Fro­lik ig­nites come­back win

Medicine Hat News - - SPORTS -

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.

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