Calgary Flames trump LA Kings in the shootout


Calgary Flames Blake Comeau shoots on Los Angeles Kings Jonathan Quick

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

It was one of the sleepiest games you’ll ever watch, and in the end the Calgary Flames found the back of the net more than the LA Kings did in the shootout. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped two LA shooters and Olli Jokinen and Mike Cammalleri both scored to give the Flames the shootout win.

Kings captain Dustin Brown opened the scoring 3:28 into the first period when he found a bouncing puck on his stick right in the slot. He wasted no time firing the puck past Miikka Kiprusoff’s stick to put his team up 1-0.

Not to be outdone, Jarome Iginla evened the score with an absolute rocket from the side boards midway through the 2nd period. It was Iggy’s 502nd NHL goal and it was a ripper.

A good indication of the excitement of the game was indicated on Twitter again. Instead of really keying in on the magnificent play of our Calgary Flames, fans chose to focus on that stupid Panago pizza commercial and the Telus guy “with both eyes”. Yes, it was one of the more memorable moments in my Calgary Flames fan history.

All sleepiness and joking aside, the win was a big one for the Flames who have 3 points in the first two games of their three-game road trip and are now only 2 points behind 8th place Colorado in the Western Conference playoff race.

The road trip concludes on Saturday night in Edmonton.

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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.

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