Winning Streak Hits Ten For The Calgary Flames

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Eric Francis of Sportsnet:

With one late, dramatic goal, two historic franchise records had been matched, sending Flames fans home happy for a 10th straight Saddledome victory on Monday.

Someone forgot to tell Darryl Sutter that moments like these are what it is all about.

“I don’t put a lot into 10 in a row, unless they were 10 in a row in the playoffs,” said the coach, who has spent his stellar coaching career being the ultimate killjoy until a Cup is raised.

Calgary hockey fans have every reason to be euphoric over the franchise turnaround that has the club perched four points clear atop the Pacific Division with games in hand.

The hero was, once again, Elias Lindholm, who equalled the club’s eight-game goal-scoring streak with a redirection in the final minute that matched the Flames’ longest winning streak at 10 games.

Not only did it tie the mark held by Gary Roberts and Kent Nilsson established three decades earlier, it equalled Mitch Marner’s mark as the NHL’s longest goal-scoring streak of the season.