Good morning Calgary Flames fans! You know the drill, let’s see what’s happening in news surrounding the Flames over the last 24 hours.
The Calgary Flames will be in Pennsylvania tonight to face off the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s freezing in Calgary (-32 degrees Celsius as of right now) and I checked the weather in Pittsburgh and not going to lie, I got kind of mad at the Flames that they don’t have to be in the city today to face the cold with all of us.
Anyways, moving on.
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This will be the first meeting between the two teams tonight. The Penguins right now are 33-13-5 versus the Flames’ 27-25-3. However don’t cancel the Flames out just yet. They beat the team with the second most amount of points in the league, the Minnesota Wild. And not just once, but three times.
Ever since the game against the Ottawa Senators the day before the All-Star break, they’ve been doing fantastic. They had a three-game win streak which was ended against the New York Rangers on Sunday. However, they still battled quite hard in that game, and everyone was accepting of the loss. Because they still battled it out all game and played a full 60 minutes like they should be. Nobody has any doubt they’ll get right back in it tonight.
The goalie situation:
Chad Johnson will get the nod between the crease for the first time in almost two weeks. Since the Flames were going with the win-and-start goal-tending method, Brian Elliott has been playing since the Flames have been winning. Now Johnson will get the chance to help bring his team to a win and remain in the crease.
Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan had a bit of a slow start to his season. However, he definitely picked up his game late November-early December. Let’s take a look at him halfway through the season.