It was another valiant effort by the Flames that took out the Devils in New Jersey tonight. Calgary came on strong, nearing the end of the regular season, and didn’t give up.
There was a lot of pushing and shoving and even a little bit of blood as Lance Bouma took a stick to the face in the first period, but they did not give up – and they even pushed back. The first two periods went scoreless even though there were a few close calls, including a goal for New Jersey in the first period that was called off due to the kicking motion that Ryan Carter made before the puck crossed the goal line.
At the beginning of the third period, with the Flames still on a powerplay from the second period, Mark Giordano took a shot from the blue line that landed in the back of the Devils net, with the assists going to Jiri Hudler and Mike Cammalleri. With that lone goal, the Flames won by a score of 1-0.
My 1 Star
Mark Giordano. As a leader on the defense and a skilled two-way player, he netted the only goal of the game tonight. With a +12 rating and 46 points in 61 games this season, he has earned the “C” on his jersey and plays to win. Tonight, he earned one point in over 28 minutes on the ice and he continues to prove his leadership skills among the younger crew that has joined the team this season.
Go Flames Go!