Into just over 60 minutes but the Calgary Flames found a way to cap boring night of hockey into two much-needed points. The score sat at 1-1 after regulation as the two teams struggled to find their scoring touch. Here’s the post game vignette.
- Josh Jooris opened the scoring after capitalizing off a Flyers miscue just does his penalty expired.
- Kari Ramo started his third consecutive game and looked upon as sharp as he has this season.
- Mark Giordano continues to struggle to find his game. He looks like Dennis Wideman at times on defense and hasn’t found his offensive of touch.
- Sam Bennett started to game on right wing on the top line. This might be an attempt to get Sean Monahan moving as he’s had a Jarome iginla like start to the season. Bennett hasn’t played right-wing entire hockey career. As expected you was unnoticeable until taken off late in the third period.
- Without Bennett center it was Michael Backland playing on the second line. He is strong game shutting down Philadelphia’s top line. He was also on the ice to take the defensive zone face-off which lead to the eventual overtime winner that he scored by driving to the net and having a puck bounce off his body.
- Scoring continues to be a problem for the Flames as the offensive opportunity seem to only come off Gaudreau’s stick.
Pittsburgh visits town on Saturday where the team will either take another small step forward, or face a crushing halt at the hand of Sidney Crosby.