Flames 3 – Blues 1

29 Oct

For the first time this year, the Flames score first AND win in the same game. Unfortunately I missed the first two periods because there was some sort of baseball game on and Sportsnet felt like that took priority over the Calgary / St. Louis game.

The one problem with PVRs is that if programming changes, you don’t know about it until you go back to watch whatever it was you’ve recorded. It happens once or twice a year.

It’s nice to know that when the team isn’t at their best, Kipper can still steal a game (or two) for the team.

  1. Zzzzzzz

    October 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Kipper is the best, good to see he is in fine form this year, b/c we can’t afford any gimmies this year.

    Also great to see Horak getting a chance and excelling. I started thinking last year, it would sure be nice if a Krecji (BOS) or Nik Backstrom (WASH) type playmaker could emerge from one of our drafts (or the Rangers har har) and take over as a top centre. Not that Horak is anywhere near being a top line centre, but it’s really encouraging to see young guys get a chance on this team and succeed. I doubt Horak would still be here if Darryl was running the show. Would be nice to see a couple of young guys every year get that chance. WOuld also like to see what Nemisz, Byron and Bancks get a shot this year too.

    Stajan hasn’t been that bad so far this year, but it looks like the only way he will ever get back in is a rash of injuries to other forwards. So all we have to show for the Phaneuf panic trade now is: Stajan, Hagman, Babchuck (via White trade) and Paul Byron (via Kotalik dump). Three healthy scratches and an minor league prospect. Ouch.