Jarome leads by example, by missing an open net….but luckily it was with 20 seconds left. The Flames captain continues to lead his team trying to get things going by providing offensive flare and continuing his hard work ethic. In true Flames fashion, the PP didn’t clik and the defensive coverage made the game borderline boring, well not quite, but it was still low scoring.
Iginla scored mid-way through the third to provide the only offense the game saw. Two late penalties by the Flames from Hamrlik and Ference made things interesting, but Kiprusoff closed the door to collect his first shutout of the season.
The defense helped him out by playing solid for most of the game, however, why Phaneuf still leads the team in ice time is beyond me. Regher is struggling I know, but that guy needs to play more than 20 minutes a night. Tanguay, the 5 million dollar forward, played less than 12 minutes and found limited action on the second line. He needs to pick up his game but also needs get a chance. By the way, is it just me or was Lundmark the only guy who won a face off all night?
The Flames need all their fowards to get together and start scoring goals becaus eup next is the ‘high potent’ offense of the Toronto Maple Leafs who have scored more than 5 goals their past 2 games. Look for the same lineup to suit up for Saturday’s game that starts at 5:30PM MT on CBC.