Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk has proven the team made the right decision at the start of the year to keep him in the NHL and not send him back to junior.
The 19 year old recorded a goal and an assist in the win against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Saddledome.
He now has 36 points on the season. That’s the fifth most by a teenage rookie in Flames franchise history.
The Flames, as is their habit, got off to a rocky start giving up a goal 90 seconds into the contest when Nick Cousins tapped in a pass from Matt Read.
Calgary tied it 3 minutes later when Tkachuk scored and took the lead in the second when T.J. Brodie scored at 12:45 of the second period.
Goaltender Brian Elliott was solid making a number of tough saves as the Flames played shorthanded a number of times in the first forty minutes including a 5-3, two minute power play for the Flyers after Alex Chiasson was ejected for spearing.
Captain Mark Giordano would add an empty netter from Brian Elliot’s crease late in the third period. 3-1 Calgary would be your final score.
The Flames now head out on a five game road trip which starts Saturday night in Vancouver.