With the exception of one 1:07 stretch, the Flames owned the game against a struggling Ottawa team – as they were expected to. The thing is, in the past Calgary always seemed to play to their opponent and that didn’t happen last night. Even though the powerplay looked deadly and didn’t score, even though the Sens started some 19-year-old goalie who looked unbeatable and even though they got scored on twice quickly and blew a lead, they didn’t deviate from the game plan and in the end it paid off.
But I think the real reason the Flames are winning is because Kiprusoff switched back to his old mask. That new one was cooler, but brought with it some bad voodoo.