Funny how things turn out.
The Flames coaching staff tired of nursing Sean Monahan along through a rough stretch in the young center’s career, consider scratching him altogether in Brooklyn, but dress him and play him on the fourth line, a rookie in his place. The game starts and the struggling player certainly isn’t lights out, but is competing so Gulutzan moves the center up back with his most recent line mates and wouldn’t you know it he hits the twine to secure the Flames a point in a 2-1 overtime loss in Brooklyn to the Islanders.
He isn’t fixed, but maybe just maybe the blood letting is finished for now. A return of Sean Monahan would certainly help the Gaudreau-less Flames stay afloat for the time being.
The points gives the Flames a 3-2-1 record on a six game road trip that is finally behind them. Six games in nine nights is a rough patch of schedule.