The Morning After
Calgary Flames 5 – Vancouver Canucks 2
-There You Are: At 6:40 mark of the third period Mark Giordano did something he hadn’t done in a while: score a goal. His first of the season was the first time he put a puck in the net since January 5, 2020. On a calendar that’s 378 days. Give or take a pandemic shutdown and an offseason.
-Powerless: Vancouver is struggling with their PP. The Flames gifted them four opportunities last night and they came up empty on all four tries. That futility puts them at 0-15 with the man advantage so far on the young season.
-Immediate Impact: Chris Tanev has more than replaced either T.J. Brodie or Travis Hamonic since signing with the Flames. Tanev had two more blocked shots last night, giving him 11 on the season. That effort of taking one for the team has him 4th overall in the NHL in blocked shots by a defenceman.
Post Game Reaction
by Mark Parkinson