The 1st line remembered what happened a week ago and decided to take matters into their own hands. Jarome Iginla had a 4 point night taking in 2 assists and 2 goals to lead the Flames to a comfortable 5-2 victory of the Wild.
Tanguay got the ball rolling after scoring a top shelf goal off a break-away that started from a nifty pass from Hamrlik. The Wild would tie it up soon after on a short-handed breakaway. But after that, the Flames and the top line took control with Iginla leading the way.
This win marked a Calgary Flames franchise record for consecutive home games. The new record is now 10 and has yet to be broken.
Thankfully the Flames never let up on the boring Wild hockey club, giving pay back for the consistent degradation of the NHL (I’m blowing it out of proportion but playing for ties just ain’t cool.)
Kiprusoff was solid when he had to be, but it was the top line that got things moving. Albeit a few bounces went the Flames’ way, i.e. Phanuef’s goal off a deflection, but winning hockey games means taking advantage of all of your opportunities.
Tomi Maki made his NHL debut and played a spirited contest on as LW on the 4th line. Nice wheels, hope he has the hands to make it to the bigs. Ri. Regehr and Goridano played together on the 3rd defensive line and were solid for the most part.