CALGARY, AB -- He was held off the scoresheet in Team B's opening tilt on Friday but Sean Monahan wouldn't be denied in his squad's second intrasquad game of the morning.
The Flames first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft scored two goals and registered two assists in Team B's 5-1 win over Team A. He spent the bulk of his time on a line with Mike Cammalleri and David Jones but also skated with a few other lines as the teams shuffled centremen.
"We rotated through double shifts and you get to know the guys better and see what your hockey IQ is all about," Monahan said afterwards, noting the team built chemistry through line shuffling. "You have to be smart and react to who you're playing with."
Flames head coach Bob Hartley raved about Monahan's strong play on Friday afternoon, lauding the pivot's play in his own zone.
"Here's a big-sized centre that takes care of his game in the three zones. You can tell just by talking to him, by watching him that once you give him a mandate, he wants to do it as a pro. I think that's huge.
"Usually, first-year kids coming into camp, they're still lots of kid left in them ... you can start judging their progression usually in their second camp. But with Sean, we can already see a very good progression, a very good understanding of the game."
Team C was backstopped to a 2-0 win in the morning's first game by Joni Ortio and Reta Berra. Jiri Hudler and Brian McGrattan scored for Team C.
Karri Ramo was in net for Team B in both games. Reto Berra and Joni Ortio played 25:00 each for Team C while Joey MacDonald and Laurent Brossoit split the game for Team A.
GAME 1: TEAM B VS. TEAM C: 2-0 TEAM C
TEAM C GOAL: Hudler (24)
TEAM C GOAL: McGrattan (16) from Culkin (67), Street (38)
GAME 2: TEAM B VS. TEAM A: 5-1 TEAM B
TEAM B GOAL: Ferland (79) from Monahan (23), Wotherspoon (56)
TEAM B GOAL: Cammalleri (13) from Monahan (23)
TEAM A GOAL: Jooris (86) from Glencross (20)
TEAM B GOAL: Monahan (23)
TEAM B GOAL: Monahan (23) from Byron (32)
TEAM B GOAL: Jones (54) from Cammalleri (13)
The team will play a split-squad game against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday evening. Half of the roster will play at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 7:00 PM MT while the other half will make the trip north to battle the Oilers at Rexall Place at 8:00 PM MT.
The game in Edmonton will be streamed live on CalgaryFlames.com.