The Calgary Flames are still on the road. Tonight they take on the Phoenix Coyotes at the Jobing.com arena in Glendale, Arizona.
With the Flames record of 15-21-6 and the Coyotes at 20-12-9, I’m sure it will be a close game. Phoenix is just above Calgary in the Pacific Division standings by a relatively large margin. Phoenix has 49 points in the standings while Calgary is next in line at 36 points. The Flames have to win this one if there’s any hope of working their way up the division ladder.
This will be the third of five meetings between Calgary and Phoenix this season. So far, it has been evenly matched with the Coyotes winning the first game by a score of 4-2 and then the Flames won the second round with a score of 4-1.
Although Mike Ribeiro has been a powerful forward on the ice in the past couple seasons, he’s going through a minor drought and hasn’t scored or gained any points in the past three games for the Coyotes. If the Flames could capitalize on this, it could work in their favour.
I would really like to see more good defense by the Flames in tonight’s tilt, mirroring their play from last night. The offense looked great as well with Mike Cammalleri and Jiri Hudler being two of the most dominant players on the ice. Another beauty goal by Sean Monahan wouldn’t hurt at all either.
It has been recently announced that Zbynek Michalek and Martin Hanzal of Phoenix will represent the Czech Republic at the Sochi Olympics. I’d love to see another #CzechMate game as the Flames win this one for Hudler tonight.
Puck drop is at 7pm MT.
Go Flames Go!