Kiprusoff Steals Two points, Flames in Playoff Position: Calgary 1 – LA 0

Recording his 4th shutout of the season, Miikka Kiprusoff back stopped the Flames to victory giving the team their first playoff position for over a year (and first this season). Sitting alone in 8th thanks to timely saves by their goalie, Calgary can now take a few days off and prep for the Oilers on Tuesday.

Scoring woes continue for Calgary, the first line didn’t score which usually means nobody will score. Thankfully amazing stops by Kipper meant any goal by any body would translate into a win. That has been typical of games between these two teams; LA is the league’s lowest scoring team too.

Mike Cammalleri scored the game’s lone goal off a lucky bounce off the net. He was also crucial in the faceoff dot, finally giving the Flames a legitimate centerman who can win draws.

Sitting in 8th place for the first time this season also means the team is walking on thin ice. Any loss puts them out, any win can put them into 6th. That’s pretty much going to be the case all the way to the nail biting finish.

One Comment on “Kiprusoff Steals Two points, Flames in Playoff Position: Calgary 1 – LA 0

  1. The two points seemed sweet as the Flames were able to dethrone the Kings; but the unfair penalty calls made against the Calgary Flames were most disconcerting i.e. Cammalleri’s hooking and Sarich’s interference calls. Despite a descent performance, the visiting team were unfairly penalized more than their opponents. What stood out most was the disregarded interference call that should have been called against the Kings.

    Speaking of positives, yahoo and three cheers to Cammalleri for his successful accomplishments in terms of face off battles along with the lone winning goal; and to Mikka for getting a playoff spot for his team….

    In closing, the victory is still appreciated and there should be no turning back henceforth… must be a win, win, win performance only – more offensive attacks are required boys.

    Go Flames Go and good luck in the next Battle of Alberta…..