Come Back Kids: Calgary 6 – Colorado 5

Come Back Kids: Calgary 6 – Colorado 5

After an uneventful first period that saw the Calgary Flames control most of the play, the goals started to come fast and furious. 11 goals in total, with Colorado taking the second, and Calgary closing it out with a commanding third period of play. Why did the Flames win?

  • Let’s start things off with Sam Bennett. Snake bit all year, he’s finding ways to contribute. After Jankowski got his bell rung with a huge open ice hit, Bennett dropped the mitts and responded. That fired the team up after going down 4-1 into the third.
  • A quick PPG in the opening minute of the third by Lindholm started the comeback parade.
  • The second line lead by Backlund and Tkachuck (3 assists) held the top line in the league vs Colorado to a -3 on the night. A solid performance from the second line.
  • The captain lead the way with the GWG and 3 points on the night playing 27 minutes in every situation.
  • The lines were shuffled in the third and the players seemed to have responded. Peters certainly doesn’t like to stick with a broken plan for long….

To put up three wins in a row, and against increasingly tougher competition, speaks well for this team that just a week ago got blown out at home 9-1. If they can figure out their goaltending, Mike Smith had a terrible outing, they might go on a bit of a run. Kind of like weed stocks, just hopefully with less volatility.

One thought on “Come Back Kids: Calgary 6 – Colorado 5

  1. The comeback performance was awesome. Although untimely whistle blowing has been somewhat disconcerting, serious discussions are fast becoming integral.
    1. Overall, Mark Jankowski’s open ice hit slapped fans on the the face. Hope there are no serious injuries induced.
    2. Sam Bennett was the net worth performer of the night having changed the pace of the game. He continues to initiate, instigate and inspire.
    2. The power play has been working exceptionally of late. Elias Lindholm is sensational. Along with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, this line continues to thrill.
    3. The M-line has been working rock solid too – be it Backlund, Frolik or Tkachuk. The M’s are fantastic.
    4. Lest we forget, the Captain. What a game winning goal! Aye aye sir, You are inspirational.
    While the names of all the players cannot be mentioned herein, the Flames are looking like a team die hard fans have craved to witness. From the top line to the fourth line – from the offense to the defense, truly, we have an exceptional team. Congratulations boys for your hard work; and thank you for a solid performance. The two points were mighty too sweet after Halloween. Thank you coach Bill Peters.

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