I’ve talked a few times recently about how ablaze (pun fully intended) the Flames have been. From Johnny Gaudreau, Andrew Mangiapane, Matty Tkachuk, and Elias Lindholm all being regulars on the score sheet, to the incredible goaltending by Jacob Markstrom, and now an exciting 10-game win streak- this team has been having an incredible start to their 2022.
Since January 29th, this team has stayed on a blazin’ heater. 10 wins in their last 10 games, all but the first came as regulation wins. The win that started this streak was a 1-0 win against Vancouver in OT but after that, they’ve mostly continued the trend of just blowing teams out of the water. In these 10 games, they’ve scored 42 goals and allowed just 15 against them.
Tonight’s 10th win was an electric one they pulled off by the skin of their teeth. As the Saddledome’s PA announced “one minute remaining in the game”, the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames were tied up 1-1. 13 seconds later, Elias Lindholm, who had at least one goal in their 7 previous games, scored to give the Flames a 2-1 lead. That goal not only pushed Lindholm’s goal streak to 8 games, it also marked his 3rd straight GWG.
Tyler Toffoli, the new guy in his 4th game with the Flames, splashed in one goal of his own just 36 seconds after Lindholm and the Flames seal this win at 3-1.
What an ending! An incredible way to cross the threshold into a 10-game streak. Not to mention, the Flames have been at home for the majority of this streak. They’ve won in front of their hometown fans for the last seven games in a row. It’s one thing to be buzzing when you’re moving around between home and away but to go on a strong heater, at home for most of it, has to be on another level, for fans and players alike.
The Flames will be on the hunt to keep this streak going and I sincerely think they will. They’re heading to Vancouver on Thursday to play the Canucks there, then they’ll be right back in Calgary on Saturday night to face the Minnesota Wild. The Wild will be a tough test. They’ve been 7-3 in their last 10, Mats Zuccarello and Elias Lindholm both have 10 points in their last 5 games played. Should the Flames push this streak to 11 with a win in Vancouver, that Wild vs Flames game should be an absolute treat to watch. Actually, regardless of that Vancouver outcome, this game will be good. The Flames wanna keep this candle burning bright and I think they’ll start getting more creative than they have been to do just that. I cannot wait to watch it.
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