Post-Game: Arizona Gets 86ed by Jooris

A year ago, Josh Jooris was a relatively anonymous complementary player for the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat. But life’s weird sometimes, and tonight he scored three goals.

Seriously, in an NHL game. He now has 8 goals this season. He had 11 all of last season in the American League.

The Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes by a 5-2 score tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Their string of strong play, combined with occasional good bounces, continues.

THE RUNDOWN

Y’know how the Calgary Flames have been the NHL’s most beloved underdogs, typically getting behind really early and scratching and clawing back into the game later on?

Tonight, the story was getting the lead and blowing the lead, then getting another one.

1:12 into the first, David Jones scored to give the Flames an early lead. That lead lasted roughly seven minutes, when Oliver Ekman-Larsson tied it up. Ten minutes later, Josh Jooris scored his first of the game to give the Flames a lead heading into the intermission. Shots were 10-10.

Two minutes into the second, the one-goal lead vanished, as Sam Gagner tied it. (The second Flames lead lasted roughly three and a half minutes.) Five minutes later, Jooris’ second goal made it 3-2. Shots were 11-9 for the Coyotes in the second period, but the Flames kept their lead.

The Coyotes out-shot the Flames in the third period 8-5, but didn’t really out-play them. They attempted to tie the game, but also took a pair of penalties that sapped their momentum and gave Calgary power-plays – one early and one late. Unlike in Edmonton the night prior, the Flames didn’t give up any short-handed goals. In fact, Sean Monahan scored mid-way through the third to give Calgary a bit of insurance, and then Jooris added an empty-netter late (on the second power-play the Coyotes provided) to complete the hat-trick and ice the game.

WHY THE FLAMES WON

The Flames blew a pair of leads but they never really panicked. This is a confident group right now, with confidence in its own resiliency and in the notion that the next goal will come, with just a question of where it’ll come from.

It helps that the confidence is throughout the line-up, so seemingly every player – okay, maybe not Bollig or Baertschi – are thinking that they’ll be able to step up and be the difference-maker.

RED WARRIOR

Gonna go with the obvious here and give it to Josh Jooris.

Three goals on three shots, +2, 71% in the face-off circle and all that with 14:45 of ice-time. Six forwards had more ice-time than him and he still got a hat-trick.

SCORING CHANCES

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Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Away 1 19:36 McMillan 15 29 31 32 60 79 4 10 11 22 23 41 5v5
Home 1 18:49 Jones goal 5 7 19 20 23 31 3 26 28 41 50 89 5v5
Home 1 17:55 Bouma 15 17 25 27 29 31 4 14 23 36 39 41 5v5
Home 1 14:00 Wideman 4 6 19 20 23 31 3 8 9 19 26 41 5v5
Away 1 12:39 Gagner tip 4 6 13 24 31 86 6 8 9 19 20 41 5v5
Home 1 12:03 Deflection 15 17 25 27 29 31 3 14 26 36 39 41 5v5
Away 1 10:11 8 5 7 13 24 31 86 4 8 9 19 23 41 5v5
Home 1 8:58 Ferland 15 29 31 32 60 79 3 11 14 20 36 41 5v5
Away 1 8:04 Vermette 5 7 19 20 23 31 3 26 28 41 50 89 5v5
Home 1 6:07 Ferland 7 15 31 32 60 79 3 10 11 22 26 41 5v5
Home 1 1:25 Jooris goal 4 7 13 24 31 86 6 20 28 41 50 89 5v5
Home 1 0:32 Hudler 5 7 13 24 31 86 4 8 9 19 23 41 5v5
Away 2 19:09 Vermette 4 7 17 31 86 4 19 23 41 50 89 4v5
Home 2 14:49 Bouma 15 17 25 27 29 31 4 14 23 36 39 41 5v5
Home 2 12:49 Jooris goal 5 7 13 24 31 86 4 10 11 22 23 41 5v5
Away 2 12:10 Gagner 4 6 31 32 60 79 3 8 9 19 26 41 5v5
Home 2 9:49 Gaudreau 4 6 13 24 31 86 4 8 9 19 23 41 5v5
Away 2 6:50 22 15 17 25 27 29 31 4 10 11 22 23 41 5v5
Away 2 6:32 Reider 15 27 29 31 60 79 3 8 9 19 26 41 5v5
Away 2 6:21 Reider deflection 15 27 29 31 60 79 3 8 9 19 26 41 5v5
Home 2 5:33 Hudler 4 6 13 24 31 86 3 14 26 36 39 41 5v5
Home 2 5:06 Brodie 5 7 19 20 23 31 4 10 11 22 23 41 5v5
Home 2 4:14 Ferland 4 6 31 32 60 79 6 20 28 41 50 89 5v5
Away 2 3:53 Deflection 5 7 13 24 31 86 3 8 9 19 26 41 5v5
Home 2 2:51 Monahan 4 6 20 23 31 60 4 23 28 41 50 5v4
Home 2 2:49 Wideman 4 6 20 23 31 60 4 23 28 41 50 5v4
Home 2 1:39 Gaudreau 5 6 13 20 24 31 4 14 23 28 41 5v4
Away 2 0:46 Erat 5 7 31 32 60 79 3 10 11 19 26 41 5v5
Away 2 0:17 Boedker 4 6 17 19 23 31 3 8 11 26 41 89 5v5
Away 2 0:14 Boedker 4 6 17 19 23 31 3 8 11 26 41 89 5v5
Home 3 16:37 Monahan 5 7 13 23 24 31 8 11 20 26 41 5v4
Home 3 15:46 Gaudreau tip 5 7 13 23 24 31 8 11 20 26 41 5v4
Home 3 11:15 Monahan goal 4 6 19 20 23 31 3 8 9 19 26 41 5v5
Away 3 3:39 22 tip 4 6 20 31 32 60 4 10 20 22 41 50 5v5
Home 3 0:46 Jooris goal 15 17 25 27 29 31 3 26 28 41 50 89 5v5
Away 3 0:07 Yandle 15 17 23 25 29 31 3 26 28 41 50 89 5v5
# Player EV PP SH
4 RUSSELL, KRIS 19:25 6 5 02:36 2 0 01:03 0 1
5 GIORDANO, MARK 21:36 4 4 01:46 3 0 00:00 0 0
6 WIDEMAN, DENNIS 20:51 5 5 02:34 3 0 00:00 0 0
7 BRODIE, TJ 20:37 6 4 01:48 2 0 01:03 0 1
13 GAUDREAU, JOHNNY 14:26 5 3 03:05 3 0 00:00 0 0
15 SMID, LADISLAV 12:54 6 5 00:00 0 0 00:57 0 0
17 BOUMA, LANCE 11:08 4 4 00:00 0 0 01:03 0 1
19 JONES, DAVID 16:27 4 3 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
20 GLENCROSS, CURTIS 17:02 4 2 02:05 3 0 00:00 0 0
23 MONAHAN, SEAN 18:26 4 4 02:32 4 0 00:38 0 0
24 HUDLER, JIRI 14:32 5 3 03:05 3 0 00:00 0 0
25 BOLLIG, BRANDON 09:07 4 2 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
27 BAERTSCHI, SVEN 08:44 4 3 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
29 ENGELLAND, DERYK 12:03 5 5 00:00 0 0 00:57 0 0
31 RAMO, KARRI   16 14   5 0   0 1
32 BYRON, PAUL 12:34 3 4 00:40 0 0 00:57 0 0
60 GRANLUND, MARKUS 14:05 3 6 00:37 2 0 00:57 0 0
79 FERLAND, MICHAEL 10:55 3 5 00:00 0 0 00:00 0 0
86 JOORIS, JOSH 13:18 5 3 01:02 0 0 00:25 0 1
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 8 4 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 9 9 6 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 4 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ZONE ENTRIES

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SUM IT UP

This win is the Calgary Flames’ 16th of the regular season after 26 games. Last season they hit 16 wins after 46 games. It took ’em 37 games to hit 34 points last season, too.

It’s impressive, is what I’m getting at, how improved this team is compared to last season.

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I don’t think many people expected Calgary to be in the upper part of the standings group. I personally thought they’d be in the lower group.

Calgary’s back in action on Thursday night when they host Jarome Iginla and the Colorado Avalanche.

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    Couple thoughts after last nights game

    -Brodie is now what we hoped Bouwmeester would be when we signed him for almost 7 million. He is so cool and collected, he could be four feet in front of his own net with five attackers on him and I wouldn’t even worry.

    -Johnny does appear to be a bit hesitant to play on the inside. However, his skill is still getting him points. Once he figures that part of the game out, watch out.

    -Right now we are winning, like a lot, with Josh Jooris as our number two centre. I love the kid don’t get me wrong, but once Backlund is 100% he is going to light it up with Hudler and Gaudreau.

    -Someone mentioned that since the fight night last year we are 35-20 or something like that. That is nearly a season of “unsustainable” play.

    -A big part of our good play late last season had to do with Colborne and Backlund. I’m excited to get these two back.

    -Raymond was also hot to start the season off.

    -There is an absolute log jam of talented forwards on this team, it’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.

    -I don’t care what anyone says. I like Engelland. Just… like… that guy who you’re friends with that makes everyone else look a little more refined. But secretly you love his low class style. That guy.