Flames Deliver Shut Out Performance

There’s one good thing about the recent snow dump in Calgary–it feels like hockey. Cold, snow, ice, that’s what old-man winter brought over a month into Spring. Cold, stone-wall performance is what Miika Kirpusoff and the rest of the Flames delivered to the SJ Sharks at home in the Dome. Kipper made made 21 saves as Calgary once again kept the Sharks shot total below 25 for the second game in the row.

New Look On Lines Produces

Owen Nolan and Daymond Langkow scored, and the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 on Sunday night to force a Game 7. Calgary held San Jose to 5 and 7 shots in the first and third period respectively providing few scoring chances for the visitors. A brief penalty killing spell in the second gave the Sharks the edge but effective penalty killers Lombardi and Yelle whethered the storm.

The usual suspects of Tanguay and Huselius didn’t contribute in goals but were part of both goals. Even though neither player has contributed effectively in the series goalwise, tonight both were mixing it up, hitting, and creating chances–something you couldn’t say earlier. The good news is there’s still more room to perform.

Defensively Calgary took a page from the Sharks and dressed seven defencemen with Jim Vandermeer playing in the spot of Godard. The move proved worthy as Calgary created an effective forth line with Primeau_Nystrom-Moss. Vandermeer also spent time on the point on the PP.

A perfect game–there I said it. Calgary put in their best performance and could potentially wrap thins up Tuesday with a similar or even better effort. Now’s the time for prefect hockey–to peak. Now it’s back to San Jose for the decisive seventh game. Get your party on.