The Calgary Flames beat the Buffalo Sabres by a 2-1 score (in overtime) on Tuesday night. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.
Another good start for David Rittich
For the third consecutive game, the Flames minimized their chances against. For the third consecutive game, the Flames got good goaltending. On this occasion, they had a bit of a slow start – three of the first four shots in the game were by Buffalo – and David Rittich had to be sharp.
As you’d expect, head coach Bill Peters praised his netminder after the game:
He was great. He allowed us to build a game, especially in the first period. He was really solid, itotal control of everything around him.
The end-to-end overtime winner
While the highlight reels will commemorate Johnny Gaudreau’s nice passing on the game-winning goal, all three Flames on the ice made nice plays.
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Flames captain Mark Giordano broke the whole play down after the game, and joked about only having the energy remaining to get to the Sabres net:
They came back three on two. To be honest, just trying to take away the drop-pass and not give [Rasmus Ristolainen] that one-timer to Eichel, we know what kind of shot he has. So played it, and then it was a bit of a scramble. Monny did a good job to get it up to Johnny and [I] tried to… That’s all I had left, I think, in the tank was that length [of the ice]. It worked out well, I’m happy we put it away.