Markstrom produced more huge conserves than the emphasize reel might possibly reveal on Saturday, stopping 43-of-45 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Canucks.
"Vancouver is a desperate group, and they tossed a great deal of pucks at the net and there's a great deal of volume," Markstrom states. "But, you know, at the end of the day it's my task to stop the puck.
"It's irritating for me to feel like I'm playing an actually excellent video game and then five minutes left not come up with another save to at least take it to overtime and get a point and provide the team an opportunity."
"He's a great male to have around a group," states Flames head coach Geoff Ward. "He's got the psychological makeup of a beginning goaltender. He's quite unflappable."
Markstrom's back-up David Rittich, an all-star in 2020, is attempting to rebuild his confidence, losing both of his starts this season. So if the No. 1 guy misses time due to injury, Calgary could be in problem.
As long as Markstrom is healthy, the Flames are genuine contenders for a playoff area-- even in the talent-laden North Division.
"He's shown to be durable over his career, so you understand he can log a lot of minutes," Ward says. "He's made the trust of our group very, very rapidly due to the fact that of his work principles, because he's such an expert and since he gives our people a possibility to win."
out there, it's contagious throughout the team, "states Calgary centre Sean Monahan." A huge save goes a long method. The bench gets up. The team type of modifications when you have a man like that back there playing for you." The Flames have arguably not had "a man like that" in net given that Finnish feeling Miikka Kiprusoff retired in 2013." He's won a great deal of hockey video games for us currently, but we've got to assist him out, "Flames forward Dillon Dube says of Markstrom. "It is certainly great to have him there, though, understanding that you can have a possibility to win every night.