Calgary came out and scored a quick 4 goals chasing starting goalie Martin Brodeur. IN true Flames fashion reminiscent of the Ottawa game last week, they had extended periods where they turned off the pressure to give NJ life.
Thankfully the top line was just that, #1. In games they don’t perform expect the Flames to lose. Tonight they showed up in true fashion, and along with some help from the defencemen, managed to find the net six times.
Jarome Iginla lead the way with a Gordie Howe hat-trick scoring once, assisting twice, and getting into a quick scrap. Glencross for his part had 4 points and leads the team with 18 goals.
Calgary had under 20 shots on goal, a tell tale sign that everything isn’t as rosey as it may appear. With a vast number of injuries the Flames need to find some solutions to their forward ranks, namely scoring beyond the top line.
The defence have seldom contributed to the scoring sheet but tonight they combined for three goals. Brodie, Bouwmeester, and surprisingly Sarich all had tallies.
Ducks are in town Thursday, the Flames could help their cause in their pseudo playoff push with a win.