Gameday: Flames vs. Capitals

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The Washington Capitals (6-4-0) are in town and will face off against the Calgary Flames (6-4-0) tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This is the first time the Caps have been to town in 2 years, and they will be looking to get back into the win column, just like the Flames. Both teams lost their last games, and are hungry for a win.

The last time these two teams met was late last season in Washington. The Flames upset the home team 5-3 with five different Flames players scoring. Alex Ovechkin scored two powerplay goals in the loss.

Though Ovechkin was on a cold streak recently (zero goals in 5 games), he put one in the net on Thursday in Minnesota and has still managed to put up 10 points in 5 games. His linemate Alex Semin has scored the same number of goals (5) but is now scoreless in the last 2 games. So look for them both to come out hard tonight.

The Calgary Flames will be looking for some big contributions from Miikka Kiprusoff and their top forwards again. Miikka Kiprusoff will be ready to face an offensively potent Capitals team and he will definitely need to come up wit some big stops tonight. After a so-so performance against Colorado on Friday, the Flames top line will need to tighten up their game if they hope to beat the Capitals. I’m looking to Rene Bourque to add to his total of five goals in the last four games and extend his point streak to five games.

Puck drop is at 8pm and the game is on CBC.

Here is all the Twitter action for you to follow before and during the game:

Go Flames Go!

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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.


  • Warren Peece

    GOALTENDER INTERFERENCE? I CALL Bull$hit. The goal crease only extends to the edge of the blue paint. Iggy was clearly outside the crease when he stepped on Neuvirth ‘s stick (that was clearly outside the crease and under Igg’s skate) causing Iggy to fall backwards into the Caps goalie,

    Was that goal tender interference or was it tripping by Neuvirth?

    A Flame’s goal at that time could have made a difference to what happened in the next few minutes.

    And would some Flame fire a puck down Kevin Weekes throat to shut up the most biased CBC announcer of all time.

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