The Calgary Flames capitalized on a shaky Pekka Rinne and a tired Nashville Predator lineup by potting 6 goals en route to a 6-3 victory and their second win in a row. The Flames currently sit near the bottom of the Western Conference and fans are starting to jump on the ‘blow it all up’ wagon in droves.
If the Flames can string together a solid run maybe there’s hope, but we’ve never seen an extended Flames run in years, perhaps decades, so this short lived success will eventually come crashing down.
In the meantime, the Flames did put together a solid effort including Curtis Glencross’ team leading 12th goal to cap off his second career hat-trick. He’s the league’s bargain at 2 million / season.
Mikka kiprusoff had a quiet and average night, but he wasn’t needed despite letting in 3 goals. The offence potted six lead by the second line with Matt Stajan, Glencross, and Stempniak.
If the Flames continue to find scoring throughout three lines, like they did tonight (with a quiet ‘top line’) they’ll certainly compete every night. Whether they’ll have an offensive explosion for six goals, unlikely, but they’ll have a chance….