Predatory Power Play Kills Flames

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Nashville’s Shea Webber scored on 2 consecutive 5-on-3 powerplays to give the Predators the win over the Calgary Flames in Nashville tonight.

The Flames played catch-up hockey all night after Ryan Suter and Jason Arnott both scored within 23 seconds midway through the first period to open the scoring.

Jarome Iginla scored his first of 2 goals 41 seconds later to bring the Flames back into the game. But his best efforts were not enough. Just when Calgary seemed to be getting some momentum, someone would take a stupid penalty to give Nashville another chance to increase their lead.

Roman Hamrlik had a horrible game for the Flames and couldn’t seem to get anything going all night. He gave up a couple key pucks which ended up in the back of the Flames net in the 3rd period.

Jason Arnott lead the league-leading Predators with 2 goals and 1 assist tonight.

On a positive note, the Edmonton Oilers are sucking as bad as ever. At this point I’d be surprised if they even make the playoffs!

Calgary’s next game is at home on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
NSH: Suter (7) A: Arnott
NSH: Arnott (23) A: Dumont
CGY: Iginla (32) A: Conroy, Regehr

2nd Period
NSH: Abid (1) A: Fiddler, Tootoo
CGY: Iginla (33) A: Huselius, Langkow
NSH: Weber (14) unassisted

3rd Period
NSH: Weber (15) A: Timonen, Kariya
CGY: Friesen (4) A: Primeau
NSH: Arnott (24) A: Dumont, Radulov

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.


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