Sean Monahan returned to the Flames line-up last night in Buffalo against the Sabres. Although he didn’t play to his highest potential, he was back and he held his own on the ice. The Flames are coming off of two overtime wins and they’re hoping to keep their win-streak alive tonight against the Rangers.
If Calgary can stop taking so many penalties and if the goaltending can be consistent then the Flames have a good chance at winning this game. With 31 points in the standings, the New York Rangers are only one point ahead of the Calgary Flames in the standings. Tonight should be evenly-matched, but both of these teams have a way of surprising everyone during each game played.
With Feaster gone and Brian Burke taking over as acting General Manager, I think Flames fans can expect to see some major changes happen very soon. Burke has a way of shaking things up on every team that he’s been associated with and I am anxious to see what he has in store for the Calgary Flames.
I’m not sure whether or not the rumors are true, but it’s been said that Burke was in Toronto last night for the Toronto Maple Leafs game against the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s also not clear, if he was at the game, whether he was there for personal or business reasons. But there’s a lot to speculate about. Will we see some Leafs faces in Calgary anytime soon? If so, who? Or is Burke just trying to take a break from all the commotion in Calgary by taking in a Leafs game?
For now, I will sit back, relax, and enjoy watching the Flames grow together during the rebuild because I’m hoping that Brian Burke has some good changes in store for this team in the near future.
Henrik Lundqvist (2.71 GAA and .910 SV%) is in net for New York while Karri Ramo (2.67 GAA and .907 SV%) will start in net for Calgary. The game starts at 5pm MT at Madison Square Garden.