Halloween Spooktacular


The Detroit Red Wings are in town tonight to face the Flames for the
first time this season. One-time Flames winger Todd Bertuzzi will make
his return to the Saddledome. The game will be aired on CBC at 8pm as
part of a Halloween triple-header.

Fans will definitely be dressed up, and there's sure to be many of the
perennial favourites like pirates, princesses, referees, ghosts and
goblins. But the 2 big questions are: how many Balloon Boys will we
see in the stands; and will anyone actually dress up as a pig.

Dress-up fun aside, this promises to be a good game. Both teams are
looking to get back to their winning ways after the Red Wings lost in
Edmonton and the Flames lost to Colorado earlier this week. Games
between the Flames and Wings tend to be unpredictable, physical and
exciting. I already predicted a 4-3 Flames win on Twitter so I'll be
held to this by my followers for sure.

Making his return to the Flames lineup is Dustin Boyd who has been in
bed all week with flu-like symptoms. Nobody will be happier than Eric
Nystrom who will be able to play with his roommate and buddy again.
The implication for Flames fans is that Nystrom will probably score a

Here are the reported line-ups for the Flames:


And guess what?! Kipper will be in net!

Whatever your plans are, have a safe and Happy Halloween.

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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