Ramblings: Halloween Comebacks by Flames and Habs, Sell-High Opportunities With 5-on-5 SH% (Nov 1)

Ian Gooding


Happy Halloween! Hope you received lots of candy in your Halloween bag and that your fantasy hockey team hasn’t been playing tricks on you this week.

The NHL decided not to distract from the Halloween festivities, scheduling only two games on Thursday. In the Calgary/Nashville game, Matthew Tkachuk scored the game-tying goal in the final minute of the third period, then scored the game-winning goal with a second left in overtime to give the Flames a 6-5 win. Tkachuk also chipped in an assist to give him a three-point game.

The Predators coughed up a three-goal lead that they held entering the third period, so this result will no doubt give them nightmares.

Watch closely and you’ll see Tkachuk score his OT winner between his legs (you might have to wait until it goes in slow-mo).

Between this and the lacrosse-style goals, the hockey entertainment factor has sure been turned up a notch this week.

With a goal of his own, Elias Lindholm now has goals in three consecutive games and a five-game goal streak. His goal output for October has been historic for the Flames’ franchise.

Too bad he has only three assists. He will need to pad that assist total going forward, since he is currently shooting at 23.7%. His 5-on-5 shooting percentage currently sits at a more manageable 7.78%. We’ll have more on some shooters that have