In a 4-3OT loss last night, the Calgary Flames managed to challenge their counterparts and earned a point against them. Their efforts were well recognized as they out played their opponents most of the game, firing 32 shots at Ty Conklin to an extent that Babcock had to reshuffle his lines after the 1st. Alas, the Detroit Red Wings would not have it any other way but, it was Curtis McElhinney who looked much better than his opponent stopping a total of 35 shots. After two hard hitting and grinding back to back road games, the Flames get a days rest and home ice advantage – a good break for them as they host the Florida Panthers on Friday, December 12th.
The Florida Panthers rank tenth in the Eastern conference and are 12-12-3 with a total of 27 points. Concurrently, they are 6-8-1 when playing away from home and since their penalty killing record is approximately 82.64%, it will be an opportunity for the Flames to capitalize and gain momentum. On an optimistic note, the Flames rank 5th in the western conference and have won 9-4-1 on home ice.
This game will be televised tomorrow on SNET-W (HD) at 7.00 pm. A play by play summary will be hosted by Peter Mahar and his color commentator on the Fan 960.