Calgary Flames Daily: Post-game win, Gaudreau stays red hot

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: Braden Holtby /

With a big win last night against the Washington Capitals, the Calgary Flames surge, now going 2-1-0 on their road-trip. Johnny Gaudreau continues to be one of the best players in the NHL right now.

In a big 4-1 win against the Washington Capitals, the Calgary Flames continue to improve, now going 2-1-0 on their six-game road trip. And Flames superstar Johnny Gaudreau continues to stay red hot and be one of the best players in the league this season with a ten-game point streak. The longest active point streak in the NHL right now. He has 19 points in that ten game stretch.

Gaudreau’s now the third player to reach the 30 goal marking. Potting two points last night, he’s now on a five-game multi-point streak and six-game goal streak. He sits third in the NHL in points with 31 in 20 games and is just two points back from Nikita Kucherov and four points back from Steven Stamkos.

He may be on his way to another award this year, being a strong contender for the Hart.

Related Story: Johnny Gaudreau is already miles better than last season

Via Calgary Sun:

"“He’s making something happen every shift,” said centre Sean Monahan, who scored the second-period tie-breaker Monday, his third game-winner in just five trips to what is now known as Capital One Arena. “And that confidence is hard to take away from a guy like that, so he’s going to continue to do that.”“I’m going to say it again — what a coach likes more is his backcheck on Ovie (Alex Ovechkin) that lifted the stick,” said Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan, asked for the umpteenth time about Gaudreau’s offensive exploits. “I know he’s going to get points, because he’s just that gifted. But his commitment to winning, it just shows itself night-in and night-out.“I love that he’s on the roll. You want him to stay on the roll. But that line again had a tough matchup, and they did well.”"

I mentioned this in the post-game recap last night, but at one point, like Gulutzan said, Gaudreau made an excellent defensive play on Alexander Ovechkin to take away a scoring chance. He’s really doing it all this year.


"“It’s cool. Our line’s playing well, we’re not giving up goals in the defensive zone, we’re creating chances in the offensive zone,” Gaudreau said. “We’re playing well on the power play. Things go well for you at times, and then throughout the season you go through some ups and downs. Right now, it’s going good for us.”"

The Calgary Flames are now 40-0-1 over the last two years when leading after 40 minutes of play, and they’re 40-0-0 in their last 40 times when leading after 40 minutes.

Flames Tweet of the day

Some links surrounding the Flames

Gaudreau continues offensive surge as Flames top Capitals (Calgary Sun).

Gaudreau extends point streak to 10 games in Flames win (

HEAT REPORT – 20.11.17 (

Johnny Gaudreau creating compelling Hart Trophy case (Puck Prose).

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

4 things we learned in the NHL: Gaudreau point streak at 10 games (Sportsnet).

Down Goes Brown: 2017–18 NHL quarter-season awards (Sportsnet).

Fantasy awards at one-quarter mark of 2017-18 (

Meet the man in charge of painting the NHL’s top 100 players (Sportsnet).

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