This was not a night for the goalies to remember. 13 goals total were scored between both teams. The Calgary Flames sought to snap a two game losing streak at home against a Nashville squad they beat to kick-start their last winning streak. Things looked very good in the first period as the Flames got off to a quick start courtesy of Tuesday’s scapegoat Craig Conroy who scored the first short-handed goal for the team. This was later followed by Bourque’s third, Conroy again, and Corey Sarich for his first. Four goals in period one and everyone was thinking rout.
5-0 to start the second as Jarome Iginla got into the fray. Too early for fans to leave, and good thing they didn’t because a comeback was on the way including way more goals. After some shotty penalty calls the Nashville squad capitalized on Phaneuf’s unsportsmanlike penalties to score three straight. Not to be outdone, Daymond Langkow scored to put the Flames up 6-3 (he had one earlier waved off).
In the third one would think 6-3 would be enough, make that 7-3 as Iginla scored on the PP making Ellis look bad again. A four goal lead, was it enough? Hardly. Nashville responded with another three straight goals capitalizing on defensive breakdowns and another soft ref call (penalty shot awarded to Fiddler). With 20 seconds left the Preds drew within one but luckily that was as close as they’d get. Who would have thought seven goals, penalty shot, fights, shorthanded goals, pretty much everything, would be needed for the Flames to take home two points.
Notes: Iginla had a four point night. Bertuzzi, Conroy contributed with three of their own.