What’s left to play for?

The Flames are out of a playoff spot; the Wild are in. The only effect on the standings there is to be regards the Flames’ lottery odds, which the players on the ice probably don’t care about.

It will be the NHL debut for three Flames prospects, though, and that means plenty. In addition to that, there are a handful of seasonal and personal milestones still within reach. Some more likely than others, but reaching them could help add a silver lining to what has, ultimately, been a dismal season.

Seasonal milestones

  • Mikael Backlund is four points from a 50-point season.
  • Sam Bennett is two goals away from a 20-goal season, and four points away from 40 points.
  • Joe Colborne is one goal away from a 20-goal season.
  • Micheal Ferland is three points away from a 20-point season.
  • Johnny Gaudreau is two assists away from a 50-assist season, and two points away from an 80-point season. A point tonight guarantees he finishes as a point-per-game player.
  • Sean Monahan is three goals away from a 30-goal season, and four assists away from 40.
  • Matt Stajan is three points away from a 20-point season.

  • T.J. Brodie is one assist away from a 40-assist season, and five points away from 50.
  • Mark Giordano is four goals away from a 25-goal season, and four points away from a 60-point season.

Career milestones

  • Mikael Backlund is three goals away from 75 in his career, and one away from 175 points.
  • Sam Bennett is three points away from 40 in his career.
  • Brandon Bollig is one goal away from 10 in his career.
  • Joe Colborne is two goals away from 40 in his career, and two assists away from 70.
  • Turner Elson can score his first NHL goal or point tonight.
  • Johnny Gaudreau is two assists away from 90 assists. He’s 16 points away from being a career point per game player.
  • Josh Jooris is three points away from 40 in his career.
  • Sean Monahan is one assists away from 80, which would give him an 80-80-160 career statline.
  • Drew Shore is one goal away from 10 in his career.

  • T.J. Brodie is five points away from 150 in his career.
  • Mark Giordano is three goals away from 90 in his career.
  • Dougie Hamilton is four points away from 140 in his career.
  • Oliver Kylington can score his first NHL goal or point tonight.
  • Patrick Sieloff can score his first NHL goal or point tonight.

  • BlueMoonNigel

    What’s left to play for?

    Professional pride and for any guy going into contract negotiations this offseason, a final chance to collect some points that can and will be used to seek more money and/or a longer term.

  • jakethesnail

    What’s left to play for?

    NADA, ZIPPO, ZERO..wait until next year!

    82 games are in the books…

    Let’s get EXCITED for next year! But before that:

    Tre signs or acquires a number one goalie!

    He dumps the flotsam and jetsom on the roster: Bollig, Raymond, Wideman and retires Smid. Engalland I would keep….