Say it with me, TIM the “DESTROYER” JACKMAN!
There was a time when the Flames could be down a goal or two and you knew all hope was lost. Nowadays, the Flames stick to the plan and can generally pull wins out of the hat. Granted, they are supposed to beat teams like Ottawa (would be nice if they could’ve done the same to say NYI) but a win is a win, and in the hotly contested NW division race every single win from here on in will mean the difference between post-season and early golf.
Leading the way for the Flames were some unusual heroes.
Tim Jackman with two goals and Anton Babchuk with 3 points including six blocked shots. Yes, you could say the Flames are getting contributions from everybody. A night where the top line didn’t have to produce in order to win. A definite necesssity for a playoff bound team.
Special teams also deserve a mention. They were on fire tonite, controlling the play and scoring three times.
Calgary has a tougher test Friday and Saturday as Anaheim comes to town and Vancouver on Sat. Do you think they can pull it off? I would be happy with one win out of the two.
Notes: Reports that Alex Tanguay is out indefinitely with a concussion may have been premature. He has a neck strain and is day-to-day. A far cry from the ‘indefinite’ this afternoon. That’s great for the Flames given he’s second in scoring.