The Calgary Flames are in Toronto tonight to take on the Maple Leafs. Toronto has been slumping lately and the Flames will be looking for retribution after a large-margin loss to Ottawa by a score of 6-3. This could be anybody’s game.
Joe Colborne will be returning to where he started his NHL career by playing for the Leafs. Even though he was drafted by the Bruins, he never played a game for Boston. Colborne was acquired from Toronto for a Flames pick in the 2014 draft. I think it was well worth the trade because I have seen a lot of growth in the 24 year old over the span of one season with the Flames. As the Calgary Herald explained, he will be a little reminiscent of his time with the Leafs during tonight’s game because, as Joe explained, “it’s where I played my first game, my first playoff game — that was one of the coolest moments of my life.”
Mark Giordano told Flames TV yesterday that he, too, is happy to be in Toronto. Gio is originally from Brampton and is looking forward to spending time with friends and family. In reference to the game, he knows it will be a tough win tonight, but he believes that Karri Ramo played well, but the team needs to “refocus” and be prepared to face “a really desperate team.”
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be wanting and needing to win against the Flames in order to regain some footing in the standings after losing 9 of their last 10 games. But the Flames are hoping to keep their good playing streak alive to round out the season. Tonight will be fun. And we’ll be on twitter, bringing you all the play by play.
Puck drop is 5pm MST. You can find Flames vs. Maple Leafs tickets available and can be watched on SportsNet West or you can listen to The Fan 960 radio.
Go Flames Go!