Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm is officially a 40-goal scorer!
The Swedish centre reached the milestone with a power-play goal early in the second period of Saturday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks.
After taking a slick pass from @Johnny Gaudreau at the top of the right face-off circle, Lindholm unleashed a rocket of a wrist shot that sailed over the glove of Canucks goaltender @Thatcher Demko.
@Noah Hanifin also picked up an assist on Lindholm’s 40th goal of the season, which came just 2:44 into the middle frame on Saturday.
With his helper on the goal, @Johnny Gaudreau became the third player in Flames franchise history to reach the 110-point mark in a single season.
Gaudreau has now tied Joe Mullen for second on the franchise’s single-season points leaderboard; both players trail only Kent Nilsson, who scored a whopping 131 points during the team’s first season in Calgary.
Lindholm became the second member of the Flames to score 40 goals this season, joining @Matthew Tkachuk as one of 12 NHL players to reach that plateau.
Prior to this season, the Flames last boasted multiple 40-goal scorers back in 1993–94, when Gary Roberts hit 41 and both Theoren Fleury and Robert Reichel netted exactly 40.
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