I was just thinking how they Flames have been pretty lucky thus far in regards to injuries. Now after a couple rough games Calgary is without Raymond, Colbourne, Backlund and (finally) Stajan.
WHat this means is an opportunity for some of the even younger kids. This was the first NHL game for Michael Ferland and Markus Granlund. Both guys looked great, or at least as great as you can look on the Calgary Flames team. Ferland took an unfortunate elbow in the jaw in the second and didn’t come back in the third to finish his first game.
This game was also another opportunity for Devon Seteguchi, and you’ve got to believe that he’s getting close to the end of these chances. If it wasn’t for the injuries he’d still be sitting.
Also this was the first game a goalie has started two games in a row. But Hiller has been great so far this year, so it’s probably time to start playing whomever is playing best. Hiller played good, but the win has to go to the play of Johnny Goudreau and the rest of the Flames forwards who scored three quick goals to beat Nashville for the second time this season.