ugg boots toddler Five things to watch as Calgary Flames take on Ottawa Senators
Dougie Hamilton vs. Senators D Erik Karlsson. It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see either or both of these names on Friday’s scoring summary. MT, Canadian Tire Centre, TV: Sportsnet West, Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan
It certainly wouldn be a surprise to see either or both of these names on Friday scoring summary. Hamilton buried a man advantage marker during Wednesday 5 1 shredding of the Sabres in Buffalo. The 24 year old has now tallied 15 times this season, tied for tops among all NHL rearguards in that stat category. Ottawa captain, Karlsson, is arguably the most dangerous defenceman on the planet. Monahan will be back in his usual first line slot against the Senators, and the Flames certainly need him for their playoff push. With his top shelf blast against the Sabres, Monahan hit the 30 goal mark for second time in his career. He continues to lead the NHL with 11 game winners this winter.
LAST LOOK? Could this really be the last time the Flames face Erik Karlsson in Ottawa colours? With the Senators plummeting in the standings, there was widespread speculation the two time Norris Trophy winner could be a goner at the trade deadline. Those rumours will certainly swirl again in the summer, when Karlsson is eligible to sign a contract extension. of right now, I going to worry about playing this season and doing as good as we possibly can to end the year that we have had, he told reporters Thursday.
HELPING HANDS Thanks to a pair of assists against the Sabres, all star left winger Johnny Gaudreau boosted his season total to 56 helpers, the most by a Flames setup ace in more than a decade. In Calgary club lore, only a half dozen guys have racked up 60 plus assists in a single season. Gaudreau is on track to join that exclusive club. The last to achieve that feat was fellow mighty mite Theoren Fleury, who had 66 apples during the 1992 93 campaign. Gaudreau career stat line so far shows 93 goals and 187 assists for 280 points. According to Elias Sports Bureau, only one active American skater produced more assists and more points in his first 300 games that would be Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane (189 A, 286 P).
THIS N’ THAT The Senators played host Thursday to the Sabres, the start of a silly stretch of schedule that includes three back to back sets in a 10 day span The most recent meeting between these northern foes was lopsided, with the Senators embarrassing the Flames by a 6 0 count in mid October at the Saddledome Flames RW Curtis Lazar returns to Canadian Tire Centre for the first time since being traded from Ottawa to Calgary on deadline day in 2017.