December 18 2011 07:41PM
Final Score: 4-2 loss
December 18 2011 03:27PM
Calgary's first line hasn't been very good at ES during this recent road trip, so I'm worried about things heading into CHI. The other three clubs were light weights compared to the Hawks and there's no easy minutes to go around for the Flames tonight. For Calgary to pull out a point in Chicago, they'll need Iginla, Jokinen and Glencross to drive play a lot better than they have been recectly.
That, or a lot of luck.
December 16 2011 08:29PM
December 16 2011 04:15PM
When Pat asked me for a preview of the Panthers on OT last night, I mentioned the top line is running very hot. What I neglected to mention is that Jose Theodore is having his best season since 2001-02, sporting a .923 SV% through 22 appearances so far. The last time he was anywehre close a .920 SV% overall was 2003-04 (.919).
Florida picked up Jose out of desperation this summer for 1.5M after Vokoun flew the coop. Now he's got a better save rate than most of the starters in the league.
You just never know with goalies.
December 16 2011 11:09AM
Seems like there's a bit of a groundswell in support of the idea of sitting Mikael Backlund for a few games. Points haven't been coming for the 22-year old center since his return and his rough second period last night probably lends credence to the notion.
I contend Mikael has been mostly excellent since he was re-activated, however.