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Capitals 7 – Flames 2

31 Oct

Wow.

Not since the Flames – Blackhawks game have I ever seen such a monumental meltdown. The kicker is the Flames actually were leading 2-0 in the first period. No two-goal lead has ever been blown so hard, with seven unanswered goals, including two goals in 12 seconds by Ovechkin, and Cory Sarich scoring into his own net.

Not like it matters at all, but the officiating in this game was horrendous. Iginla gets tripped in front of the net and it’s called goaltender interference. Tanguay gets called for hooking while attempting a one-handed stick check. Once the game was out of hand the refs wouldn’t call anything against the Flames – which is when they deserved the penalties the most. I guess the refs felt sorry for them by that point.

And I know that I say this after every late-night CBC game, but Kevin Weeks is THE WORST colour guy I’ve ever had the misfortune of listening too. The ONLY thing worse than listening to his comments (which must be describing another game because they aren’t even close to relevant to what’s going on in front of him) is the brutal play-by-play call of Mark Lee. These two make Peter Loubardias (Sportsnet) sound melodic and Glenn Healy (TSN/CBC/unemployed) seem nothing short of genius.

 

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