Flames 4 – Stars 2

16 Feb

Kinda closer that one would have expected, after the Flames dominated the first period. Dallas had a couple lucky bounces in the second to take the lead (2-1), but the Flames answered before the end of the period from an unlikely goal-scorer Tom Kostopoulos.

Western Standings

Things are pretty tight in the West

But then the goal-scorers became even more unlikely, as Cory Sarich then scored his 3rd of the season, followed by Steve Staios’ 2nd of the year. And let me tell you, a 2-goal scorer doesn’t score pretty goals. Ray Ferraro’s description of Sarich’s shot as a ‘muffin’ was quite accurate.

That moves the Flames into a 5-way tie (yes you read that correctly) for 4th place. But that’s nicer than it sounds, the Flames also remain in eighth.

  1. Zzzzzzzzz

    February 17, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Too bad the Flames gave Minny 6 easy points this year. If they kept three of those points, it would have pushed CAL into sole possesion of 4th place (even with more points that PHO) and sent MIN back into 12th. But I guess not much they can do about that now except keep winning. … I wonder if Feaster is going to shop Hagman around if he isn’t already? Or maybe he just needs 2 years to warm up like Joli Jokinen apparently did?