The Flames came out strong in the first period against the New York Rangers. They put on the pressure and didn’t let up. Karri Ramo was solid in net, saving all 18 shots on goal. Big Joe Colborne opened the scoring for the the Flames with assists given to T.J. Brodie and Curtis Glencross. It was his tenth goal of the season, and second goal in five games. Mark Giordano put the home team up by two with assists to Mike Cammalleri and Paul Byron. After taking an awkward hit into the boards by Derek Dorsett, Ladislav Smid left the game, not to return.
Being up by two goals going into the second period, the Flames defensive breakdown did nothing to stop the Rangers from not only tying the game, but also taking a second frame lead. Brian Boyle, Raphael Diaz, and then Brad Richards carried the Rangers over the Flames with three goals in just over three minutes.
But the home team quickly recovered and found their skating legs again when Kevin Westgarth pushed his way in front of the Rangers and found the back of the New York net. The score was tied at 3. A few seconds before the buzzer to end the second, Cammalleri slapped another into the Rangers net to put the Flames ahead again. Cammalleri now has 39 points in 57 games this season, including four goals in the last five games.
And that’s the way the game would end. Flames won with a final score of 4-3. You can read the Flames recap on their website.
My 1 Star
Karri Ramo. It all started in the first period as he kept the Flames alive again. With 38 saves throughout the night, 18 in the first period alone, his save percentage was .927 in last nights game and is now at .913 overall this season. Ramo has won three of his last four games since returning from a lower body injury in February. Each and every night, since his return, Ramo has laid it on the line, literally and figuratively, and he’s been a brick wall in net for Calgary.
Go Flames Go!