After 61 minutes of scoreless hockey, Blair Jones scored his first goal in a Flames uniform to give Calgary the 1-0 overtime win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks tonight. The win extends the Flames home win streak to 8 games.
Jones capitalized on a rebound and chipped a backhander over Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller to seal the win.
As usual, Miikka Kiprusoff stood on his head to help the Flames get the win. Kipper came up with many big saves in the game, including a huge one on Ducks captain, Ryan Getzlaf, as time wound down in the 3rd period. In total, Miikka stopped a total of 23 goals to record his 3rd shutout of the season.
What else… what else…
Oh! There was a blockbuster trade tonight. In case you didn’t hear about it, The Calgary flames acquired goaltending prospect Karri Ramo and a 5th round pick in the 2012 in exchange for Patrick Holland and a 2nd pick in the 2013. Also included in the deal were Rene Bourque, going to the Habs, and Mike Cammalleri, who is coming back to the Flames. The trade was a strange one. In addition to it happening while Ramo was sound asleep in his bed in Omsk, Russia, the trade was finalized during the 2nd intermission of the Habs-Bruins game, so Cammalleri ended up being traded in the middle of a game.
The only thing that would have made the trade more weird would have been to see a Cammalleri traded to the Bruins… and to have him come out in a Bruins uniform in the 3rd period.
OK, enough of the BS. Tonight’s game was secondary to the trade stuff, and it was pretty boring actually. But the good news is that we walked out with 2 points and a very serious prospect of supporting Iggy with some primary goal scoring.