I attended the pre-season game on Sunday, October 2 versus the Winnipeg Jets with a friend. It was only his second hockey game he’s ever attended.
The Flames had at least three shots the the post and they led in total shots. However the Jets scored 3 times on Calgarian-native Chad Johnson before he was pulled in favour of John Gilles. Gilles soon after let in the fourth goal. Final score: Jets 4 Flames 0.
Sean Monahan did not dress for the game as he was still coming off an injury and Johnny Gaudreau had still not signed with the team.
The regular season starts October 12 against the Oilers.
GaudreauWatch Day 90… (whelp)
The game I attended on Monday was the Flames vs Oilers preseason one at the Saddledome (final score 2-1 for the visitors). It was fun, I went with my daughter and we enjoyed watching the action and seeing Harvey the Hound. Here’s a photo:
I just saw FlamesNation announce this news:
It’s a very comprehensive site, taking a look at it now.
Also, it’s Day 75 of #Gaudreauwatch
September 8, 2016 is Day 68 of #Gaudreauwatch
Well folks, restricted free agent and budding superstar Johnny Gaudreau’s contract expired on Canada Day, July 1, 2016. He has yet to sign again with the team. Therefore August 21 was Day 50 of #Gaudreauwatch for Calgary Flames fans.
I’m not worried (nervous laughter)…
At least #Monahanwatch came to an end a few days ago.
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Two days after a wild affair against the St. Louis Blues where the Flames’ Michael Frolik scored two short-handed goals the Calgary Flames hosted the Winnipeg Jets. Plenty of retro Teemu Selanne jerseys were worn in the stands. Coach Bob Hartley chose to add Dougie Hamilton’s brother Freddie Hamilton to the starting lineup. He was brought in as an emergency call up.
Early in the first period the Winnipeg Jets thought they had scored but the referee called it a no goal due to a Jet making contact with Joni Ortio when the goalie was still just barely in his crease. The Jets issued a coach’s challenge which took about 5 minutes to review. It apparently knocked the Jets off their game for the rest of the period as the Calgary Flames scored 3 times. Throughout the first period the Flames worked hard, playing like the team that was chasingg down a playoff spot a year ago this week.
Mikael Backlund scored first. Then Michael Frolik took a puck that bounced from Backlund and scored. And late in the 1st period, Monahan scored. The second period had the Flames in a mode where they were protecting the lead and did so effectively except for a mistake by Ortio where he mishandled his attempt to clear the puck from behind the net. The Jets pounced and scored to make it 3-1. The Jets could not grind out or luck into any more goals and the Flames’ captain Giordano completed the scoring late in the 3rd period for a 4-1 final.
All in all it was entertaining to see Harvey the Hound in green suspenders and a green hat on St Patrick’s Day and he shot some t-shirts to fans with a t-shirt gun. With their 2016 playoff hopes dashed weeks ago, players of both the Flames and Jets indicated they are playing for jobs with the team next season rather than tanking and the result was an entertaining game for all.
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I just realized I had written a post about the game last week.
I arrived late, missing the Brent Burns shot that got past Joni Ortio early in the game. There were many, many chances by the Flames to even up the game but the Sharks’ goalie Martin Jones was a brick wall. We decided to leave early and were already on the C-Train when I saw texts confirming the Flames’ Colborne tied the game up and that Pavelski scored in Overtime. All in all, not a bad game given that the Flames had 47 shots.