Tonight the Calgary Flames play host to the Dallas Stars at the Pengrowth Saddledome. Both Jarome Iginla and Daymond Langkow will be honored before the game for both playing their 1000th NHL game while on the road trip.
This is a big game for the boys in red as the Stars have closed to within 3 points of the Flames in the race for the playoffs. From here on out every game is a must win game, and with the Canucks faltering on their extended road trip the Flames could crawl back into the race for the division with a small winning streak!
The defence will play better tonight, since they can't possibly play much worse than they did in Ottawa. I suspect Kiprusoff will start in goal for Calgary (duh) and it will be interesting to see who gets the call for Dallas. My best guess would be Turco in an effort to showcase him for a possible trade. If Lehtonen starts then I would think the Stars have a deal in place for Marty.
The rumors are saying that the Flames and Flyers are having talks. Saying that every team talks to everyone all the time, but it would be interesting to see if the Flames make yet another play for Simon Gagne. aka. Olli Jokinen V2.0
Side question for you all. Given that Miikka Kiprusoff is terrible in the shootout (less than 50% in the shootout is brutal) Would you give any consideration to putting Curtis Mcelhinney in net for a shootout? My personal opinion is it would be incredibly ballsy move but when every point matters I may give it a shot.
Have a good one!
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Written by Shane Hoopfer
Die hard Flames fan since 1980, and a closet baseball junkie. Also a big Dolphins, and Stampeders fan!