Calgary Flames Daily: Finally a win, co-owner Murray Edwards

MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 07: Garnet Hathaway
MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 07: Garnet Hathaway /
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The Calgary Flames finally walked away with two points last night, their first win in four games. And co-owner Murray Edwards has thoughts on the Flames arena situation.

After three losses and two games in a row where they out-battled their opponents but only had one point to show for it, the Calgary Flames finally walked away with two points in a much deserved win.

Sean Monahan netted the game-winning goal in OT with a feed from Johnny Gaudreau vs. the Montreal Canadiens. That was Monahan’s ninth OT goal of his career and fifth GWG of the season. Those five GWG is tied for the league lead.

After outshooting the Toronto Maple Leafs 48-29 and losing in shootout the night before, this win felt nice.

Related Story: Monahan's ninth OT goal gives Flames edge over Habs

Via Calgary Sun:

"“When that play was going on, I’m just hoping that Johnny is going to make the play over to TJ,” Gulutzan said. “I was, ‘C’mon … make it, make it, make it.’ And all of a sudden, Monny out of nowhere is there, and I’m like, ‘Ok, that’s better.’ And then it goes in.”“I was just thinking, ‘I better score, because Johnny will be upset if I don’t,’ ” Monahan said. “When Johnny has the puck there, he has patience like no other. I actually thought on that one he wasn’t going to pass it to me. He wasn’t even looking at me. And then at the last second, he gives it to me, and I had an open net. That’s the treat of playing with Johnny.”“I think, if you watch the bench when Johnny had the puck going down, the whole bench stood up,” said Flames right-winger Garnet Hathaway, who scored a key goal of his own and was sporting the Calgary Police Service cowboy-hat in a jubilant locker room post-game. “You know Johnny is going to make a play. And you know Monny doesn’t really miss from there.”"

David Rittich had his second NHL start last night and second of the season and he’s won both starts. He’s shaping up to be a reliable backup. Monahan now has 17 goals which is tied for third in the league.

On another side of things, Calgary Flames co-owner Murray Edwards has said that the Flames are not for sale. With everything surrounded with Seattle getting approved for an arena, there have been talks about the Flames and relocation. Flames ownership has also said there haven’t been conversations with them and the city and that they are not communicating as of right now. So the ownership has been threatening to relocate if the city doesn’t pay as much as ownership wants.

But Edwards said that the team is not for sale.

Via Sportsnet:

"“Had a brief chat with CAL owner Murray Edwards. Said team is not for sale. He didn’t want to say more than that…although, when asked, added there are no meetings planned with the city at this time.” – Elliotte Friedman.“Lost in the Seattle and Carolina storylines at the NHL Board meeting, was the update by Murray Edwards on the Calgary Arena situation. Edwards told the group he was not optimistic about a new home for the Flames.” – John Shannon."

Nobody quite knows what this means, but Flames fans are still not too concerned that the Calgary Flames would end up relocating.

Some links surrounding the Flames

Flames snap 3-game skid as Monahan sinks Habs in OT (CBC Sports).

Flames co-owner Murray Edwards says team is not for sale (Sportsnet).

Monahan, Gaudreau connect on overtime winner as Flames triumph in Montreal (Calgary Sun).

Flames GM, suspended forward Tkachuk face media together to discuss ‘stupid play’ (Calgary Sun).

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

NHL to accept expansion application from Seattle (FanSided).

Blake Wheeler not a fan of ice conditions in Panthers’ arena (FanSided).

NHL pursuing revolutionary player-tracking systems (NHL.com).

Rise in salary cap good news for Oilers, Leafs (TSN).

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That’s all in today’s Flames Daily!