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Flames Bust Slump Against Maple Leafs, Rittich Earns Shut Out Win

David Rittich gets the shut out as the Calgary Flames get a much-needed win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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This is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Calgary Flames after a tough game in Edmonton and a 7-1 loss. For the Maple Leafs, this is a loss the team will want to forget about but some will find excuses having lost names like Joe Thornton, Frederik Andersen, Zack Hyman, and Jake Muzzin.

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Andersen not being in left the Leafs with Michael Hutchinson as the guy the Leafs had to call upon. Jack Campbell was still not ready to return. That said, this wasn’t necessarily on Hutchinson. Toronto was 0-for-7 on the power play.

On the other end, David Rittich gets the win in a 3-0 victory and is the first Calgary Flames’ goaltender to record a shutout in Toronto…ever. Jacob Markstrom was unable to go and is listed as day-to-day. Matthew Tkachuk said of David Rittich’s performance, “Tried to battle hard for him because he’s battled hard for us.”

Other Game Notes:

Auston Matthews was held without a point for the first time in 17 games while Matthew Tkachuk, Sam Bennett and Sean Monahan scored for the Flames. For Bennett, he scored after being benched in the game against the Oilers. For Tkachuk, he now has 100 NHL goals in his NHL career.

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