks, Mid-Season Report Card

Good afternoon Calgary Flames fans. Let’s take a look at what’s been happening in the world of Flames in the last 24 hours on this cold Calgary day.

It’s another cold day in Calgary, yet again. However, it’s supposed to be getting warmer starting later today and through the rest of the week. Let’s cross our fingers. Let’s see what’s happening in Calgary Flames news.

First, it’s game day again. The Flames will take on the San Jose Sharks later on today in Calgary. Hopefully the cold will phase the sharks a little bit. Right now in 2017, the Flames are 2-2-0. However at home, they’re 2-0-0. I know there aren’t a lot of games to go on, but there’s some hope there.

Chad Johnson will be the starter in net again tonight after a decent game against the Winnipeg Jets where the Flames were blanked 2-0. No fault of Johnson though for the two goals. They were both turnovers by Flames defencemen that led to goals.

Lance Bouma and Garnet Hathaway will also be in the lineup tonight. The Flames are 14-5-0 when Hathaway is in the lineup. Also, Matthew Tkachuk got his first and only multi-goal game of his NHL career so far in the first meeting between the Flames and the Sharks.

Now on to other things. Sportsnet released a mid-season report card for the players on the Flames. The two highest scores among forwards and defencemen were Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk (no surprise there). Backlund was given an A+ score because, and they simply put it as, he’s done it all.

Tkatchuk was given an A- and they said that the only thing he hasn’t been able to do is keep his mouth guard in his mouth which is very true.

Some links surrounding the Flames to get you through your afternoon

Mid-season report card: Calgary Flames (Sportsnet).

Johnny Gaudreau returning to NHL All Star Game (Calgary Herald).

Mikael Backlund an All Star Snub? (Matchsticks and Gasoline).

Calgary Flames Game Day: San Jose Sharks end quick Alberta trip at Saddledome (Calgary Herald).

Some other links surrounding hockey and the NHL

Gotta See It: NHL unveils 2017 All-Star sweaters (Sportsnet).

Hawks’ Toews on the wrong side of NHL all-star selection drama (CBC Sports).

No John Scott this year at the All-Star Game — and that’s too bad (ESPN).

Leafs trade Enroth; have short goalies officially gone extinct? (The Hockey News).

That’s all in this edition of Flames Daily. Again like I said, let’s hope the Sharks are phased by the cold in Calgary.

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