An offensive outburst in the second period of Friday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes has led to a pair of milestones for Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau. Gaudreau put a wrist shot past Coyotes goaltender Karel Vejmelka after an outlet pass from Nikita Zadorov sent him and Blake Coleman in on an offensive zone rush.
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Gaudreau’s goal was his 30th of the season and 200th of his NHL career.
- He’s the Flames’ fourth 30 goal scorer of this season, following Andrew Mangiapane, Elias Lindholm and (earlier in the period) Matthew Tkachuk.
- He’s the Flames’ 10th 200 goal scorer in franchise history, following Jarome Iginla, Theo Fleury, Joe Nieuwendyk, Gary Roberts, Kent Nilsson, Lanny McDonald, Al MacInnis, Sean Monahan and Eric Vail.
- It’s the third time in Gaudreau’s NHL career that he’s reached 30 goals in a season: he’s previously done it in 2015-16 (30) and 2018-19 (36).
The Flames lead the Coyotes 3-0 midway through the second period.