Will Wideman and Bennett Be Okay For Game 3?

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.

Via War on Ice, a time-on-ice chart for the Flames:

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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:

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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.

Game 3 goes Sunday night in Calgary.

  • Bean-counting cowboy

    Oh man I hate the Canucks. That hockey team deserves that bandwagon jumping, elitist, rioting, pot-smoking, unknowledgeable, cheap-shot fan base.

    There’s a reason every other team in the league hates them.

    Hope Benny is ok!

    • Rockmorton65

      Canucks have been a solid franchise for 15 years and periods before. They’ve been winning lots during that period. No band-wagon jumping here. The Flamers, on the other hand, have not been overly relevant for decades. One good playoff run since 1989? Good work!

      You see tons of Canucks sweaters in other buildings. Just because you and your hamsters hate them doesn’t mean everyone does.

      Benny is fine. He’s a rookie. He doesn’t have much playoff experience. He’s no Bo Horvat! BOlieve!

    • Rockmorton65

      Canucks have been a solid franchise for 15 years and periods before. They’ve been winning lots during that period. No band-wagon jumping here. The Flamers, on the other hand, have not been overly relevant for decades. One good playoff run since 1989? Good work!

      You see tons of Canucks sweaters in other buildings. Just because you and your hamsters hate them doesn’t mean everyone does.

      Benny is fine. He’s a rookie. He doesn’t have much playoff experience. He’s no Bo Horvat! BOlieve!

  • The Last Big Bear

    I don’t recall hearing alot of comments about when we drafted Benny and then finding out he had been playing for months with a shoulder that needed major surgery.Is that why he “fell” to 4?

    I absolutely love this kid but now I’m a little worried that his style of play and injury history may make his NHL career a short one.Hartley can say “he’s fine” all he wants but a “fine” Sam Bennett should play more than 2 minutes in the 3rd period,unless he reinjured his brand new shoulder.

  • RKD

    Wideman left before the start of a Flames pp due to a skate issue, he lost and edge and then came on. Unless you are referring to another time he left. Both came back so I think they will be good to go for game 3.

  • The Last Big Bear

    Flames are a joke! Hope the Canucks sweep them in that Cow palace they call a hockey rink!

    Wish Torts was Asst Coach so Hartley could get what he deserves. Whole team lacks anything close to class, thanks to the weak man that stands behind the bench. At least when the rodeo is in town there is a reason for BS to be in the middle of that Diung farm you call the Saddle Dome… Emphasis on Sad!

    Be Proud Calgary… Be proud

  • The Last Big Bear

    Sam Bennett has a chronic shoulder issue. It will keep popping in and out all the time. If Sam can do one pull up, he should be good to go for game 3.

  • Kybb79

    Nuck trolls get the hell out of here! I wonder why the rest of Canada hates you and your classless team!

    Go try and start a riot somewhere else! LOL

    Go have a nap maybe in your dreams the Nucks win the CUP LOL

  • Kybb79

    Defend yourself Calgary…….

    The old timely, send the Goon squad out after a loss is done except….. For Hartley,.
    Pathetic coach, but a worse human being. Get outplayed and then send the MMA forwards out. Sweep the leg….. Sweep the leg!
    For you cow polks out there. It’s a moving picture show from 1982…. Called Karate Kid.
    Well, karate is a form of…… I could do this all night for you rubes.
    So glad I don’t live in the Cow center of the world!

    • Kybb79

      You do realize Bollig, Ferland, Engelland were playing regular shifts all game and that Hartley didn’t just “Send them out after it was clear they’d lost” to stir the pot.

      Were you even watching the game?