Yup, you read that right. Flames 9 – Avs 1. Nine! And this game had no shortage of story-lines if you’re a Flames fan.
- Olli Jokinen had four points before leaving the game with a knee injury – in the first period! It’s the first time a Flame has had four points in a period in twenty years.
- Curtis Glenncrossbar had two goals and only one crossbar!
- This game was tied for all of 18 seconds, when Moss opened the scoring. David Moss had four points in the game.
- Calgary’s second line (Crossbar, Jokinen, Moss) had nine first-period points en route to an 11-point night.
- The Flames should have had ten, and they had a goal called off. The reason? “There is no official review on the play. The Calgary player’s skate hit the goalies pad causing him not to be able to play his position,” said an on-ice official.
- Jackman was injured after preventing an icing. It has only been called a lower-body injury.
- With the win, the Calgary moves back into eighth in the West. Although the Flames have played more games than anyone else in the conference
- There were more goalie pulls than I’ve ever seen in one game (after seeing both goalies pulled in a game earlier this year). Peter Budaj was pulled after allowing two goals, Craig Anderson came on in relief and finished the first period. However Budaj started the second, but was pulled again in the third! Kiprusoff was pulled in the third when the Flames were up by seven.
- Iginla looked rather quiet all night, but still had two goals.
- Tanguay returned from his neck injury to score a goal.
- Peter Forsburg didn’t play, because he retired (again) earlier in the day.
- The Flames were actually outscored in the second period, 1-0.
Philippe Dupuis had a five minute kneeing penalty and a game misconduct for the knee on Jokinen.
- Stajan even scored a goal! Bourque did not, although he had a couple points.
- Tim Jackman and Nik Hagman were tied for a team-worst even-rating in the game. And Jackman had a goal called back and was injured after getting just six minutes of icetime. Poor Hags.
- The only Flame who was selected an NHL star of the night was Glenn Crossbar (1GH – 2A). Jokinen and Moss’s four points each apparently not as good as Ray Whitney’s two.
Don’t you wish all games had that many events in them? Unless of coarse you’re on the losing end of it, then that would be horrible.