What’s this? Almost 40 shots, a powerplay that works, a penalty kill that still sucks (5 on 3), yep, two steps forward today. The Flames took advantage of their powerplays today scoring three times.

Iginla started things off in the 1st period tipping in a Phanuef ‘this is how you pronounce my name–Dion’ point shot. Kiprusoff was off to his old self keeping the Flames ahead for the rest of the period. 1-0 at th end of 1.

The floodgates opened in the second as somehow the Flames started scoring on the powerplay. Nothing really change other than some hard work. Same point shot, same down low game. Albeit Colorado wasn’t playing their best, but hey, we’ll take it. 3 goals from Hamrlik, Lombardi, and Phanuef made it a 4-0 game.

Fast forward to the third and the Flames found themselves down 2 men. The obvious happened and Miikka’s shut out was snapped. The Flames didn’t let up and five minutes later Tanguay scored (wow, he actually shot the puck) to make it a 5-1 game. Colorado would later get 1 more but that was as close as they’d get.

Great forecheck all night long, the lines were clicking cause they were moving their feet. The Dome wasn’t full (if you don’t want to go to the game cause you’re cold then send them to me,) but the Flames were still energetic sensing the urgency to win this game.

Ice Chips: Props to MCcarty, not sure why he didn’t pound Laperierre when he had him tangled up, ended up taking a few shots. Nice to see Ritchie getting some good ice time too, he has wheels at least….Anybody catch the elbow against Friesen in the 1st period that blanked him out. Anyways, next up, Columbus comes to town. Another easy win we need to take.