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Predictions for the next few games

14 Mar

I’m going to miss the next five games, which means two things. I’ve got a lot of PVR to catch up on when I get back, and… prediction time!

  • Fri, Mar 15 vs. Predators – Calgary wins 3-1. Flames have just a shred of confidence at home. They manage a win and rumblings start… it’s not over. Calgary wins 6-3
  • Mon, Mar 18 @ Stars – Flames lose to the Stars 4-2. So much for hope. Stars win 4-3
  • Thu, Mar 21 @ Predators – Calgary loses their second in a row. This one is worse, let’s say 4-1. Nashville wins 5-3
  • Fri, Mar 22 @ Blue Jackets – The Flames stop the bleeding a little bit with a win against a streaking Columbus team. 4-3 in the shootout. Yeah that’s right, the Flames win a shootout game! Columbus wins 5-1
  • Sun, Mar 24 vs. Blues – Calgary loses to St. Louis in style, 5-0. Bad performance all around. Kipper is pulled after letting in 3 in the first period. Joey Mac comes in and lets in 2 in the second. Calgary wins 3-2

So there you have it, over the next 5 games the Flames will go 2-3 and still be in last place when I get back.

So I went 3-2, which is slightly better than the Flames record of 2-3 over the same time frame. 

 

Flames 5 – Red Wings 2

14 Mar

Call me cynical, but I’m not impressed. Why? Because Jonas Gustavsson was brutal for the Wings. Calgary had 5 goals on 22 shots. Also because Calgary is going to have to win three in a row to make up for the three in a row they dropped in California.

Calgary had goal-scoring from the third line of Glencross, Stepniak and Stajan, as well as from Jay Bouwmeester who’s performing himself right into a trade (let’s hope). Roman Cervenka was scratched, presumably because he was tired and not because of his poor play as of late. Kiprusoff had a great bounce-back game after his couple bad performances during the last road trip.

Detroit had five shots and a goal before the Flames could even muster a shot, but when they did it when in. As did another a few shots later. Good thing for us Jimmy Howard fell ill earlier in the day!

 
 
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