Mikael Lindholm is likely to remember this game as well as any of the 18 games he played in the NHL 30 years earlier.
When Lindholm, along with the other fathers / brothers / mentors who traveled with the flames, saw the last two games, he would have been so excited that he would have seen his son Elias in his 500th NHL Played the game.
The 25-year-old Flames winger made the milestone night in Chicago a two-to-one win against the Blackhawks on Tuesday with two goals, including his 300th point and the winner of the game.
As a symbol of how dynamic a player is in the overall classification, Lindholm was also on the ice in the last minute to ensure victory.
One can only imagine how satisfying and happy a flight home afterwards was to complete a perfect 2-0 trip for the Flames and their special supporters.
Now it is important to find out how the team can afford to take their fathers with them on horseback more often.
Maybe it is better to collect them in Calgary, where the team has been far less successful lately.
The comeback win gave the Flames an 8-1-1 record in the past ten, compared to a 1-4-1 run in the dome of late.
"I think overall we keep it simple (on the street) and don't try to force things," said Lindholm after his memorable night.
"We have more patience on the street and have to take it home."
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The Flames anticipated a strong start from Cam Talbot to limit the damage to one in the first. Dominik Kubalik deflected a long shot to Talbot with a 32 second lead and started a second period in which Lindholm scored in just 14 seconds.
Similar to his first goal, his second came on a nice shot by Matthew Tkachuk, which Lindholm hit late after a second with a 1-timer after a sharp Corey Crawford.
His father, who played 404 games in the Swedish Elite League and 18 with Kelly Hrudey's Los Angeles Kings, beamed in his father's suite while he was Elias & # 39; Nr. 28 jersey.
"It's always nice to have a goal in the 500th game, but victory is everything for him and the team," said Lindholm, who has 18 goals this season.
"Of course the first time was not good for us, but I thought we picked it up and played a good street game."
Like Talbot, who made two big stops at Patrick Kane's in the second phase to turn the game.
"He prevented us from doing it – it was a huge game for him," said Lindholm about Talbot's 31 goal achievement.
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Lindholm, after Seth Jones (510) and Sean Monahan (515), played the third most games in the 2013 design class.
His game last season was instrumental in making the combination of Johnny Gaudreau and Monahan one of the best lines in the NHL.
This season he played mostly on a separate line and moved from wing to center under interim coach Geoff Ward to anchor the team's top trio with Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane.
Some claim that he is the best striker at Flames because he is 200 feet away, is offensive and versatile, including penalties, as he did twice on Tuesday.
Tkachuk's two assists give him 11 points in his last 9 games and team leadership with nine multi-point games this season.
Lindholm is now connected to Monahan and Gaudreau with eight multi-point trips this year.
• Monahan's eight-game series against the Hawks ended. It was the longest active goal hunt against a team in the league.
• In an impressive second phase, the Flames could not switch to a long 5-on-3 power play. They were stopped on another 5-on-3 in the third. The Flames is one of ten teams in the NHL that have no goal with a two-man advantage. That said, Mikael Backlund scored for the Flames while he lost two men to the Rangers last week.
• Lindholm's evening was the tenth time in his career that he scored several times in a game. He only has 128 multi-goal games behind Alex Ovechkin, who made a similar trick on Tuesday for the 138th time.
• Hawks striker Dylan Strome ended the game with an obvious injury to his right ankle after bending before falling awkwardly on the end boards after a collision with Oliver Kylington.
• Gaudreau had another strong night, but little to show. Crawford robbed her with a brilliant block to prevent a slapper from entering an apparently open web. Gaudreau has had a goal and five helpers in six games since Christmas.
The Flames return home on Thursday to house Minnesota and the Oilers on Saturday.