Game 29: Flames @ Red Wings - 5:30pm MT - TSN (HD) & the Fan 960
(16-11-1, 33 pts)
(18-4-4, 40 pts)
Accordingly, the Flames skipped the morning skate in favour of a few more hours of shut-eye. It's a good thing Calgary won the first two games of its four-game excursion because the odds are stacked against the Flames returning home with anything better than a .500 record on the trip.
Ty Conklin makes his second straight start between the pipes for the Wings while the absence of a game-day skate the identity of the Calgary starter a bit of a mystery. This might seem like an opportune moment to slide in backup Curtis McElhinney, but it seems that for every five such opportunities, Miikka Kiprusoff gets another starting assignment four times.
Well I hope a guaranteed loss can turn to a win! I am hoping they can pull it off to make a .750 road trip against some great teams. Early start though for us out on the west coast, odd to have the game finish when it normally starts.
Wow, McElhinney to play against Detroit.... hmm I dont know how I feel about that but if he can pull it off then that is one hell of a confidence booster. Maybe the team will play even better when they know Kipper wont be there to catch a few of the silly mees ups the Flames will give up.