This was undoubtedly the most painful hat-trick in the career of Johnny Godro.
How long this pain resonates can have a big impact on the fate of Calgary Flames.
On Thursday evening, having won 4–1 over Winnipeg Jets, Godro danced around Dustin Beauflien with such brilliance that the hurt defender could only turn and swing his stick. 13. He did this with considerable force and at shoulder level, cutting Godro around the left biceps and inflicting obvious punishment just before wincing Godro shot the puck into an empty net for his fourth hat-trick in his career.
When a small amount of hats came off Bell MTS Place, Godro immediately left the ice with obvious pain, despite the fact that there were two minutes left on the clock. He did not return.
After the game, he told reporters that he was “fine,” but the Flames fans have every reason to wonder what the consequences might be. Will the Bifuglien League be considered a dangerous game by the league? Will Godro really be "fine" for Saturday's game against Vancouver?
Sportsnet NOW gives you access to more than 500 NHL games this season, without blackout, including Hockey Night in Canada, Rogers Hockey in your hometown, Scotiabank Hockey on Wednesday night, all the play-offs of the Stanley Cup 2019 and much more.
The Lord knows that the Flames need everything to be in order, if they want to keep running with the big boys of the league. His three goals in the closest, best fight in the west pushed the Flame to 12-0-2, when Johnny Hockey scored a goal. This was the tenth time in the Flames history when a player scored 50 points before the team’s 40th game.
He was magnificent throughout the year, his most consistent campaign to date, scored 19 times and added 32 assistants.
The explosion of a 25-year-old player broke off a losing streak in three games, which the Flames took for a break – the type of defeat that had been their destruction in the past few years. Mission accomplished in the most incredible buildings, against the most unexpected opponents.
More victories from the second Flames victory in a variety of attempts against the Western class:
GREAT ECONOMY DAVE
This is only because the goalkeepers could fight most after three weekends without touching the ice.
Nevertheless, it appears that David Rittih spent Christmas playing at Shinny in Ifice, since the Czech goalkeeper was impressive all night long. Only in the first period, he canceled 14 shots, including three dangerous chances of Patrick Line and two of Brian Little.
Not bad for a guy who didn't officially train for five days or played at seven. Hell, he and his teammates started their day in Calgary, boarding a 6:30 am flight, which marks a significant departure from the NHL's day game routine. However, he beamed.
Once again, it turned out to be as reliable as the league in terms of backups. Or should we start the debate again about what its status is from the point of view of beginning in Cowtown?
We will leave it the next day … but he is their starter.
As he often does during the game, Rittih kissed his goal post after Tyler Myers shot her in the second period. One of his best moments came midway a second later, when the sprawling Rittih anticipated the passage of the Byfuglien into Little through the ice cover, which Rittih, 26, somehow did not allow.
Two other dandies for Nikolai Ehlers and Little in the third strengthened his position on the title of “First Star of the Game”. His 35 saves improved his record to 12-4-2 with a save percentage of almost 0.930.
REAL-ISH DEAL NEAL
Before the first two goals of Johnny Hodrö, it seemed that the best striker of Flames was James Neil. It was not just wishful thinking – he had three of the six Flame shots on goal in the first period, including the breakaway chance that fined Bifuglien.
The man, who still played with 37 different combinations of lines (this is the actual figure) this season, has now played 23 games in a row without ammunition, starting with his third in the November 1 season against Colorado.
Playing on the third line of the Flames with Mark Jankowski and Alan Quine, he finished the night with five shots, which was a good continuation of his five-shot attempt before the Christmas break against St. Louis.
Michael Frolik returned to the queue after a long ankle injury, but was relegated to fourth place, while Sam Bennett continued his work on the second block with Michael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk … Quine spoke very well on the third line, but He remembered for his terrifying passage through the middle of his zone to Adam Lowry, whom the teenager Jets immediately buried from the high slot. He was a sort of coach on every level of hockey Shona every time he tried. He immediately realized that he was stupid … After a slow start, Noah Hanifin did a good job in the last 20 games, making his presence known. Thursday night was no different, as Connor Hellebaek's random knee soon followed the blow to Blake Wheeler, who awkwardly sent the Jets star to the boards for slow recovery … It would be interesting to see if the middle of Travis Hamon knuckle on his left wrist needs medical assistance, as the Warrior of Flame blocked the shot of Mark Scheifel, because of which he repeatedly checked his hand on the bench.