In a disappointing loss on home-ice last night, the only positive thing about the Calgary Flames is Dougie Hamilton netting his first career hat trick.
I feel like the words “disappointing” and “loss on home-ice” have been used far too often this season. Last night, the Calgary Flames had yet another disappointing loss on home-ice where they lost 6-3 to the Florida Panthers.
The only good thing about last night is Dougie Hamilton getting his first career hat trick. Well, he may have. That second goal may be given to Matthew Tkachuk, so we will have to wait and see about that, but for now, it’s a Dougie hatty!
This will be the first time a Flames defenseman has gotten a hat trick since Al MacInnis in 1992. But the Panthers had to be rude and spoil the Dougie party.
Via Calgary Sun:
"“It would have been a lot more fun if we were on top,” said Hamilton, who potted a pair of power-play tallies and then completed the feat on a bank-shot from the corner. “I’ve had two goals before and you always say to yourself, ‘Well . . . maybe there’s a chance you can score a hat-trick.’ But I never did it. I think the last one I had that I remember was minor-hockey, so it’s been awhile. Pretty cool to be able to do it now.“But it would have been a lot better if we were on top. For me right now, I’m not enjoying it too much. It’s tough when you lose. Just one of those frustrating games.”"
Another good thing about the Flames right now is the Mikael Backlund extension. On Friday, he was finally signed to a six-year contract with an AAV of $5.35 million. His teammates were all excited about it and captain Mark Giordano said they poked fun at it too.
Via Calgary Sun:
"“We all texted him pictures of dollar bills and signs that like that,” revealed Flames captain Mark Giordano."
And we already know that Matthew Tkachuk was excited.
The next game will be an afternoon one tomorrow at 2 pm where they’ll host the Boston Bruins.
Flames Tweet of the day
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Some links surrounding the Flames
Call-up to Calgary ‘dream come true’ for Flames prospect Klimchuk (Calgary Sun).
Panthers ruin Hamilton’s hat-trick effort at Dome (Calgary Sun).
Luongo returns, Matheson scores 2 as Panthers beat Flames (News Day).
Flames teammates thrilled about Backlund’s contract extension (Calgary Sun).
Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL
NHL fans ejected for racist taunts at Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly (The Guardian).
Without NHL players, Olympic men’s tournament gives a glimpse of the future (The Washington Post).
Is Canadian hockey coach Willie Desjardins up to the challenge? (The Star).
That’s all in today’s Calgary Flames Daily!