Highlight of the Night: Matt Stajan honors late son with penalty shot goal

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It’s been a difficult time for Calgary Flames center Matt Stajan.

Following the death of his newborn son, Stajan took a personal leave to grieve with his wife, Katie. The Flames gave him the option to take the rest of the season off. After all, the Flames are basement dwellers, and Stajan’s future in Calgary was secured with a recent contract extension. But Stajan, loyal to the game he loves as he is to his family, rejoined the Flames after a couple weeks. After an eight-game absence, he returned to the Flames lineup. Read more

Highlight of the Night: Hornqvist turns a lousy pass into a nifty goal

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The Michael Del Zotto reclamation project hasn’t yet worked out for the Nashville Predators. In his 19 games as a Pred, Del Zotto hasn’t scored, and has just four assists. The fourth came Friday night in Calgary, on a night that saw him play just 3:13.

All the praise here goes to Patric Hornqvist, who batted home the airborne feed past Calgary netminder Joni Ortio, just inside the post. Del Zotto ought to pick up the dinner cheque tomorrow. Read more