Good thing this one wasn’t on TV because you and I would have shut it off at the end the first. Calgary went down 0-3 after 20 minutes of play, the team re-assuring their fans that lackluster playing was going to be the norm. Kiprusoff was his usual average self and penalties were causing trouble (two PP goals by Minnesota). Luckily it wasn’t on TV and we didn’t have a chance to walk away because one of the most exciting come from behind wins of recent memory took place.
The only thing to cheer about in the first was Dion’s hit and fight:
Playing over 23 minutes Jarome Iginla decided enough was enough and took the team on his back. The top line was active when Langkow was moved to C in place of Conroy. This doesn’t surprise anybody but for some reason the move has yet to be permanent. 2nd line production (in fact 2-4 as well) has been nil. Huselius gets points but most are on the PP and Conroy and Nolan have been silent.
Iginla capped the comeback as Calgary scored 3 goals in 5 minutes in the second period. Iggy finished the night with 3 points. Tanguay got his first of the season and his second later on in the third period. Langkow did double digits too with two helpers.
Aucoin and Regehr rounded out the scoring; Kirpusoff bounced back from a lazy start to backstop the Flames to a 5-3 win. Next up, Colorado in another division contest this Friday.
BTW, despite the more impressive come from behind win Calgary was still relegated to second page on TSN in favor the loser Canucks. Go figure.
Notes: Moss factored back into the line up after being hit in the head by Torres two games ago.