Game No. 16: Theme from Jaws

Ryan Lambert
November 13 2010 06:47PM



Last night was ugly, tonight could be a whole lot worse.

I swear I've been trying to dial back the negativity lately. But what was there to like about last night's game? That we're-really-hoping-Jarome-turns-it-around-soon train is primed to go screaming out of the station any day now, and he's got the stats to back it up, especially on that dreadful Friday night in Phoenix.

A minus-4? He and his linemates got completely bossed, and Calgary gave up five to a team that hadn't scored that many in a single game all year. Worse, they conceded a hattie to Vernon Fiddler. I don't know how much worse it can get.

But tonight we may just find out. There's no way to sugarcoat this: playing at San Jose, where the Sharks have 23 goals in seven games in spite of looking poor offensively, is perhaps not the cure-all Calgary needs right now. And add in that it's the second half of an all-road back-to-back? It could get ugly, especially considering it'll be Miikka Kiprusoff in net for this one as well.

There is good news though. San Jose sucks at defense. At least so far this year. When Antti Niemi is in net. And guess who goes tonight for the Sharks! If there's any goalie in the league right now that can help the Flames' top players snap out of this season-long slump, it's the guy with a 3.90 GAA and the .872 save percentage.

Of course, what it says about the Flames' current form that Todd McLellan would feel comfortable rolling him tonight, I leave to you to interpret.

And now a new feature for the game threads: Guess the Iginla Output.

Put me down for a secondary assist on the power play and a minus-2.

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#51 Kent Wilson
November 13 2010, 10:29PM
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Bah well...chasing the Sharks in their own building in the third is a tough thing to do.

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#52 coptin_
November 13 2010, 10:33PM
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we spent all our money on D but it seems like they can't hold their own.we play like crap in our own zone

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#53 coptin_
November 13 2010, 10:36PM
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you could sit j bow and put out an orange pylon!! it wouldbe just as god

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#54 coptin_
November 13 2010, 10:37PM
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good

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#55 coptin_
November 13 2010, 10:38PM
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IGGY!!!!

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#56 dotfras
November 13 2010, 10:41PM
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Nice to see Jarome net one. We seem to be good at losing by 1 as of late! Not too many positives to take out of another loss.

We simply just can't get it done.

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#57 Kent Wilson
November 13 2010, 10:41PM
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You know, considering the quality of the competition and the fact that this was the second night of a B2B...it really wasn't a bad effort by the Flames.

Cold comfort I'm sure.

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#58 coptin_
November 13 2010, 10:42PM
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i can hardly wait for butters post game diarea

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#59 Flamin Cannot's
November 13 2010, 10:42PM
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Well if only Iggy, could of played like that the WHOLE game, instead of the last 5 mins of the 3rd.

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#60 Robert Cleave
November 13 2010, 10:44PM
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Corsi.

Even, with Joker a smooth -15. Jeebus.

EV Shots 22-21 SJ on the night. Nice enough push back in the third, I guess, but Pavelski's line ate them for dinner.

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#61 Kent Wilson
November 13 2010, 10:45PM
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Robert Cleave wrote:

Corsi.

Even, with Joker a smooth -15. Jeebus.

EV Shots 22-21 SJ on the night. Nice enough push back in the third, I guess, but Pavelski's line ate them for dinner.

You called that one.

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#62 Robert Cleave
November 13 2010, 10:49PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

You called that one.

Yeah, blind squirrel finds an acorn, etc, etc. Pavelski's very good, and he was way overdue for a correction.

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#63 Juan Agusti
November 19 2010, 01:28PM
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Put those f.ken Sutters far away from this City as soon as is posible.( Y was traying to write like my mom was looking over my shoulders but the problem is my mom is more ipset than mi about those Sutters)

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