A day after the NHL trade deadline where Calgary picked up a depth D man in Brett Carson and a depth fourth liner in Fredrik Modin, the Flames faced St Louis for the second in a mini home to home series. The Blues had four changes and you had the sense Calgary had the edge.
Lately I’ve been vocally critical of the top line of Tanguay-Morrison-Iginla. They’ve been absent in the recent losing streak, Iginla coming in hadn’t scored in six games.
That all changed in a big way. Although the game started much like it was played two nights ago in Calgary–a see-saw battle, it eventually opened up in favour of the FLames.
Six goals, SIX baby.
4 points by Jarome Iginla, two goals two assits. Tanguay a three point night, Morrison two assits. That’s a good night for the top line I would think.
Sixth shut-out, and back to back, for Miikka Kiprusoff. (Night off tomorrow we hope.) He deserved it too because St Louis had plenty of opportunity to score but out of nowhere Kipper flashes the leather to deny the Blues.
All around a great game by the Flames. They were bailed out early when they were caught flat footed, but eventually popped the momentum bubble in the third with their 5 goals. Only thing we’d like to see is a more potent PP early (they did get two PP goals but by then the Blues were out of it.)
Notes: No rest, off to Chicago tomorrow night. NHL apparently has ‘exclusive rights’ to the first period. Weird, never heard of something like this. Chicago has one game in hand and are one point behind of the Flames who sit in the 5th spot.