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Todd Cordell
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 02.10.2014

Jan 17 @ 10:56 AM ET
Todd Cordell: Rare off night from Rittich proves costly as Flames fall to Sabres in OT
Misterbator
Calgary Flames
Location: Monkeytown, NB
Joined: 10.13.2014

Jan 17 @ 11:05 AM ET
Can't win them all.
Flamin_Irishmin
Calgary Flames
Location: Victoria B.C., BC
Joined: 09.15.2015

Jan 17 @ 11:14 AM ET
Thanks Todd, up early this morning aren’t ya. Love it.

Flamin_Irishmin
Calgary Flames
Location: Victoria B.C., BC
Joined: 09.15.2015

Jan 17 @ 11:20 AM ET
I think it was 2 games ago (?) in an interview with Ridder that he preferred more shots than less because it made him feel more apart of the game and readier for shots. 1 shot every ten minutes and you feel more like a fan watching than a goaltender playing. He could have ordered beers between shots on goal in the third.

Maybe he did, I know I would have at that SOG pace lol.

But I am an Irish Albertan, so any free time is an excuse for squeezing in a beer..
Codes1087
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 09.24.2014

Jan 17 @ 11:42 AM ET
Can't win them all.
- Misterbator


that's a president cup mentality, not a stanley cup mentality, take it from someone who knows
Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Jan 17 @ 12:06 PM ET
Thanks Todd, up early this morning aren’t ya. Love it.
- Flamin_Irishmin


Always!
Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Jan 17 @ 12:07 PM ET
Can't win them all.
- Misterbator


Nope, still a pretty good showing. For the last 40 minutes or so, anyway.
bsimms
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary
Joined: 10.25.2013

Jan 17 @ 2:35 PM ET
I agree on Kylington - great effort - he spent most of the night covering for ol' Stout Prout's cement feet. It's funny the underlying numbers might have been better with Czarnik, but I feel like Janko and Bennett have more chemistry with Neal. Weird, I know. It's like the 3rd line didn't pass the eye test for some reason. Did anyone else feel that way?
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Jan 17 @ 3:14 PM ET
Whoa - Niederreiter traded for Rask today.

https://twitter.com/NHLCa...tatus/1085990153095692288

Nice deal...for the Canes

Not sure what the Wild were thinking on this one...
K-man25
Calgary Flames
Location: Leafs Losers Even After Fifty-one Seasons
Joined: 09.02.2014

Jan 17 @ 3:24 PM ET
They have to win a deal once in a while after Tre ripped them blindly
FlamesFan1230
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2006

Jan 17 @ 4:07 PM ET
I think it was 2 games ago (?) in an interview with Ridder that he preferred more shots than less because it made him feel more apart of the game and readier for shots. 1 shot every ten minutes and you feel more like a fan watching than a goaltender playing. He could have ordered beers between shots on goal in the third.

Maybe he did, I know I would have at that SOG pace lol.

But I am an Irish Albertan, so any free time is an excuse for squeezing in a beer..

- Flamin_Irishmin


You had me at beer Irish!
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Jan 17 @ 4:51 PM ET
Rittich has been having a bunch of off nights recently. The team can score at will though, so it hasn't really mattered what's going on in behind them.
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Jan 17 @ 6:53 PM ET
Rittich has been having a bunch of off nights recently. The team can score at will though, so it hasn't really mattered what's going on in behind them.
- Hunkulese


Yeah, his stats haven't been great, and there have been a couple of off games here and there, but he's generally beat by what I would call a "good" goal. Felt less so last night, I think the Eichel goal is one he'd like to have back, and the one off Frolik's stick was shot/deflected from far enough out that I thought he'd have that one as well, but the screen (on their 3rd) was a good one with no help from the D and the breakaway goal was full marks to Rodrigues.
tincup
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 07.21.2006

Jan 17 @ 8:12 PM ET
Yeah, his stats haven't been great, and there have been a couple of off games here and there, but he's generally beat by what I would call a "good" goal. Felt less so last night, I think the Eichel goal is one he'd like to have back, and the one off Frolik's stick was shot/deflected from far enough out that I thought he'd have that one as well, but the screen (on their 3rd) was a good one with no help from the D and the breakaway goal was full marks to Rodrigues.
- rmull905


It's a long season and he's bound to have some ups and downs. How he responds is what's important. Back to back games coming up, I'm sure Smith will get a game, probably tomorrow ? Have to keep in mind Rittich came into the season expecting to be a backup so I think they should be careful not to expect too much from him...