Calgary Flames Win! Jarome Iginla’s Still Not Coming Back


Sep 28, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Michael Ferland (79) celebrates with center Josh Jooris (86) after his goal in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Our Calgary Flames defeated the Colorado Avalanche Sunday night by the score of 2-1.

The word “excellent” was used many times on Twitter describing Calgary Flames goaltender Karri Ramo‘s performance.  Ramo played the first two periods of the game stopping 22 of 23 shots.  Fan 960’s radio tandem used the word “excellent” when describing the goaltending of Joni Ortio in the 3rd period.  Ortio stopped all 13 shots he faced.

With 2:38 remaining in the game, after another “excellent” shift by offensive prospect Johnny Gaudreau, Brian McGrattan (who only played because Sven Baertschi was too sick to play) cleared the puck over the glass putting the Avalanche on the power play.  The Avs pulled their goalie for the duration of the penalty so our Flames had to endure being down two men for the rest of the game.  Blocked shots by Kris Russell and Raphael Diaz during the penalty kill helped seal the victory.

Both Calgary Flames were scored by Michael Ferland.  Here are tweeted videos of the goals.

While Micheal Ferland earned the honour of 1st star of the game with goals, defensive prospect Patrick Sieloff easily could have earned Star 1A of the game.  Sieloff played a solid game delivering thunderous hits in the 2nd and 3rd period.

When Sieloff was rocked by a thunderous hit in the 1st period, Brandon Bollig lived up to his draft day trade expectations and came to his teammates aid.

I only was able to listen to the 3rd period of the game.  During that period I heard Fan 960’s Derek Wills compliment Josh Jooris‘ play using the phrase “his play should him help climb the ladder”.  If that’s true, the fact I never heard Bill Arnold‘s name and the stat sheet showing the “faceoff specialist” finished under 50% in the faceoff circle, then Mr. Arnold would be the man that got knocked down “the ladder”.

Next game is a rematch between our Flames and Iginla’s Avalanche on Tuesday night at the Dome.  It will be interesting to see if Jonas Hiller can play to the bar set by Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio.  It should also be the next time we get to see 1st round draft pick Sam Bennett play again.