The Calgary Flames beat the Florida Panthers by a 4-3 score on Friday night. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.
The Calgary Flames were not great in the first period against the Florida Panthers on Friday night. But despite trailing 2-0 against a scrappy Panthers squad, the Flames ramped up their intensity and skated away with a 4-3 victory.
After withstanding a barrage of shots from Colorado on Wednesday night, the Calgary Flames (28-13-4, 60 points) are back in action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. On this evening they host the Florida Panthers (17-17-8, 42 points), in the midst of a lengthy road trip and playing their second game in as many nights.
The ballots have all been counted and the Pacific Division-leading Calgary Flames will be represented by just one player at the 2019 All-Star Game. Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl won the Pacific Division’s Last Man In balloting, as announced by the National Hockey League on Friday morning.
The Flames went into the 2018 offseason focusing on depth. When they caught the injury bug during various points of the 2017-18 season, there were few able to step up and make positive impacts. To remedy the issues, the Flames brought in fresh faces in an attempt to not only upgrade the NHL regulars, but…