Calgary Flames Visit Edmonton Oilers


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After the never-quit attitude took over in the last minutes of the game and a heart-breaking loss to the Nashville Predators, the Flames are back at it again tonight in Edmonton to take on the Oilers.

It’s the final match-up between these two teams this season, the Flames have won 2 of 4 against the Oilers so far and hope to finish with a record of 3 of 5. After winning 3 of their last five games, can the Flames win another to make it 4 of 6?

Joni Ortio was sent back down to Abbotsford last night after the game against the Predators because Karri Ramo will return to net tonight, according to Roger Millions.

After his three-point night against the Preds, Kris Russell now has five points in his last five games, which is one point more than captain, Mark Giordano. And, as Darren Haynes pointed out on twitter last night, the top scorers for the month of March so far are Jarome Iginla, Jonathan Toews, and Mike Cammalleri.

Speaking of Iggy, last night, with their 11th consecutive win, the Bruins have now clinched a spot in the playoffs this season. The Bruins shouldn’t be surprised if they have a few bandwagon fans this season due to Iggy’s presence on the team.

As a true Jarome Iginla fan, I’m happy to see him doing well and I will always be happy that he’s getting chances that weren’t afforded to him on the Flames team. A real fan would understand the value that Iginla possesses and cheer for him no matter what team he happens to be on.

He’s been ripping it up in Boston with six points in his last five games, and a total of 56 points in 70 games so far this season with the Bruins. I have a feeling that Jarome isn’t even close to being done racking up the points yet. After leading the Flames with integrity for many years, a lot of Flames fans will be pushing for Jarome to win in the final, and rightfully so. Go Iggy Go! Get your cup!

The Oilers could have Jordan Eberle back in the line-up tonight after he’s missed the game against the Buffalo Sabres due to a collision with Mike Fisher in the previous game, as the Edmonton Sun reported.

Eberle has five points in his last five games and a total of 53 points in 69 games so far this season. In my opinion, during tonight’s game, Eberle could be the biggest threat to the Flames defense. He’s naturally skilled and is progressing through the seasons with the Oilers in spite of the stalled rebuild they’re going through.

The final Battle Of Alberta this season takes place on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada and puck drop is at 8pm MST.

Go Flames Go!