The Calgary Flames are streaking. After dropping their first two games of the season, they’ve put together road victories in Detroit and Washington to improve their record to 2-1-1 in the Pacific Division.
Saturday’s 4-3 overtime win in the matinee against the Capitals offered a lot to digest.
There was the Johnny Gaudreau game puck after two assists took him to 500 NHL points in 524 regular-season games.
Dan Vladar earned the win in his first start for the Flames.
And, of course, Elias Lindholm netted his second career hat-trick – including the overtime winner.
Let’s take a look at the takeaways, good and bad.