Battle of Alberta v 2.0

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How lucky are we?!! Two Alberta battles in 5 days!

The Flames will head down the road to Edmonton again tonight to face their provincial rivals at Rexall Place. The Flames are riding a 3 game win streak while the Oilers are 1-1 to start the season. This is the first time that the Flames have won 3 straight games to start the season since the 1993-1994 1994 season. A win tonight will tie the 1993-1994 record of 4 wins to start the season.

About tonight’s game, we know this so far: Kipper and Khabibulin will start in net; Staios is out; Smid is in and will skate with Souray. Oh… and there will be fights.

Here’s some stats about the Flames players that you may find either interesting or shocking.
Jokinen – has not shot on net yet this year
Iginla – 11 shots, 1 goal and -2 rating
Moss – scored game winner last game vs Oilers
Prust – 1/3 of the newest, most popular Flames line: Prustrom
Nystrom – 100% shot percentage. +5 rating. Prustrom
Sjostrom – Also 1/3 of the newest, most popular Flames line: Prustrom
Pardy – 1 goal, 3 points. +5 rating
Kronwall – 1st NHL goal was game winner vs. Montreal
Phaneuf – 3 points. -4 rating.
Regehr – has a -5 rating… worst in the NHL
Bouwmeester – 2 pts, 27:51 avg ice time, 3rd in NHL
Bourque – 3 pts, -2 rating. I almost chose him in my pool. Took Crosby instead
Kiprusoff – 3 wins, 3.00 GAA, 9.15 save %, 97 saves (2nd in NHL)

The game starts at 7:30. For TV listings, I choose C of Red. You should too.

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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