Getting the most bang for your buck, that’s what the Calgary Flames are doing this season, second in the league currently for points divided by total salary. It helps when rookies like Josh Jooris are scoring and helping the team to victories. He makes the league minimum for entry level contracts and is a RFA at the end of the season.
Josh Jorris, never known as a prolific scorer and was undrafted to boot, recorded his first career hat-trick in his first NHL season as a Flame. He lead the team to their third victory in a row as the Calgary Flames continue to keep pace with the Pacific Division rivals.
Key highlights of tonight’s game:
– Pre-Game salute to the Calgary Stampeders, winners of the 102 Grey Cup.
– Two point outings for Gaudreau and Hudler.
– Giordano with another point.
– Kriss Russel with a beauty backhand pass along the seem to hit Jooris for his first goal of the game.
– Monahan with two points as well, his first assist on the game’s opening goal scored by David Jones.
– Kari Ramo in goal again recording his third straight win.
– Rumor has it the Flames will get healthy bodies back in as little as a week.
– With their two third period goals the Flames widen the gap as the league’s leading third period goal getters. Nobody would’ve pegged the Flames to even be in the running for league lead in total goals, yet here we are. The question that’s still on everyone’s mind, how long can they keep it up?
– Next up, Colorado and Jarome Iginla return Thursday.