Well the game started out just awful. Adam Pardy did all he could to ensure the Flames lost this game. Two pucks went off of him and past Kipper, resulting in four straight goals by Montreal and Kipper being pulled for the second time in three starts. However after Henrik Karlsson went in the Flames roared back, scoring four straight, and for the first time in months I actually cheered at a Flames game. Trust me, it’s been a long time. But then it was kind of funny, because the Flames tied it up with so much time remaining (like 13 minutes) they didn’t know what to do the rest of the game, so they just played to get to overtime. Which was too bad because Montreal was on their heels, and you knew they would regroup if given enough time.
But the positive is this… I can’t remember the last time – if ever – I’ve seen both goalies pulled in a game, that’s just bizarre. And I won’t mention that it was Adam Pardy’s pinch in OT that lead to the Habs’ game winner. Pardy is a high-risk/high-reward kinda defencemen, but without much reward. That wasn’t really positive, was it?
Anyway, I’ve updated the current line combinations now that the lines have once again been shuffled up and Michael Backlund is back baby!