Calgary Flames Daily: Post-game win, Tkachuk suspension

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 18 2017: (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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It was an impressive comeback win yesterday as Sean Monahan got his first ever hat trick. And the team isn’t happy about Matthew Tkachuk’s suspension. More Calgary Flames news here.

After a rough loss against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night to start their road-trip, the Calgary Flames could have used a comeback win. And they got it! They came back from being down 3-1 against the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday afternoon. They’re now 1-1-0 on this roadie so far and they sit in third place in the Pacific division.

Oh yeah, Sean Monahan also got his first career hat-trick.

Via Calgary Sun:

"“I always give him a hard time he doesn’t have a hat-trick and he’s got like a-hundred-and-something goals,” said Monahan’s linemate, close pal and usual assist-provider Johnny Gaudreau. “And now he got his first one, so I’m really happy for him. He deserves it. He played well.”“Johnny found me a couple times,” Monahan said. “And he’s from here and he’s got a lot of people here, so to put the puck in the net for him, it’s nice. And that hat-trick means a lot to me.”"

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The Flames won in overtime and continue to be perfect at extra time, going 3-0 in OT and 2-0 in shootout. Yesterday, Johnny Gaudreau also had a three-point game to extend his point-streak to nine games with 17 points in that stretch. He currently has the longest active point-streak in the NHL at nine games. He also has a goal-streak of five games right now.

He’s third in the entire league in points with 29 in 19 games. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are the two players ahead of him.

A player who didn’t play yesterday was Matthew Tkachuk, who served a suspension after Wednesday’s brawl against the Red Wings. A decision of DoPS that GM Brad Treliving wasn’t too happy about.

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Via Calgary Flames:

"“No. 1, as we always say: We respect the process with the league,” said Treliving, reacting to the one-game suspension slapped on Tkachuk by the NHL on Friday. “Listen, I know it’s a hard job. I did it when I was in the minors. I have a great deal of respect for George (Parros, head of Department of Player Safety) and the league.“You’ll never hear us gripe about that.“But we do disagree with the decision.“I don’t think there’s anything there that constitutes Matthew receiving a spearing major, a game misconduct AND then having to sit out a game.“So full respect for the people and the process but I back our player 100 percent in this.”[…]“The player leaves the ice, then comes back on the ice. Did (Tkachuk) need to do what he did? Probably not. But at the end of the day, of all the stuff that took place, I don’t think Matthew tapping him on the foot is the most egregious.“So it’s over. We’ve moved beyond it. George is a good man, he’s going to do a fantastic job.“But – I repeat – I support my player.”"

Good news is that it was only one game. So we’ll be seeing Tkachuk back in the lineup tomorrow night against the Washington Capitals.

Some links surrounding the Flames

Flames GM Treliving on Tkachuk’s suspension: ‘I couldn’t disagree with it more’ (Calgary Sun).

Monahan’s first career hat trick lifts Flames over Flyers (Sportsnet).

Monahan’s hat-trick keys Flames to overtime triumph in Philadelphia (Calgary Sun).

Monahan gets first NHL hat trick, Flames defeat Flyers (

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

4 things we learned in the NHL: Coyotes on first win streak (Sportsnet).

Andersen, Matthews spark Maple Leafs to sixth consecutive win (

Vezina Trophy rankings: The top 31 starting goalies in the NHL (The Hockey News).

No shortage of trade talk as NHL hits quarter mark of season (Ottawa Sun).

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That’s all in today’s Flames Daily!