The first few mins of the opening period started off with a little rust as the Flames were dominated by the Kings, but it didn’t take long for the Flames to get their skating legs back and get in the game.
The Flames looked better in the second frame as Mark Giordano opened the period with a big hit on the Kings to show that the team was ready to play.
And then things got physical. There were more pushing and shoving as the Flames began to play the same hard-hitting style of hockey as the Kings.
Backlund is proving with each passing game that he is earning the “A” on his jersey if Mike Cammalleri gets traded.
Butler left the game halfway through the second period with a lower body injury and did not return. I’m still waiting to hear exactly what had happened.
Joe Colborne‘s confidence is definitely getting better with each game. But in this game, it got the better of him when he took an extra shot at Quick after the Flames went in the PP. Colborne landed himself in the penalty box, negating the Flames PP and forcing a 4 on 4.
The third period, the Kings came back to score one more time and win the game with a final score of 2-0 over the Calgary Flames.
Ortio had 2 goals against in his first NHL game and Granlund had 7:14 time on ice.
I think Joni Ortio summed it up perfectly in the Flames recap, when he said, “it wasn’t the one we were looking for, but I think we played a good hockey game and just couldn’t capitalize on our chances. That was pretty much the bottom line.”
The Flames next game is against the Oilers on Saturday in the Battle Of Alberta on Hockey Night In Canada.
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