It’s safe to say the Calgary Flames tested @Elvis Merzlikins during Wednesday’s game in Columbus.
The Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender made 56 saves in 60 minutes during his team’s 6–0 loss to the Calgary Flames on Jan. 26.
@Matthew Tkachuk led the way with two goals for Calgary, which set a franchise record with 62 shots in the contest.
#Flames are the first team with 62 shots on goal in a regulation game since the Blackhawks on March 12, 1989 vs the Penguins
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) January 27, 2022
Prior to Wednesday’s game, the Flames’ all-time highest single-game shot output came during the franchise’s tenure in Atlanta.
Back on Mar. 15, 1977, the Georgia-based Flames registered 59 shots on goal in a 7–3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tom Lysiak and Eric Vail each scored twice for Atlanta in the victory.
@Mikael Backlund, @Andrew Mangiapane, @Elias Lindholm, and @Erik Gudbranson also scored for the Flames on Wednesday. @Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves for his league-leading sixth shutout of the season.
Calgary now ranks fourth in the Pacific Division with a 20–12–6 record, placing them just two points back of the Los Angeles Kings with five games in hand. The Flames will continue their road trip on Thursday when they take on the St. Louis Blues at 5:00 p.m. MT.