Johnson allowed four goals on 23 shots in the Flames’ loss to the Coyotes on February 13th. Johnson has struggled mightily as if late, posting a 4.75 GAA and .822 SV% in his last five outings. Tonight he faces the Panthers for the second time this season—he stopped 20 of 22 in a 5-2 win in the first meeting between the two.
Elliott allowed five goals on 28 shots in the Flames’ win in Nashville on Tuesday. It wasn’t a great outing for Elliott, but it was enough to earn the win and another start tonight in Tampa Bay. Elliott has gone 5-2-1 while posting a 2.57 GAA and .08 SV% in his last eight games. He has gone 7-7-3 with a 3.14 GAA and .883 SV% on the road this season.
Elliott allowed two goals on 19 shots in the Flames’ loss in Vancouver on Saturday. Elliott has gone 4-1-1 with a 2.41 GAA and .913 SV% in his last seven appearances. Tonight he will face a Predators team that has lost three of their last five—Elliott is 6-7-3 with a 3.03 GAA and .887 SV% on the road this season.
The Flames have sent Garnet Hathaway to Stockton (AHL).
Hathaway was a healthy scratch for the last two games and with the Flames acquiring Michael Stone on Monday, they needed to create room for him on the roster. Hathaway returns to the Heat, where he has three goals and three assists (six points) in eight games this season.
The Flames have acquired Michael Stone from the Coyotes for a 2017 third round pick and a conditional 2018 fifth round pick.
Stone had his best offensive season of his career in 2015-16, but has struggled in 2016-17. Stone has just one goal and eight assists (nine points) in 45 games, but heads to Calgary where he will likely serve as their sixth defenseman. The Coyotes will retain 50 percent of Stone’s salary and the condition on the fifth round pick is based on whether or not the Flames re-sign Stone.
Elliott allowed one goal on 34 shots in the Flames’ win over the Flyers on Wednesday. It was a really good outing for Elliott, who has four wins in his last five starts while posting a 2.22 GAA and 925 SV%. The 31-year-old is 1-1-0 with a 2.52 GAA and .815 SV% in two starts against Vancouver this season.
Bartkowski is expected to make his Flames’ debut on Saturday.
Bartkowski, 28, has registered two goals and eight assists (10 points) in 34 games with Providence (AHL) before signing a two-way deal with the Flames earlier this week. He has 42 points (6G / 36A) in 211 career NHL games with the Bruins and Canucks.
The Flames have sent Brett Kulak to Stockton (AHL).
Kulak appeared in the last three games and six of the last nine, but with the Flames signing Matt Bartkowski to a deal this week, Kulak heads back to the AHL where he has five points (1G / 4A) in 11 games this season.
Elliott allowed one goal on nine shots after replacing Chad Johnson in the Flames’ loss to the Coyotes on Monday. Elliott has gone 3-1-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .913 SV% in his last five outings and tonight he’’ face the Flyers. The 31-year-old comes into Wednesday with a 5-6-0 record, 2.54 GAA and .906 SV% in 13 home appearances this season.
Johnson allowed two goals on 33 shots in the Flames’ win in Pittsburgh last Tuesday. Win and you’re in, so Johnson will start again tonight vs. the Coyotes. The 30-year-old has gone 9-7-0 on home ice this season and has gone 2-0-0 with a 0.99 GAA and .959 SV% in his first two starts against the Coyotes this season.
Kulak (illness) will be back in the Flames lineup on Tuesday.
Kulak has been battling an illness and has sat out for the last three games, but he will replace Jyrki Jokipakka in the lineup tonight in Pittsburgh. Kulak has just three assists in 18 games with the Flames this season.
Johnson allowed five goals on 20 shots in the Flames loss in Montreal on January 24th. Brian Elliott started the last four games and it has been a win and you’re in mentality in Calgary, so Johnson will get back in the crease tonight after Elliott lost in New York on Sunday. He'll face a dangerous Penguins team that has won three in a row.