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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Ends season with hat trick
Zadorov recorded a hat trick on five shots, added two hits and went plus-3 in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.
Zadorov scored all of the Flames' goals in their season finale. Prior to this contest, he'd never had a multi-goal game in his career. The 27-year-old blueliner finished 2022-23 with a career-high 14 tallies but fell one point short of matching last year's 22 after notching just seven assists this season. The big defenseman added 130 shots on net, 174 hits, 80 PIM and a plus-10 rating, finding some success as a physical shutdown defender.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Stuffs stat sheet in big game
Zadorov had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Zadorov rounded out his stat line with four shots and three hits, making the most of his 16:04 TOI. The physical defenseman has contributed some offense to Calgary's playoff push, lighting the lamp in two of the last three games to bring Zadorov up to a career-high 11 goals.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Ends 12-game goal drought
Zadorov scored a goal in a 5-4 win over Anaheim on Sunday.
Zadorov ended a 12-game goal drought, during which he was limited to just one assist. He has 10 goals and 16 points in 77 outings this season. The 27-year-old defenseman has never been a major offensive threat, posting a career high of 22 points in 2021-22, but Zadorov does have 78 PIM, 165 hits and 73 blocks this year.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Sends assist
Zadorov logged an assist and two hits in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Zadorov has two points through eight games in March, though that's still better than the goose egg he posted in February. The assist was his first since Jan. 23. The 27-year-old blueliner is up to 15 points, 103 shots on net, 150 hits, 67 blocked shots, 62 PIM and a plus-7 rating through 69 outings.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Snaps 13-game scoring slump
Zadorov contributed a goal in Calgary's 5-4 win over Dallas on Monday.
Zadorov brought his 13-game scoring drought to an end. He has nine goals and 14 points in 64 contests this season. The 27-year-old defenseman has never recorded more than 22 points in a campaign, but he does have 60 PIM, 142 hits and 67 blocks in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Goes quiet on offense
Zadorov is stuck in a 13-game point drought.
Zadorov's last contribution on offense was a goal Jan. 27 versus the Kraken. The 27-year-old defenseman has collected 30 hits, 12 blocked shots, 11 PIM and a minus-3 rating during his slump. With the Flames' top-four defensemen all healthy, Zadorov is playing on the third pairing, which limits his ability to contribute. He's at 13 points, 93 shots on net, 142 hits, 65 blocked shots, 58 PIM and a plus-9 rating through 63 outings.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Tallies late in first period
Zadorov scored a goal, logged five hits, blocked two shots and added four PIM in Friday's 5-2 win over the Kraken.
Zadorov's tally came late in the first period, and it stood as the game-winner. He's scored half of his career-best eight goals over the last 12 games while adding a pair of assists in that span. The 27-year-old blueliner is up to 14 points, 80 shots on net, 112 hits, 53 blocked shots, 47 PIM and a plus-12 rating through 50 contests overall, and he should continue to see increased usage while Chris Tanev (undisclosed) is out.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Strong effort in increased role
Zadorov logged an assist, two hits and a plus-4 rating in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.
Chris Tanev (undisclosed) left the game in the first period, and Zadorov was able to fill the void effectively. The 27-year-old even chipped in an assist on Nazem Kadri's second-period tally. Zadorov has three goals and two helpers through 10 games in January, and he may be on track for more ice time if Tanev is forced to sit out with the injury. Zadorov has 12 points, a plus-14 rating, 105 hits, 78 shots on goal, 51 blocked shots and 43 PIM through 48 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Pots lone goal in Monday's loss
Zadorov scored a goal on two shots and logged four hits in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Predators.
Zadorov continues to chip in offense at a better rate than usual -- he has three goals and an assist through seven games in January. His blast Monday was all the Flames could put behind Juuse Saros in the narrow loss. Zadorov has matched his career high with seven goals, and he's added four assists, 77 shots on net, 99 hits, 48 blocked shots, 41 PIM and a plus-11 rating through 45 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Collects assist Tuesday
Zadorov logged an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blues.
Zadorov has two goals and an assist over the first four games of January. The 27-year-old defenseman typically doesn't put up offense at such a strong rate -- he's more of a physical, third-pairing presence. He's up to 10 points, 72 shots on net, 93 hits, 46 blocked shots, 41 PIM and a plus-11 rating through 42 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Goals in consecutive games
Zadorov scored a goal and added two hits in Friday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Zadorov has scored in back-to-back games for the first time this season. He took a Trevor Lewis pass and blasted a shot in from the point -- there was just enough traffic that Semyon Varlamov couldn't get a good read on it. Zadorov's six goals put him one shy of his career high, and he's at nine points, 69 shots, 92 hits, 43 blocked shots, 39 PIM and a plus-11 rating through 40 outings.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Scores in loss
Zadorov scored a goal on three shots in the Flames' 3-2 loss to the Jets on Tuesday.
Zadorov opened the scoring for Calgary with a shot in the slot to tie the game at 1-1. This goal marked his fifth of the season and gives him eight points in the 2022-23 campaign. The Russian defender will continue to be a defensive presence in the Flames' top-six defensive core.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Gets on scoresheet with helper
Zadorov logged an assist, three shots on goal, two blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
Zadorov snapped a 17-game point drought when he helped out on a Michael Stone goal in the first period. In that span, Zadorov had 34 hits, 22 blocked shots and 16 PIM, providing some grit while his offense was cold. The 27-year-old will never be confused with any of the NHL's scoring greats -- he's at seven points, 60 shots on net, 86 hits, 39 blocked shots, 39 PIM and a plus-10 rating through 35 contests as a physical presence on the third pairing.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Two points in shootout win
Zadorov scored a goal on three shots, added a power-play assist and logged four hits in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Panthers.
Zadorov was in on the Flames' first two goals of the game. His helper was his first power-play point since the 2017-18 campaign -- he's rarely utilized with the man advantage since his strengths are in the defensive zone. The 27-year-old is up to four goals, two assists, 37 shots on net, 51 hits, 15 blocked shots, 21 PIM and a plus-9 rating in 17 contests this year. Due to injuries on the Flames' blue line, Zadorov has absorbed top-four minutes for much of November.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Adds assist in Monday's OT loss
Zadorov posted an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders.
Zadorov kept the puck in on a clearing attempt, then set up Mikael Backlund's second goal of the game. Three of Zadorov's four points this season have come in the last four games. The big defenseman has three goals, one assist, 19 shots on net, 36 hits, 17 PIM and a plus-9 rating in 11 contests overall. He should continue to see an expanded role while both Chris Tanev (upper body) and Michael Stone (undisclosed) are unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Buries game-tying goal
Zadorov scored a goal on two shots, levied five hits, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils.
Zadorov has scored twice in the last three games. His tally Saturday ultimately forced overtime, earning the Flames their first standings point since Oct. 25. The defenseman has three goals, 17 shots on net, 34 hits, seven blocked shots, 17 PIM and a plus-8 rating through 10 contests. With injuries piling up on the Flames' blue line, Zadorov could take on a top-four role for a while, though he remains mostly a defensive presence.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Tallies second goal
Zadorov scored a goal on two shots, added seven PIM and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Kraken.
Zadorov had a goal and a fight, as he dropped the gloves with Jamie Oleksiak in the first period before scoring in the second. Through eight contests, Zadorov has picked up two goals from his spot on the third defense pairing. He's added 15 PIM, 22 hits, 13 shots on net and a plus-5 rating. He might help in formats that reward toughness, but most fantasy managers won't need his services.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Pots rare goal
Zadorov scored a goal on two shots, logged six hits and added four PIM in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.
Zadorov's third-period tally got the Flames within a goal, but they couldn't find an equalizer. The 27-year-old defenseman has posted a plus-2 rating, eight PIM, 13 hits and seven shots on net to go with his one goal through four contests. He moved up to the second pairing Thursday with Noah Hanifin (undisclosed) out. Zadorov's physical and low-scoring style is better suited for the third pairing, which is where he'll end up when Hanifin's healthy again.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Cleared for camp
Zadorov (ribs) is on the ice for practice Thursday, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports.
Zadorov played through a ribs injury during last year's playoffs, but he appears to be 100 percent healthy for camp. The towering 6-foot-6 defenseman picked up four goals, 22 points and 181 hits through 74 regular-season games in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Returns to Calgary
Zadorov (ribs) signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Flames on Wednesday, per PuckPedia.
Zadorov was allowed to test free agency, but he decided to remain with the Flames. His $3.75 million cap hit is the same as it was last year. He put up 22 points and 181 hits as a physical third-pairing defenseman in 2021-22. The 27-year-old will need a new defense partner after Erik Gudbranson joined the Blue Jackets on a four-year deal -- Juuso Valimaki or Connor Mackey will likely get a chance on the Flames' third pairing.... See More ... See Less
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