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12-07-2008, 08:04 PM
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This period was interesting. The Flames played well, had good offensive pressure, but were unable to generate any shots on net until 13:31. And that shot was a beauty that was almost a goal as Aucoin rang one off the crossbar. Certainly the Rangers were playing a stifling defensive game, but the Flames really really need to get more shots on net.

The power play unit was again substandard, and I'm being quite charitable in that description. They couldn't get set up, gain the zone or even get a single shot on net in either of there extra man advantages. Not only that but the PP units gave up three solid short handed chances to the Rangers, and Miikka was the only reason the Rangers have been held off the board. The PK unit was solid, if a bit scrambley. They did get some excellent dump shots and pressured the Rangers PP unit, but there was more than a few heart stopping moments, especially on our second PK. Miikka's post, then all five of the Flames collapsed into the net to keep it out.

Miikka has been absolute perfection so far. Outstanding rebound control, picture perfect positioning, and basically being 12 feet tall, and just as wide. Glencross again shows his worth as he made a brilliant defensive play to get the puck up the ice, which is the reason the Flames had such a perfect set up for the only goal of the first and second periods. Conroy too, has been great out there. Nice to see him finally getting his head in the game. Warren Peters has been solid and I like his crashing style of play. Iggy of course with the magic hands gets the goal for the Flames, but a measure of credit also goes to Cammy for his inspired pass to The Iggmeister.

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