Flames 3, Devils 2

15 Oct

I have to admit, I missed Calgary Flames / New Jersey Devils game. You see the Stamps were playing at the exact same time and that game took priority over the Flames. Both on my PVR and in life.

Watching the highlights though I see that I missed a good one. Sean Monahan scored with 2:43 left in the third period to send Calgary to a 3-2 victory. The goal is Monahan’s 4th in 5 games, and he has 2 assists as well.

While warning that he and every one of his players have to stay grounded and humble, that five games is too small a sample to go on, Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley sees his team’s surprising 3-0-2 record and can’t help but wonder about the potential for what could happen on its upcoming five-game road trip that starts Wednesday.

“We learned a lot in the first five, but the next five, all five road games against very good hockey clubs, that’s going to say a lot,” Hartley told on Monday.

The Flames play at the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. They head up the coast to play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday and come back down to play the Los Angeles Kings on Monday before traveling slightly east to play at the Phoenix Coyotes the next night. They close their road trip at the Dallas Stars on Oct. 24.

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