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Another Road Game, Another Overtime Win

Posted 05 Nov 2009 — by admin
Category Iginla, Overtime, Phaneuf, Road, St. Louis Blues, Win

Despite the media focus regarding the team’s H1N1 vaccination, the Flames appear to be enjoying the start of November. Dion Phaneuf scored halfway through overtime to give the Calgary Flames their second overtime road win in two nights.

The Flames lead for most of the game after Jarome Iginla scored early in the first period. Iginla broke in on a breakaway and shot the puck between St. Louis Blues goalie Chris Mason’s pads. The puck initially didn’t cross the goal line, but Blues defenceman Eric Brewer came back and knocked the puck into his own net while trying to clear it out of the goal mouth.

Both teams had chances throughout the game but the score remained 1-0 until 20 year old Blues rookie Lars Eller deflected a point shot past Miikka Kiprusoff in the 3rd period. It was his first NHL goal in his first NHL game and he scored it with his elbow.

Calgary tightened up their defence a bit tonight but still allowed too many shots on goal. The Flames outshot the Blues 32-31, but gave up 16 shots in the 2nd period. Many of those shots came while successfully killing off 1:37 of 5-on-3 powerplay in the 2nd period.

The Flames return home tonight and will host the New York Rangers at the Saddledome on Saturday at 8pm.

Flames Sneak a Win in Dallas

Posted 04 Nov 2009 — by admin
Category Dallas Stars, Iginla, Langkow, Overtime, Road, Win

The Calgary Flames made headlines today for their scandalous H1N1 vaccination controversy and then kept on sneaking around to get themselves a victory in Dallas.

After being called out by coach Brent Sutter for his lacklustre play, Jarome Iginla lead the Flames with 2 goals and 1 assist, including the game winner as they beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime. Iggy opened the scoring for the Flames in the 2nd period and then set up Daymond Langkow for the tying goal with 49 seconds left in the 3rd period.

The day’s controversy continued for the Flames as they captialized on an obviously wrong penalty call in overtime. Dallas defenceman Niklas Grossman appeared to lift the puck over the glass from inside his own end, but on the replay it was clear that he was about a foot outside the blueline. Still, the call stood and Grossman went to the penalty box. Sixteen seconds later, Jarome Iginla ripped a slapshot past Stars goalie Marty Turco.

Despite getting the win and ending their 2-game losing streak, the Flames managed to slip back into their old habits while being pressured by the Stars. At times their play in their own end was sub-par and they showed signs that they have work to do. Instead of keeping possession of the puck and skating it out of their end, the Flames started to shoot the puck up the boards only to have the Dallas defencemen shoot it back on Curtis McElhinney. The Flames also reverted back to their habit of cycling the puck along the boards in the offensive zone while standing about 3 feet from each other. It’s easy to play defence against 3 players when they are shoulder to shoulder.

It was an important win for the Calgary Flames who will play 12 of their next 16 games on the road. They currently sit in 3rd place in the Northwest Division, 8th in the Western Conference and 13th in the NHL. Their next game is tomorrow night in St Louis.

Flames vs. Red Wings Highlights

Posted 10 Dec 2008 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, Highlights, Loss, Overtime, Road

Canucks Down Flames in Overtime

Posted 11 Oct 2007 — by admin
Category Loss, Overtime, Vancouver Canucks, division


Scoring Summary

1st Period
CGY: Sarich A:Huselius, Lombardi

2nd Period
VAN: Ohlund A:Kelser, Morrison
VAN: Naslund A:Kfajicek, Luongo
VAN: Shannon A: Sedin, Sedin

3rd Period
CGY: Langkow A: Tanguay, Erkisson
CGY: Langkow A: Tanguay, Iginla

VAN: Sedin A: Ohlund, Naslund

Lightning Down Flames in Overtime

Posted 11 Mar 2007 — by admin
Category Loss, Overtime, Tampa Bay Lightning, home

Tampa Bay..3

With the Tampa Bay Lightning getting a two-man advantage in overtime, Dan Boyle just had to make sure he was in the right place to receive the pass from his teammates.

The defenseman positioned himself perfectly for his 15th goal of the season as the Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday.

Boyle was by the side of the Flames net while Martin St. Louis fed the puck down low to Vincent Lecavalier, who threaded a nice cross-crease pass to Boyle.

“I just tried to get open and get ready for and make contact with it,” said Boyle. “I got all of it really. It’s always nice to play with guys that can put the puck on your stick. It makes it easier for everybody.”

Calgary forward Daymond Langkow was penalized for hooking while defenseman Roman Hamrlik penalized for high-sticking at the same time to set up the power play for the Lightning in the overtime.

“When you get to overtime, you’ve got to be prepared to be disciplined,” said Calgary coach Jim Playfair. “Hooking and high-sticking – two stick penalties that cost us the game.”

The game was a rematch of the 2004 Stanley Cup finals, which the Lightning won in seven games. The Lightning hadn’t been back to Calgary since Game 6 of that series, when they beat the Flames 3-2 in double overtime.

“The core guys, it’s a little extra special for us,” Boyle said. “I’m sure it’s disappointing on their end, too.”

Lecavalier and Nick Tarnasky each had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay, which won its second straight game. Jeff Friesen and Craig Conroy scored for the Flames, who lost their second straight.

Conroy, Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay applied early pressure for the Flames, but Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead when Tarnasky scored his fourth of the season for Tampa Bay. Tarnasky picked up a rebound and sent a shot that squeaked through Miikka Kiprusoff’s pads and into the net.

Calgary tied the game in the second period when Friesen scored his second goal in as many games after going the previous 11 without a goal. Friesen took a long pass from defenseman Rhett Warrener and went in on a 2-on-1 with linemate Stephane Yelle before firing a wrist shot over Tampa Bay goalie Mark Denis’ glove and into the top corner.

Conroy put the Flames ahead 2-1 at 4:26 of the third period when he banked a shot off Denis and into the net. The goal was originally waived off, but was allowed after a video review.

“When you are up 2-1 in the third period, you have to make sure you bury teams,” Tanguay said. “We’ve been doing it for awhile now. The last couple of months we’ve been losing games in the third period. It’s going to be important for us down the stretch (to make sure) once we’re up, the game’s over.”

Just 2:11 later, Tarnasky fed a nice cross-ice pass to Lecavalier, who tapped in his league-leading 46th goal of the season past Kiprusoff to force overtime.

“I saw Vinny going to the net and figured just try to throw it anywhere around him it will probably go in,” Tarnasky said. “He’s got pretty good hands.”

Scoring Summary

1st Period
TB: Tarnasky (4) A: Taylor, Ward

2nd Period
CGY: Friesen (5) A: Warrener, Zyuzin

3rd Period
CGY: Conroy (11) A: Zyuzin, Tanguay
TB: Lecavalier (46) A: Tarnasky, Fetodenko

TB: Boyle (15) A: Lecavalier, St. Louis

Leafs Drop Flames 5-4 in Overtime

Posted 14 Oct 2006 — by admin
Category GameBlog, Loss, Overtime, Road, Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto..5 (overtime)

Mats Sundin scored his 500th career goal fifty seconds into overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 win against the Flames tonight. Sundin also scored his 498th and 499th goals in the game, to make it a hat-trick for hit 500 goal milestone.

Toronto opened the scoring with 2 goals in the first period, and many Flames fans were biting their nails. Darcy Tucker scored his 5th goal of the season and Mats Sundin followed it up with his 2nd goal.

The Flames rebounded in the 2nd period, lead by 2 goals by rookie Mark Giordano and one by Matthew Lombardi. But Toronto didn’t sit back, and got the equalizer from Alex Steen and the go-ahead goal from Mats Sundin. The crowd went wild as Sundin scored, knowing that he was only one goal away from 500 for his career.

In the 3rd period, Jarome Iginla set up Daymond Langkow for a wrist shot to tie the game at 4-4 and send it to overtime. Toronto took a penalty late in the 3rd period, giving Calgary an overtime powerplay.

Mats Sundin decided tonight was the night, though, and ended the game 50 seconds into the extra period. His 500th career goal came on a shot through a crowd that bounced off a Calgary defender.

The bright spot in the game for the Flames was that they finally scored more than two goals. They seem to be getting their lines organized and are getting some more offensive contribution from a variety of players.

Calgary’s next game is in Montreal on Tuesday.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
TOR: Tucker (5) A: Wellwood, Sundin
TOR: Sundin (2) A: McCabe, O’Neill

2nd Period
CGY: Giordano (1) A: Lombardi, Kobasew
CGY: Lombardi (1) A: Amonte, Yelle
CGY: Giordano (2) A: Iginla, Langkow
TOR: Steen (1) A: Stajan, Kilger
TOR: Sundin (3) A: Tucker, White

3rd Period
CGY: Langkow (1) A: Iginla

TOR: Sundin (4) unassisted