While it’s not fun to see a dry effort like the Flames on Tuesday night; it’s got to be feeling a little happy for 25-year-old goaltender Adin Hill. One goal against 38 shots and two assists on the night. While born in Comox, British Columbia, he spent most of his formative years in Calgary. He even played for the Calgary Canucks of the AJHL for a while before joining the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.
Things weren’t going well for Adin. He had lost his previous three games and his save percentage was 0.886%. En route to play the statistically dominant Calgary Flames while missing four of six defensemen and the team’s leading scorer in Timo Meier; it looked like Hill was being thrown to the wolves.
Here is his stat line at the end of the night:
7 of 8 high danger shots at the net saved. 2 of 2 rebound shots recorded. The guy had a great night and the Calgarians should be happy for him. After going out of .974% he is now sitting .904% more comfortable over the season.
As for the Calgary Flames – If you take the goals off the empty net, you’re watching a 2-1 game decided by a random deflection from Nikita Zadorov. The Flames had plenty of opportunities to take the lead for themselves. They also reached four positions. The hockey gods just smiled at Adin Hill last night.
The Flames embark on a seven-game road trip tomorrow in Montreal at 5 p.m. MT. The Habs just suffered an overtime loss as Adrian Kempe skated two laps around the zone before making a move to find himself alone in front of the net – They’ll be excited.
Enjoy your wednesday,
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