Calgary Flames Daily: Post-Game Win, No Milestone on Johnson’s Watch

Good morning Calgary Flames fans! As of right now, the Flames are in a (temporary) playoff position. Let’s look at some Flames news.

Of course, the main thing surrounding Calgary Flames news is that they won last night against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a shootout. Sidney Crosby was quite close to a milestone last night as well. Before the game, he was three points away from getting 1000 career points.

Over a third of Crosby’s points come in three-point nights. He’s also had three of them against the ten games he’s had against Calgary in his career. So there was a good chance of him hitting that 1000th point milestone last night.

But Chad Johnson wouldn’t allow that. He had many amazing saves and many came against that Crosby line, too. So Crosby, you want to hit that milestone? Well not on Johnson’s watch.

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This was Johnson’s first game between the crease in two weeks and his first win in three weeks. And with him as a big factor, the Flames walked away with two big points and will start their bye-week feeling confident. When they return, they’ll be facing the Arizona Coyotes where Johnson will get the start again.

“You’re just kind of in the moment,” Johnson said in a post-game interview. “I try not to worry too much who I’m going against. You just try to be in position and be patient.”

“They were coming the whole game,” Johnson said. “That’s their style, so it made it interesting at the end there, unfortunately. But we got the two points.”

Some links surrounding the Flames to get you through your morning

Pens coach Sullivan recalls coaching alongside Gulutzan (Calgary Herald).

1,000 points for Sid? Not on Flames’ watch (CBC Sports).

Chad Johnson keeps Sidney Crosby at bay in Flames’ shootout win (CBC Sports).

Treliving honoured by PHPA (Calgary Flames).

Some other links surrounding hockey and the NHL

NHL 100: Mario Lemieux among NHL players who left game early (CBC Sports).

Five things we learned in the NHL: Capital ‘D’ Depth (Sportsnet).

NHL-worst Colorado Avalanche buries Montreal Canadiens with shutout (Montreal Gazette).

Sportsnet to launch 360 Virtual Reality for six NHL games (Sportsnet).

That’s all in this edition of Flames Daily! I wish we could all get a mandatory bye-week.

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