When was the last time the Flames scored seven? I don’t have the stats but it’s been a long while. Calgary’s not known for scoring goals, let alone 7, but tonight they did it. The game’s final score looked closer than it really was. For the Flames’ part they put together a convincing win, ignoring a few minutes here and there, lead by the on again off again top line (this time with Brendan MOrrison on wing).

Coming off a disappointing loss on Sunday versus divisional rivals Vancouver, the team returned home to prepare for a three game homestand. Flames fans had the general idea Calgary would come out swinging in front of the home crowd, plus their every other game win schedule meant they were due.

The new top line seemed to be infused with the absence of recent deadweight Curtis Glencross, and in his place MOrrison who wasted little time making an impact assisting on the game’s opening goal scored by Iginla who potted his 8th and 9th goals.

Morrison finished the night with 4 points, Iginla with three. But the scoring wasn’t constrained to the top line. All three chipped in with much needed goals including a rare home powerplay marker from Backlund.

Defensively Calgary had obvious moments where they looked out of sorts, particularly late in the game. They had the lead by two goals, sometimes three, but Carolina crawled back, namely in the dying minute of the game. Although Calgary escaped with two points, you have to wonder how they keep squandering two goal leads in the third….

notes: Leland Irving backing up Kipper with Karlsson on the IR. Piskula continues to play for Sarich who we can only assume is waiting to be traded. Glencross sat out with the flu. Up next, Colorado Thursday.