Jon Merrill

Jon Merrill

Height/Weight: 6' 3"/195 lbs
Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Draft: 2010 2nd round (38th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Giordano, Markstrom lead Flames to 4-1 win over Canadiens
    Associated Press

    Giordano, Markstrom lead Flames to 4-1 win over Canadiens

    Mark Giordano had a goal and an assist, Jacob Markstrom stopped 26 shots and the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Wednesday night. Noah Hanafin, Josh Leivo and Sean Monahan also scored, and Chris Tanev had two assists. The Flames have won three straight to pull four points behind the Canadiens for the fourth and final playoff spot in the North Division, though Montreal has three games in hand..

  • Calgary Flames put playoff pressure on Montreal Canadiens with 4-1 win over Habs
    The Canadian Press

    Calgary Flames put playoff pressure on Montreal Canadiens with 4-1 win over Habs

    MONTREAL — The Calgary Flames closed the gap on Montreal holding down the North Division's final playoff spot with a 4-1 win Wednesday over the host Canadiens. Calgary (19-21-3) now trails Montreal (18-13-9) by four points. The two clubs clash again Friday at Bell Centre, and meet four times over the next 12 days. The Flames lead their nine-game season series against 4-1. Calgary captain Mark Giordano led the Flames with a goal and an assist Wednesday. Noah Hanifin, Josh Leivo also scored with Sean Monahan adding the empty-netter. Chris Tanev had a pair of assists. Flames starter Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves in his second win in as many nights after Calgary's 3-2 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brett Kulak countered for the Canadiens, who are 1-4 in their last five games. Goaltender Jake Allen had 30 saves in the loss. Leivo restored Calgary's two-goal lead at 12:49 of the third. He fought off Montreal captain Shea Weber and put a backhand upstairs on Allen. Kulak halved the hosts' two-goal deficit at 10:55 of the second period. The defenceman earned his first goal in over two years converting a Jonathan Drouin backhand feed and scoring off the rush. Giordano's slapshot through traffic from the point 29 seconds into the period made it 2-0 for the visitors. Hanifin scored his fourth of the season at 3:58 of the first period. Mikael Backlund won the offensive-zone faceoff and sent the puck back to the defenceman, who blasted a rising slapshot over Allen. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2021. The Canadian Press

  • The Canadian Press

    Montreal hosts Calgary after Tatar's 2-goal game

    Calgary Flames (18-21-3, fifth in the North Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (18-12-9, fourth in the North Division) Montreal; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Montreal hosts the Calgary Flames after Tomas Tatar scored two goals in the Canadiens' 4-2 win against the Maple Leafs. The Canadiens are 18-12-9 against North Division opponents. Montreal averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Nhl. Ben Chiarot leads the team serving 44 total minutes. The Flames are 18-21-3 against the rest of their division. Calgary has scored 28 power-play goals, converting on 20.4% of chances. In their last meeting on March 13, Calgary won 3-1. Sean Monahan scored a team-high two goals for the Flames in the victory. TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler Toffoli leads the Canadiens with 19 goals and has 30 points. Tatar has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Montreal. Elias Lindholm has 36 total points while scoring 11 goals and totalling 25 assists for the Flames. Mikael Backlund has two goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Calgary. LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 5-4-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with an .887 save percentage. Flames: 3-7-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.4 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with an .894 save percentage. INJURIES: Canadiens: Ben Chiarot: out (hand). Flames: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press