Flames Scoring Chances and post game - Game 56 vs Vancouver Canucks

Kent Wilson
February 11 2012 11:19PM

 

 

 

Final Score: 3-2 SOW

Final Summary

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Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20826

Team Period Time Note CGY Opponent  
VAN 1 12:06 0 5 15 16 18 23 34 1 6 21 23 27 36 5v5
VAN 1 10:32 0 4 12 13 34 40 44 1 6 22 23 33 34 5v5
CGY 1 8:23 0 4 12 13 34 40 44 1 22 29 33 34 41 5v5
CGY 1 2:57 0 5 10 11 23 34 93 1 3 7 14 17 23 5v5
CGY 1 2:37 Cammalleri goal 5 10 11 23 34 93 1 3 7 14 17 23 5v5
CGY 2 17:19 Horak goal 6 7 8 34 51 57 1 6 9 23 40 79 5v5
CGY 2 13:56 +2 5 12 13 34 40 93 1 2 3 27 36   5v4
CGY 2 13:49 +2 5 12 13 34 40 93 1 2 3 27 36   5v4
CGY 2 11:25 +2 5 12 16 18 34 44 1 3 14 22 29 33 5v5
CGY 2 11:08 +2 4 15 16 18 34 44 1 3 22 23 34 40 5v5
VAN 2 9:40 +2 6 10 23 34 51 57 1 9 21 23 29 79 5v5
VAN 2 8:32 +2 4 10 13 34 44   1 2 17 22 23 33 4v5
VAN 2 8:24 +2 4 10 18 34 44   1 2 17 22 23 33 4v5
VAN 2 7:34 +2 4 16 34 44 57   1 7 9 21 29 41 4v5
VAN 2 7:27 +2 4 16 34 44 57   1 7 9 21 29 41 4v5
VAN 2 4:56 +2 4 12 13 34 40 44 1 6 7 17 21 23 5v5
VAN 2 2:05 Hodgson goal 6 7 16 18 34 57 1 9 23 29 40 79 5v5
VAN 2 1:07 +1 5 10 13 23 34 93 1 3 14 22 29 33 5v5
VAN 3 16:37 +1 4 12 13 16 34 44 1 6 7 17 21 23 5v5
VAN 3 12:55 +1 6 7 15 16 18 34 1 6 9 23 40 79 5v5
VAN 3 11:56 Booth goal 10 23 34 44 51 93 1 2 3 7 17 21 5v5
CGY 3 4:38 0 5 10 15 18 23 34 1 6 7 9 23 79 5v5
CGY 3 2:08 0 4 12 13 34 40 44 1 6 14 22 23 33 5v5
VAN 3 0:55 0 4 16 34 44 51 57 1 6 21 23 34 40 5v5
VAN 3 0:48 0 4 16 34 44 51 57 1 6 21 23 34 40 5v5
VAN 3 0:25 0 5 13 16 23 34 40 1 2 6 7 17 36 5v5
VAN 4 4:25 0 4 12 40 44     2 3 14 17     3v3
VAN 4 4:24 0 4 12 40 44     2 3 14 17     3v3
VAN 4 0:01 0                         -1v-1

 

# Player EV PP SH
4 J. BOUWMEESTER 21:47 3 7 2:22 0 0 3:01 0 4
5 M. GIORDANO 19:38 4 3 5:38 2 0 1:34 0 0
6 C. SARICH 12:12 1 3 0:08 0 0 0:00 0 0
7 T. BRODIE 13:18 1 2 1:37 0 0 0:00 0 0
8 K. KOLANOS 7:02 1 0 1:44 0 0 0:00 0 0
10 B. COMEAU 15:42 3 3 1:42 0 0 0:36 0 2
11 M. BACKLUND 6:24 2 0 0:41 0 0 0:00 0 0
12 J. IGINLA 17:41 3 5 5:36 2 0 0:00 0 0
13 O. JOKINEN 17:37 2 5 5:52 2 0 0:16 0 1
15 T. JACKMAN 8:43 2 2 0:04 0 0 0:00 0 0
16 T. KOSTOPOULOS 14:37 2 7 0:09 0 0 2:24 0 2
18 M. STAJAN 12:30 3 3 0:09 0 0 1:20 0 1
23 S. HANNAN 17:28 3 5 0:04 0 0 1:07 0 0
34 M. KIPRUSOFF 48:38 8 12 7:22 2 0 4:00 0 4
40 A. TANGUAY 15:27 2 5 5:36 2 0 0:56 0 0
44 C. BUTLER 20:59 4 8 1:09 0 0 2:37 0 4
51 R. HORAK 11:27 1 4 0:51 0 0 0:00 0 0
57 L. BOUMA 8:44 1 4 0:00 0 0 2:36 0 2
93 M. CAMMALLERI 15:48 2 2 4:48 2 0 0:00 0 0

 

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 5 8 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
3 2 6 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 10 18 8 14 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Given how completely they were under manned and outshot, the Flames had themselves a pretty good evening. They were only outchanced by 6 at ES and 8 overall. That's a bad game most nights, but the Flames lost Backlund half way through the second and spent the rest of the evening with all of one NHL-quality trio up front for the rest of the night. Pushing things to OT was a victory in itself, while gaining the extra point in the coin toss was icing on the cake.

What Happened?

The Flames were marginally the better team in the first period. They limited the Canucks to just two chances and the Backlund line managed to leverage a good shift to score Mike Cammalleri's first ES goal of the season in Calgary colors. The second started out even better than the third - the Flames ran up five straight chances and extended the lead to two thanks to a Roman Horak effort at the side of the net.

Things got ulgy there after however. Andrew Alberts took a run at Blake Comeau in the neutral zone and ran him over. Mikael Backlund nudged him in response and Alberts took this as a sign to drop the gloves. He jumped on Backlund and they toppled over, hurting Backlund's shoulder in the process. Alberts received four minutes in penalties as a result, but the damage was done. Roman Horak moved up to Backlund's line for the rest of the game.

The Canucks took over after that. They outchanced the Flames 16-2 for the rest of regulation, but only managed to get two past Kiprusoff thanks to a couple of posts and highlight reel saves from the Flames netminder.

Vancouver was the only team to get meaningful shots on net in the OT, but Kipper stood tall again. Both Jokinen and Iginla managed to beat Luongo in the ensuing shootout, while only Burrows would tally for the Canucks. Alex Edler hit yet another post for Vancouver as well.

One Good Reason...

...The Flames won? They limited things as much as possible when Vancouver started pressing and Kipper was good when things broke down. Also, good ol' fashioned luck - a bounce here or there and Calgary doesn't make it past regulation.

Red Warrior

Hard to pick anyone besides Kiprusoff. I'll give it to the goalie and his right post, who also stopped at least three pucks tonight. How many times has a Flames goalie received this award recently?

Sum it Up

This was thievery, plain and simple. Clagary shouldn't have been in the game, but a solid first half and white knuckle second half plus some love from the hockey gods got them to extra time. Some nights you win when you probably shouldn't and that was the case this evening.

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#1 Clint
February 11 2012, 11:42PM
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2 unexpected points nice. We need to pick someone up now I don't know how long these guys can keep pulling this off. I can't believe the Canucks can look better in our zone 5-5 then we do in there's 5-4! I don't know how many times I looked up on the screen to see if I missed a penalty being called.

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#2 Chris
February 12 2012, 12:20AM
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Props to the Flames, and to Kiprusoff who saved the Flames' bacon again.

What do the Flames do with all the bacon that man saves? They must have truckloads somewhere.

On the downside, the Flames now have 243 man games lost to injury, which is far and away the highest in the Western Conference. And, we have more injuries tonight. :(

With a team widely regarded as marginal to make the playoffs, and an average of 4.5 roster players injured per game, it's amazing that they're still in the race. Makes you wonder what they could do if they could stay healthier.

(A recent list of games lost to injury is at http://nhl-red-light.si.com/2012/01/30/injury-questions-clouding-nhl/?sct=nhl_t11_a0 )

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#3 Xeon
February 12 2012, 12:57AM
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I am trying to talk to Conny about suiting up for a few games, he might be interested, maybe sign him to a pro contract. What do you think? No one starts a rumour now eh!

MR X

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#4 SmellOfVictory
February 12 2012, 01:21AM
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The current iteration of the Flames is officially a worse version of the Ducks as of this game.

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#5 FireOnIce
February 12 2012, 01:32AM
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@SmellOfVictory

Which Ducks - Bombay's, or Boudreau's?

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#6 FireOnIce
February 12 2012, 01:38AM
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Flames came out hard for the first period and a half, and then spent the rest of the night playing for the shootout.

I don't often say that I hate people or things, but I seriously hate the Canucks. Alberts is one of the biggest douches I have ever seen - he massacres Comeau, then instantly looks to pick a fight. Backlund was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Good to see Jackman step up later and lay a good beating on Alberts.

As well, I forget which Sedin took the tripping penalty in OT, but what a complainer. He trips Hannan, who goes feet first into the boards, then starts jawing at him and complaining that it was a dive. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

Too bad we are at the contract max - time to stick more players on LTIR and sign whoever is sitting around at home waiting for a call. Theo Fleury, Craig Conroy, Lanny McDonald, Hakan Loob - anyone!

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#7 ChinookArch
February 12 2012, 07:57AM
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I hope Backlund is back quickly, I thought the Camelleri - Backlund - Comeau line was the Flames best line till the injuries, especially the Cammi/backs duo.

On the other hand, the injury may save Backlund from getting traded, at the deadline.

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#8 Colin
February 12 2012, 09:32AM
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An injured player can still be traded if the trading team agrees that the player is injured and is aware of it and still trades for him despite the injury. If anything if Backlund was the center peice for a trade for say Carter, all this does is the Flames would have to give up more because Backlund would be injured as well now the Flames are more desperate to make a trade for a Center. Especially cause we are so close to the 6-8 spots(5pts, 3pts, 2pts).

I'd think Nashville is out of reach at 10 points, but I think anyone within 5 pts(Chicago) is. Especially with the way Chicago has been playing lately.

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#9 SmellOfVictory
February 12 2012, 11:12AM
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FireOnIce wrote:

Which Ducks - Bombay's, or Boudreau's?

Hah. Both.

I'm hoping good comes from this in that the Flames management notices the team struggling while Backlund's out, so they actually recognize his value.

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#10 RKD
February 13 2012, 11:13PM
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If the Flames play playoff hockey right down the stretch and make the post-season they'll give one of the top seeds a handful.

The first round is always the hardest, top teams coast closer to the end of the season.

Philly was guilty of that, nearly lost to Buffalo in the first round.

I would love to see Calgary take on Vancouver in a first round series. It would go seven again.

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