The Flames were never really in this game. Come to think of it, they are never really in games in Chicago. It doesn’t help that the Flames were shorthanded for 30 minutes.
The highlights of the game were provided by Cory Sarich who layed out a couple of Hawks with big hits. Speaking of which Rene Bourque was kicked out of the game for clobbering Brent Seabrook, it’s Seabrook’s third big hit to the head in three years. We’ll wait and see what happens to Bourque.
Chicago media reported Seabrook lay “on the ice for several minutes” so I went back to check. I counted 14 seconds, nice work mainstream media.