Calgary Flames Daily: Game day, Freddie Hamilton draws in

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 7: Freddie Hamilton
CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 7: Freddie Hamilton /

Happy Monday Calgary Flames fans! The Flames continue their road trip tonight in the US capital as they face the Washington Capitals. They’ll be looking to get another win-streak going.

Since their season-long homestand started, every time the Calgary Flames have a loss, they win the next game. Tonight, they’ll be looking to get another win-streak going. After a rough loss to the Detroit Red Wings to start their road-trip, they came back in fashion on Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers. They were down 3-1 and came back to win in overtime, with some help from Sean Monahan who had his first career hat trick.

Tonight, the Flames will be playing the Washington Capitals for the second time this season. At their first meeting, the Flames won 2-1 with goals from Micheal Ferland and Monahan, who had the game-winner.

Related Story: Sean Monahan scores first hat trick in win vs Flyers

That game was Oct. 29. Johnny Gaudreau had two points in that game and has had at least one point in every game since. It’s Nov. 20 now. He currently has the longest active win-streak in the NHL at nine games. And he’ll be looking to improve that. He also has 29 points in 19 games which is third in the league.

Micheal Ferland is also on a six-game point streak, yet nobody seems to be paying attention to that either.

Via Calgary Sun:

"“I had a coach from another team say to me about Ferly: ‘I didn’t realize how skilled he is and how fast he is,’ ” the Calgary Flames skipper revealed, nodding his head in agreement. “So then combine that with the fact that he’s tough … He’s legitimate tough, and he can hit hard and he hits clean. I mean … he hits haaarrrd, he has all those attributes.[…]“But the biggest thing right now is he’s playing confident.”“He’s brought some energy to our line,” Gaudreau said after Sunday’s spin at the Capitals practice facility in Arlington, Va. “We’ve kind of just taken off since he got back on it.”“But people don’t know that he’s actually got really good hands. In tight, he can make those little plays and he has great offensive instincts, and that’s what I don’t think he credits enough for.”“But if he keeps playing the way he’s playing, he’s not going to fly under the radar too, too much anymore,” he added."

Related Story: First line forward Micheal Ferland

Tonight, we’ll also see Freddie Hamilton draw in the lineup for the first time since Oct. 21 in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild. He’ll be taking the spot of Curtis Lazar as the centre on that fourth line.  In 15 games this season, Lazar has two assists. Freddie’s only played in two games this season and has one assist. In 61 NHL games, he has just six points.

Via Calgary Flames:

"“Trying to get some traction and chance generation with our fourth line,” Gulutzan said. “It’s been a few games where we haven’t really created there. Maybe get some energy there and a right-shot face-off guy in our lineup.”“He wants to play,” Gulutzan stated. “He’s a fiery competitor. But for me, this is opportunity. We’re looking for somebody to grab ahold of something here. It’s a good opportunity for him to do that. The window is open.”“It’s hard not playing. Obviously everyone wants to play every game,” Hamilton acknowledged. “I guess I’ve kind been used to it, last year I was out for a little bit – probably the same time as this year. But the coaching staff, Martin Gelinas especially, do a really good job with working with me after practice and keeping me ready, keeping me in shape. It is tough but because of them, I’m ready to go.“We have a really close team, especially on a road trip like this, it’s fun hanging out with all the guys and doing different things like going to the Pentagon or going to a football game like we’re going to do or dressing up like we did the other day. Stuff like that is good to keep you positive.”"

Flames Tweet of the day

Hockey Tweet of the day

(Seriously, this video is hilarious).

Some links surrounding the Flames

GameDay: Window opens for Freddie Hamilton against Capitals (Calgary Sun).

Flames stars agree Ferland not getting enough credit for first-line impact (Calgary Sun).

Looking for a spark (Calgary Flames).

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

Chance the Rapper is the NHL’s most honest rinkside reporter (Video) (FanSided).

Keller dominating Calder Trophy field (

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