In one of the craziest finishes of the season, the Calgary Flames rallied back to beat the Nashville Predators in overtime by a 6-5 score on Thursday night. Here are selected notes and reactions following the game.
So, that goal…
So Matthew Tkachuk’s overtime winner was ridiculous.
Matthew Tkachuk with some absolute silliness to win it in OT pic.twitter.com/hjW6p6mglk
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 1, 2019
So what the heck was he thinking, pulling that move off at full speed with the clock running down?
Tkachuk tells @SNryanleslie:
“I couldn’t get my body around to shoot it forehand and I couldn’t just smack it backhand so…it was an instinctual thing to be honest.”
It’s incredible how certain players can process plays like that instantaneously
— Kyle Bukauskas (@SNkylebukauskas) November 1, 2019
Shuffling the deck
With his team down in the third period, Bill Peters shuffled his lines:
Gaudreau – Monahan – Lindholm
Tkachuk – Backlund – Mangiapane
Bennett – Ryan – Quine
Lucic – Jankowski – Frolik
That fourth line only saw three shifts in the third period.