Just after the implosion of the Flames on Thursday, the team went on to win against the Carolina Hurricanes as Brian McGrattan scored the first goal in that game and then Chris Butler went on to win it for the team in overtime. Karri Ramo has been doing well in net for the Flames, winning 3 of 4 games.
All of this happened after Brian Burke, Head Of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, announced the dismissal of General Manager Jay Feaster and Assistant General Manager, John Weisbrod. Mere hours later, Sven Baertschi was sent down to play for the Abbotsford Heat in the AHL before the rest of the team hit the ice for a win against Carolina.
Today is the second game since the Flames have made those big decisions. Puck drop is at 12pm MT in a matinee between two teams who haven’t played each other since 2011.
The Buffalo Sabres are bringing 7-23-2 into today’s game while the Flames are at 12-15-4 and hoping to gain momentum. Dennis Wideman, Curtis Glencross, and Sean Monahan are still injured but have all been making great strides in hopes of returning to the lineup soon.
With the changes made in Calgary, I wonder if this will be the wake-up call they needed to get the ball rolling and earn some much needed wins. A win streak is plausible right now and this might be enough for the team to gain momentum and earn a spot on the higher end of the standings. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best while watching the game this afternoon.
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