Mason Raymond had is third career hat trick in only his second game as a Flame to lift the Flames to a 5-2 win over the Oilers. Calgary came out flying in the first five minutes, but were non-existent for the 35 minutes after that. Luckily Karri Ramo had a great game to hold Calgary in it, and the Flames were able to come out in the third much stronger than Edmonton and score three.
The thing is, there are only a handful of teams you can not play 60 minutes against and still have a chance to win. Vancouver showed that in game one. If we were playing against 27 other teams, 25 minutes of solid play wouldn’t have been enough.
And what’s with Rogers starting the game 12 minutes into the first period? Don’t they know that people PVR sports games? Don’t they care about those of us who like to watch a hockey game commercial and inane banter free? And doesn’t Louie DeBrusk look just like Kelly Hrudey? Wasn’t it surreal to have them on the same broadcast? Actually, come to think of it, you never did see them together. Cripes, they even sound the same.