It was exactly what most of us were expecting last night as the Calgary Flames hosted the Buffalo Sabres. In a less-than-exciting game, the Flames, also known as the Comeback Kids, tied the game in the second period and then won with a pair of goals in the final frame.
The first period was forgettable and garnered only one goal by the Buffalo Sabres. The second saw the awakening of the Flames when they tied the game, and the third period was when the Comeback Kids made their appearance, which made the game significantly more interesting. The Flames rocked the last period with their offensive push, backchecking, and a breakaway by Paul Byron that had me off my couch.
There was very little pushing and shoving as the Flames played a less-than-physical game, which is what we are getting use to. The only penalties throughout the entire game went to T.J. Galiardi in the first period, Drew Stafford of the Sabres in the second, and Matt Stajan in the third.
It may have been a relatively quiet and uneventful game, but some stats prove that it was a momentous night. Joe Colborne now has ten points in thirteen games, which proves that he’s progressing a lot since joining the Calgary team. Joni Ortio, the 22 year old Finnish goaltender, continues to impress as he maintains a .906 save percentage and 2.16 GAA after last night’s game. The Flames have now won three of their last four games.
The Flames have today and tomorrow off before hosting the Nashville Predators on Friday, March 21st.
All highlights from the game can be found on the Flames website.
Go Flames Go!