Skip to main content
Short Shifts

Rittich celebrates Gaudreau's game-winner before he scores in overtime

Flames goalie just knew forward would finish play against Avalanche

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

David Rittich was celebrating Johnny Gaudreau's game-winning goal from the second the Calgary Flames forward touched the puck.

The Flames goalie put his arms up in anticipation of Gaudreau's overtime goal before the forward scored the game winner in their 3-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche.

Gaudreau picked up a pass from Sean Monahan in neutral ice, prompting Rittich to put his arms up in anticipated celebration. Sure enough, Gaudreau tucked a backhand past Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, sealing Calgary's come-from-behind win.

Video: CGY@COL: Gaudreau tucks home silky overtime winner

"I knew he would score," Rittich told the Calgary Herald after the game. "I was right."

Maybe Rittich can help with tomorrow's lottery numbers too.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.