It’s the kind of career that’s measured not in wins and losses, not in starts and shutouts — but in residential square footage.

Let Bob Hartley explain.

"He’ll never have a house big enough to put all his jerseys, framed, on the wall — he’ll need a castle," the Calgary Flames coach said Monday morning. "And that’s a credit to him. It would have been so easy just to throw in the towel and say, ‘I’ll never make it.’ Well, you know what? Tonight he’s making it.

"We’re all pushing for him. Those are all great stories."

And that is exactly what Danny Taylor is, nearly 27 and making his first National Hockey League start.

It is a great story.

What is not a great story, though?

Monday’s effort from the rest of the Flames. Good grief.

Sure, Taylor allowed two early-period goals — Keith Yandle at :41 of the first, Mikkel Boedker at :30 of the third — in a 4-0 loss the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.