Boy the officiating had been sticking it to the Flames this afternoon. Not in the calls against the Flames except perhaps the phantom holding the stick call in OT, but on a couple non calls one should have been boarding and Briere should have been nailed for diving when Dave ‘The Hammer’ Schultz errr Nik Hagman clipped him for an interference call and Daniel went down like he was shot.
Fortunately for Calgary the ‘Sean Avery Rule’ was called correctly as during the Flyers PP in OT Chris Pronger was clearly placing his hand in front of Kiprusoff’s face, resulting in a goal in OT that was immediately waved off and Pronger was given the gate for Unsportsmanlike Conduct.
Rene Bourque potted the eventual shootout winner and the Flames came out of Philadelphia with a desperately needed 3-2 win.
First off Flyers fans are awesome! Packed house today with a ton of energy. Hats off to you guys and girls in Philly!
Miikka Kiprusoff was stellar in this game making a few five star saves especially in OT.
Anton Babchuk didn’t do anything offensively but had his best game by far in his own end. Hopefully he is now getting comfortable in the Flames system.
I’m glad that the Flames coaching staff read my blogs and decided to give Mikael Backlund a shot on the top line. He played well as did the whole line.
Curtis Glencross’ shorthanded goal in the second period was the 10,000th goal in Flames franchise history. (Atlanta and Calgary)
The Philadelphia Flyers are a very good team and should be taken very seriously as Stanley Cup contenders. I like their goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky not the best goaltender I’ve ever seen but a big kid who fits well with the Flyers system. He’s got a great shot at the Calder Trophy.
Back at it tomorrow for the Flames against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 10:30am MST start time.
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!