Eventful morning skate for Calgary in advance of tonight’s game in Ottawa against the Senators.
A 25-minute-a-night guy that scored a career-best 41 points last year, Brodie skated alongside captain Mark Giordano on a pairing this morning, and would definitely help a Flames team that’s allowing 3.89 goals per game this year, second-most in the NHL.
But it’s not only the defense that’s struggling.
Calgary’s offense has sputtered this season and, as a result, head coach Bob Hartley went to the ol’ line blender this morning.
Gaudreau, Calgary’s top scorer this year, will now play with Sam Bennett and Michael Frolik, presumably in a move to spark the pair — neither has a goal this season and Bennett has just one point through eight games.