Frolik ignites comeback win
CALGARY Stuck on the bench for most of the first period, Michael Frolik got promoted and made the most of it.
After re-joining the second line with Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk, Frolik had a goal and two assists to lead the red-hot Calgary Flames to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
“It wasn’t the start I was looking for,” said Frolik, who recorded his first three-point game in three seasons. “It’s not easy, you’re cold, you’re not in the game. When you get out there, you get a 10-second shift and then they switch the line.”
Down 2-0 in the second, Frolik got the comeback started at 10:14, deflecting a shot from Backlund for his 11th goal of the season.
The Flames tied it five minutes later on a terrific set-up by Frolik.
Another primary helper from Frolik gave Calgary the lead, 8:29 into the third.
Frolik has eight points (four goals, four assists) in seven games since coach Bill Peters made the veteran a healthy scratch on Dec. 29. It’s been a bumpy season for the veteran, who has bounced between lines and earlier in the year and missed four weeks due to injury.