Calgary Flames Daily: Game Day, Sam Bennett’s Scoring Drought
Good morning Calgary Flames fans. It’s game day in Calgary, so let’s see what’s happening in the world of Flames in the last 24 hours.
The Calgary Flames kick off their first game of the week at the Saddledome to face the Florida Panthers. The Panthers right now are in a bit of a similar situation as the Flames. The Flames right now are 23-20-3 and the Panthers are 20-17-8.
They’re saying that this could very well be the last time 44-year old Jaromir Jagr plays at the Saddledome. But let’s be real, they say this every year.
A player to keep an eye out for tonight on the Flames is Dougie Hamilton who is currently on a three-game point streak with four points in that stretch. There’s another player on the Flames to keep an eye out for, but not because of any point streaks.
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Sam Bennett right now is on a nine-game pointless drought and an 18-game goal drought. Seems a little similar to what we saw last season from the kid too, hey?
What happened the last time the Panthers were in town? I’m sure you all remember.
Sam Bennett recorded his first hat-trick against the Panthers on January 13th, 2016. And it happened in the first period. He ended up getting four goals in total that night and led the Flames to a 6-0 win.
Of course, not every game will be the same, but maybe facing the Panthers is what he needs to get out of this scoring drought.
Some links surrounding the Flames to get you through your morning
Game Day: Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames (Calgary Herald).
Flames Monday Musings: Playoff race tightening up (The Hockey Writers).
Flames center Sam Bennett anxious to end latest scoring drought (Calgary Herald).
Can Elliott be Flames’ top goalie? (The Hockey Writers).
Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL
Shane Doan would consider trade from Coyotes (NHL.com).
After conquering hockey, Hayley Wickenheiser is focused on mastering med school (The Globe and Mail).
Rookie Khaira’s 1st NHL goal lifts Oilers over Coyotes (CBC Sports).
Penguins, Capitals play game for ages (NHL.com).
That’s all for now in this edition of Flames Daily. Everyone cross your fingers that Sam Bennett gets four goals again tonight.
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