The Flames won their previous game and Columbus lost their last tilt against Edmonton on March 2nd.
According to Rob Kerr's blog, Miikka Kiprusoff will start for the Flames. Tanguay should be back in the line-up, and Conroy appears to be a game-time decision, though don't be suprised if he sits this one out.
All eyes will be on Iginla as he seeks to break the all-time goal scoring record for the Flames franchise. He is currently tied for first with Theoren Fleury with 364. Iginla has scored a goal in each of the games against Columbus this season.
I called it in the thread a while back and I'm calling it again tonight: David Hale will score his 1st NHL goal tonight. Book it.
A much needed win tonight, and let's keep our fingers crossed that COL/VAN is decided in regulation.
Looks like we're healthy. Tanguay is back, Conroy is only out for a few games (if that from all reports) and Moss is coming back. I want us to pound the snot out of them and win 8-0. Iggy with a hatrick to blow by Theo and get closer to 50, a Kipper shutout and Hale's first goal. The perfect storm tonight.
I'm not sure how this game will play out since the Blue Jackets seem kind of schizophrenic. Still, my instincts tell me this'll be a Flames.
I may not have internet or cable at home in my new place but still hoping I'm not disappointed.
Go Flames Go!
kind of? We're all over the place bro. You'll either shut us out, or Nash and Zerdev will score 3 or 4 between the two. I have no idea which Blue Jackets are going to show up on any given night, but the trend since the ASG has been strong play on the road(4-2-1 over the last 7 road games) and terrible at home. Leclaire is relatively consistent, so I don't expect a terribly high scoring affair given the styles of the teams and the level of net minding between Kipper and Pascal.
I am really rooting for an inspired effort tonight. Good news on the injury front. It'll be nice to have Tanguay back. I hope Boyd stays in an offensive role. Anyways it would do me right to see the Flames take this one down and the Wild lose tonight.