It hasn’t been the smoothest of seasons for the Calgary Flames. While goaltending problems may have prevented them from reaching their fullest potential, it hasn’t been the only thing to go wrong for them.
Calgary started the week in the playoffs, holding on for dear life to one of the two wildcard spots. A rough streak on an eastern Canada road trip dropped them out the playoff picture, with just about every team they are competing with having more games in hand than them, it is going to be an uphill climb to get back in.
Sean Monahan has increased his point totals in each season in the NHL, scoring 63 a year ago. This year, however, he isn’t on the type of pace needed to maintain his career progression in points.
The former sixth overall pick has 15 goals in 51 games this season. Monahan showed the immense amount of talent he still clearly possesses.
Against the Ottawa Senators, Monahan took a rebound from Dougie Hamilton, deked in between the legs and put the puck past the goalie.
With 16 goals now in 52 games, Monahan is on pace for about 25 goals this season. Not a horrible total, but after back-to-back 30 goal seasons, a small disappointment.