In addition to the potential supplemental discipline coming to the Calgary Flames after Game 2, there’s a possibility that a couple bodies may need some medical attention.
Both Sam Bennett and Dennis Wideman disappeared from the Flames bench during the latter stages of the game, though both returned to action before game’s end.
Don’t see Dennis Wideman on the bench to start the second period.
PS, #Flames on a powerplay. Bieksa for a slash.
— Randy Sportak (@SUNRandySportak) April 18, 2015
No sign of Bennett.
— Scott Cruickshank (@CruickshankCH) April 18, 2015
Sam Bennett is under evaluation and a return tonight is in question.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 18, 2015
Via War on Ice, a time-on-ice chart for the Flames:
Wideman had a big gap in his ice-time near the end of the first period and a big gap at the beginning of the second, but he was taking regular shifts before his misconduct penalty late in the game. Based on utilization, I’d say he’s probably fine. Or, as fine as playoff players get.
Bennett, though, barely played after the mid-way point of the game.
His shift chart, via NHL.com:
He played just 1:59 in the third period. I’m no doctor, but considering how effective he was for the team both in Game 1 and the first chunk of Game 2, I’d be wary of anything the Flames say.
But, for now, they’re saying he’s fine.
Sam Bennett is just fine, by the way, according to Hartley. #Flames
— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) April 18, 2015
Game 3 goes Sunday night in Calgary.