Flames Scoring Chances - Game 32 vs Florida Panthers

Kent Wilson
December 16 2011 08:29PM

 

 

 

Final Score:

Final Summary

Corsi

Head-to-head ice

Face-offs

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Game 32 - Flames vs Panthers Live Chat

Kent Wilson
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.

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Defending Mikael Backlund

Kent Wilson
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.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 31 versus Tampa Bay Lightning

Kent Wilson
December 15 2011 08:23PM

 

 

Final score: 5-4 OTL

Final Summary

Corsi

Head-to-head ice

Face-offs

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Game 31 - Flames vs. Lightning Live Chat

Kent Wilson
December 15 2011 04:51PM

It's been a much tougher second season for neophyte GM Steve Yzerman. I thought he made a lot of good bets in his first summer in Tampa Bay, but this off-season was mostly spent grappling with Stamkos' contract extension and bleeding away some of the better, middle-tier pieces he had the year before. Bergenheim left, Gagne left and Mike Smith is suddenly a capable starter in the PHX.

Throw in the recent St. Louis injury, Roloson finally playing his age and Lecavalier proving to be grossly overpaid and you have a bit of a mess. The Bolts deph up front is limited and no one on the club is a proven ES performer in terms of possession.

Stamkos is a dangerous sniper and is a guy to look out for on the PP, but he's not a player who can play at both ends with aplomb yet. The Flames have a good chance at vicotry tonight if they can play mostly at ES and keep the kid off the scoreboard.

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