Sean Monahan scored the Flames opening goal on Monday and has now scored in each of Calgary's playoff tilts this season. This marks the first time a Flames skater has a three-game goal streak in the NHL post-season since Jarome Iginla tallied in three straight from April 13-17, back in 2008. The three-gamer to open a series is the first by a Calgary player since Doug Gilmour opened the Smythe Division Finals in 1989 with a goal in the three first games against Los Angeles.
PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS vs. ANAHEIM
Mikael Backlund scored his first NHL playoff shorthanded goal at Anaheim on April 15.
Forwards Lance Bouma and Matthew Tkachuk both made their NHL post-season debuts against the Ducks - Bouma on May 8, 2015 against Anaheim and Tkachuk on April 13.
Alex Chiasson, as a member of the Dallas Stars, saw his first NHL playoff action on April 16, 2014 at the Honda Center and his first post-season point that night. He scored his first playoff goal on April 18, 2014 against the Ducks.
FLAMES CAREER LEADERS vs. ANAHEIM IN THE PLAYOFFS
Games played - Alex Chiasson (9)
Goals - Sean Monahan (4)
Assists - TJ Brodie (5)
Points- Johnny Gaudreau, Brodie (5)
Penalty minutes - Michael Ferland (9)
FLAMES CAREER PLAYOFF LEADERS
Games played - Troy Brouwer (101)
Goals - Kris Versteeg (18)
Assists - Dennis Wideman (31)
Points - Versteeg (47)
Penalty minutes - Brouwer (85)
Wins - Brian Elliott (15)
The trifecta of powerplay goals from the Flames on Monday was one short of their franchise playoff record of four, accomplished in 1986 and repeated in 1994, but it was the first time the club has scored three times with the man advantage in the post-season in over a decade. The last time Calgary scored three powerplay goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs was in their last win at Anaheim, April 25, 2006, when Daymond Langkow, Kristian Huselius and Robyn Regehr all tallied powerplay markers in a 5-2 Flames win.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sean Monahan is the only player in the NHL with three powerplay goals in the 2016-17 post-season.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Kris Versteeg needs three playoff points for 50 in his career. He also needs eight playoff games for 100 in his career.