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Flames win in Vancouver while overcoming a laser

Posted 10 Jan 2010 — by admin
Category Bourque, Calgary Flames, Lundmark, Road, Vancouver Canucks, Win, shootout

Despite the fact that some idiot in Vancouver thought it would be a good idea to shine a laser in Miikka Kiprusoff’s eyes all night, the Flames won 3-2 in the shootout, regaining their lead atop the Northwest Division and proving that they are the tougher team, mentally and physically.
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Anyone who watched tonight would agree that this was one of the best games so far this NHL season. The Flames and Canucks both came out hitting, and played a very physical game to decide who would end up in 1st place in the NW division. The Canucks ended up with the short straw, after their captain gave up 3 goals in the shootout following an exciting game at GM Place. This was the first time in a long time where the Flames scored on all of their shootout opportunities, and they needed all 3 goal to secure the win.

This is a rivalry that is slowly proceeding towards “primary rival status” for the Flames. Calgary is one of the few teams in the NHL that has 2 legitimate rivals, and since the Edmonton Oilers have tanked this season, the Canucks have emerged as the primary rival for the Flames. It is well known that the Flames and Oilers had a great rivalry throughout the 1980s and 1990s, but since then the Canucks have emerged as the stronger team, they seem to be making a case to earn the distinction as the Flames’ primary rival.

Each time that the Flames or Canucks have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals (or won the cup, in the Flames case), they have played each other in the playoffs. Whether they like it or not, the Canucks and the Flames seem to be linked somehow. Their link extends to the playoffs, but it also seems to be evident in the regular season.
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Tonight, the Flames and Canucks engaged in an epic battle that included 2 fights between Brandon Prust and Rick Rypien. It was evident from the beginning that the better goaltender would win, and tonight that goaltender was Miikka Kiprusoff. Kipper stopped 19 of 21 shots in regulation and one shot in the shootout. Canucks Captain , Roberto Luongo allow 2 goals in the first 3 periods and let in all 3 shots in shootout. Jamie Lundmark scored the winner for the Flames in the shootout as well as his 2nd period goal that tied the game at 2-2.

Rene Bourque opened the scoring for the Flames 9:36 into the 1st period on a nice drive to the net. He shot the puck over Luongo’s glove hand to take the 1-0 Lead. The Canucks answered with goals from Mikael Samuelsson in the first, and Daniel Sedin in the 2nd to take a 2-1 lead into the 3rd period.

The game went back and forth in the 3rd before Prust and Rypien’s second fight of the night. Seconds after the major penalties were assesed to the 2 fighters, Lundmark slipped a sneaky shot past Luongo to tie the game at 2-2.

Both teams pressed for the winning goal but Kipper and Luongo wouldn’t let anything into the net before the Shootout. Nigel Dawes and Kyle Wellwood both scored in the first round of the shootout. Olli Jokinen scored in the 2nd round before Ryan Kesler was stopped by Kiprusoff. Mayson Raymond scored in the 3nd round of the shootout but it was all for naught as Lundmark beat Luongo to win the game for the Flames.

Calgary has played 5 games in the past 7 days, winning 3 of those games. They continue at home next week against Colorado, Pittsburgh and Nashville.

Flames re-sign Lunkmark, add Jaffrey

Posted 07 Jul 2009 — by admin
Category Contract, Jaffrey, Lundmark, Off Season

The Calgary Flames have announced the re-signing of Jamie Lundmark and have also added former Vancouver Canuck forward Jason Jaffrey.

Lundmark, who played in 27 NHL games with the Flames last season, scored 8 goals and added 8 assists. He totalled 52 points in 54 games while playing with the Flames AHL affiliate in Quad Cities last season.

Jaffrey played in 14 games for the Canucks last season, tallying 2 goals and 2 assists. He added 49 points in 56 games for the Manitoba Moose, the Canucks’ AHL team.

Look for these 2 players to contribute to the Flames 4th line in spurts, when they are not lighting it up for the Abbotsford Heat, the Flames new AHL team.

Flames Win 3-2 Over Minnesota

Posted 28 Mar 2009 — by admin
Category Langkow, Lundmark, Minnesota Wild, Nystrom, Win, home

It looks like Calgary Flames fans have a new least-favourite referee in the NHL. By disallowing 2 Flames powerplay goals within 60 seconds, Eric Furlatt did a lot to move beyond Kerry Fraser as my #1 most-hated referee when the Flames are on the ice.

Furlatt waived off the first goal, a shot from the point by Olli Jokinen, claiming that Curtis Glencross was in the crease. He was screening Minnesota Goaltender Niklas Backstrom, and did have a foot in the top corner of the crease, but the video replay clearly shows that Glencross moved his foot from the crease before the puck was shot. Bad Call.

The second disallowed goal was a little more legit, as Curtis Glencross tipped a Jarome Iginla point shot down with a high stick. The goal went to video-replay, but since Furlatt had already called it a no-goal, the video replay judge had to be able to say that it was “without a doubt” not a high stick. Since it was pretty borderline whether Glencross’ stick was above the crossbar, the call stuck.

Despite the double-setback, Calgary stepped-up their game and were rewarded a few minutes later when Jarome Iginla and Eric Nystrom took advantage of a sloppy Minnesota line-change and broke-in 2-on-1. Iginla faked a shot and passed to Nystrom, who corralled the rolling puck and roofed it over Backstrom for the game winning goal.

The goal was Nystrom’s 5th of the season and his 3rd game-winner. Sounds a bit like his old man, NY Islander (and Stanley Cup Champion) Bob Nystrom!!

The Flames outshot the Wild 40-15 in the game, limiting the visitors to 5 shots per period. Andrew Brunette and James Sheppard scored for the Wild. Calgary also had goals from Jamie Lundmark and Daymond Langkow, and improve their record to 43-26-6.

The Flames next game is at home on Monday against the San Jose Sharks.