Sweet sweet revenge! This may very well be my favorite win of the season so far. Everyone showed up and did their part. What a game by Glencross and Giordano. Too bad Langkow couldn't complete the hat trick, but a solid game from him too. Kiprusoff with some HUGE saves.
Glencross-Lombardi-Moss line was money. They were great down low (well, so was the team)
Kipper didn't need to work as hard because the defence was good tonight, but came out to play when the chance came. That's what I like about him, he will be good when it really matters.
Overall, the team played well and did all the little things right. This is how we need to play EVERY night. Just keep skating and we can beat any team in the league. We have the right amount of talent, physicality, speed and smarts to be the best team.
so funny, i was going to make the EXACT same poll.. *hi5*
anyways, i chose the third line for tonights mvp as it seemed they never stopped moving and were always controlling the play. individually though i'd have to give it glencross. he put on an amazing display of his puck pressure, backcheck and playmaking abilities. now PLEASE KEENAN, keep these boys together..
amazing all around game besides our re-occurring case of the sloppy seconds..
A return to the patient and disciplined play that made the first period such a Flames period. They were much better in the neutral zone again and they stood up very well at the blueline. They were also back to the smart quick passes and good offensive zone possession. Very quick on the cycle and sustained pressure was rewarded with yet another goal for the Flames. This was just a very hard worked, solid grider type of period by the Flames. Everyone was very good this period again and left me no one to gripe about.
The penalty kill was a one man show as Miikka simply stood on his ear and denied everything that came his way. Well ok, I have to give Boyd credit on his near shortie. I absolutely love how good our pk has been this season. They not only deny the opposition time and space, they also manage to generate a ton of offense. There were no power plays for the Falmes, and I for one am glad of it. I would rather start declining penalties with or PP special unit. Special as in short bus special.
Glencross was a beast that period. He did everything. Shot, hit, passed, walked on water. He was simply amazing. I also have much love for Moss. But, that is nothing new as he just continues to improve with every shift out there. And Miikka was simply stellar that period. That one play where the puck was everywhere around the Flames net but never in is a prime example I counted six blocks and five saves by Miikka himself. It was like San Jose couldn’t buy a goal.
Can the Flames swing with the big boys? I do believe they answered that question tonight. A resounding yes. Sorry that should be Yes, with a capital “Y”. They came out and dominated the Sharks for over 45 minutes of the game. If not for the penalty troubles of the second period this game would have been a complete blowout. They came ready to win and never once did they look like the game would slip away. This is the team we’ve all said existed by never showed up. “On paper”. Well now we can say “On Ice”, because the Flames are finally for real and have proven it in a most convincing manner.
Three Stars By Me
1. Daymond Langkow
2. David Moss
3. Curtis Glencross
HM: I have to give Conroy a shout. He was quietly amazing all game making super smart defensive plays and really working the puck in every area of the ice.
I gave my MVP to Kipper. The whole team was completely on top of it and if I could of chosen the whole team I would of... but when the Sharks had some spark in them in the 2nd, Kipper made some big saves that most definitely kept the Flames in the game. If the Sharks would of come one goal away from a tie, that would of just completely stunned the Flames and would of given them enough energy to tie it. But no! was the answer from Kipper.
Bert, Glencross, Borque and Langkow looked amazing out there also. Too bad for Phaneufs and Iggy stats though, they are having some dry moments. Every time Iggy went on a rush, he hugged the boards and all the Sharks had to do was put a body in front of him and he was done. But credit to Iggy, he kept on coming back over and over again.
Unfortunately I had to watch this as a Sharks feed on TV and man of man do I hate the Sharks commentators, so freaking annoying. Whine and while over and over again... idiots.
Way to go boys! What a game and that sure does make up for the pounding they got in San Jose. The first period was pretty much as perfect as you can get in a game. Just completely dominated. All 6 d-man were great tonight, but have to give props to Giordano and Pardy. Both were outstanding all game long. 2nd and 3rd lines were awesome as well. Cycled well and offensively chipped in 4 of the 5 goals. Thought the first line struggled a bit, but the other lines picked it up. Definetly not the strongest of games from Iggy and Cammalleri, but with the depth we currently have they weren't needed. I love Glencross. What a pickup.
Big statement game from the flames and it sure is nice to beat the Sharks.
I only caught the last period of the game but man this win feels so damn good.
I loved what saw from Glencross , Lombardi and Moss tonight.This line has a lot of chemistry and i hope Keenan keeps this line together.Its just too bad i missed the first period,I heard it was complete domination by the flames.
What a game!!! Wow great job team. I am glad it was 5-2 even though I thought my 4-2 prediction would stick lol. Seriously though the Flames are starting to turn heads and I am excited about this team and the way they play.
Thanks KEvin Lowe for being too ****** to sign Glencross. I think I will get a #20 Jersey as he is my favourite player the way he always works hard, shows up and is his own worst critic to work even harder. Great pick up...
That had to be the best game I've been to this season. The Flames took it to the Sharks in the first. They just imposed their will on them and those Sharks just ran then around. I think they underestimated the Flames.
Great game guys, I am an Oiler fan BUT my 8 year old son loves Calgary (can you believe that) so I have no chioce but to cheer for you guys now, unless you play the Oil. That was a fantastic game all around for calgary.