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Just when you start to think the Flames aren’t going to be rewarded for their domination, the tide turns and the C of Love get the much needed 2 points. While I should acknowledge the fellas squandered a 2-0 lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs of Toronto on Saturday and were handed a 3-2 loss, Tuesday night’s edition roared back in the final half of period 3 and scored 2 on Double D Dubnyk and won 2-1 at the ScotiaBank Saddledome.

Hater Nation may say that the Flames got lucky at the end , while others with a penchant for Flames hockey can simply state that things are right in the world. The young, stubble-starved, miscreants from Edmonton indeed have potential.. Their skills are on the rise but many times during the game they looked close to being shattered like China Dolls whenever it was time for the Sarich’s, Glencross’s, and Jackman’s to rub them out. The nouveau NHL has everyone on edge to lay out the big hits, perhaps to these young future “stars” advantage. Regardless it was a tale that one hasn’t seen alot this season. The faceoff circle was impressive, Jokinen was flying and the guys took only one bad penalty, (Jackman trying to smooth out Barker’s whiskey-snout in the the 1st). More importantly, the results were shown as Jay Bo and Tangs tickled the twine late, stealing victory from the jaws of defeat.
Another positive sign was the play of B-Mo Brenden Morrison. His first game of the year, Mo showed little rust and he will definitely help at both ends of the rink., as well as in the faceoff circle. Roman Horak and Tom Kosto were the healthy scratches up front. Not sure what the Flames masterminds will do but novice speculation can see RNH (Roman Name Horak) may be better served with the Heat of Abbotsford if need be. PL3 will see spot duty at best.
Miikka Kiprusoff was out of this world when needed tonite. Many say that he should be traded and the time is right for such a deal. Well folks the fact is he is a true gem, with wonderfully candid post-game interviews that the Flames can’t really move forward without. Plus, Miikka loves the fishing at the Calaway Park, we can’t take that away from him.
While the boys in red are indeed bigger, stronger, and more experienced, the battles ending with blue and orange flying bodies was a real indicator of the game’s domination. At times they looked like the Flames circa 2001 when they couldn’t get the puck out of their end but Kipper was up to the task..
We will tiptoe around the David Moss-on-the-1st-line topic for the time being but one can see Mo perhaps getting a shot with Tangs and Jarome sooner than later. 

Enjoying another Win over Dudville:

Scooter Otto

P.S. If any of you have any Oiler fans in your circle of friends, please get them a wine cooler (their drink of choice) and tell them brighter days are ahead!

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Oilers fans already know brighter days are ahead and yesterday’s game showed that. The Flames are supposed to be a “playoff contending team”. The Oilers are not. However it took the Flames 55 mins yesterday to score? Against a team that played the night before? Against a team that is missing 3 of their top 6 forwards in Hall, Hemsky and Gagner?

Hater nation can’t wait until the end of this year when the Flames don’t make the playoffs, have 12 UFAs and totally blow up this team.

Posted by Flame On on 10/19/11 at 01:14 PM ET

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Wow, you make a one goal close game sound like a whipping out behind the corral.  What game were you watching?

To me it looked like a young , tired , inexperienced team gave Calgary everything they could handle.

They also played it smart as they tried to play hockey, not crosscheck people in the face and take runs at everything that moved. The look on Jackmans face was priceless, “but ref, it was just a little crosscheck and he’s not bleeding so it should be OK”

Go ahead and pump your chest crowing about the big , bad Flames beating up on the kids. The Flames will not make the playoffs and this is all you have to brag about.  Take a deep breath and enjoy , just don’t look too hard at the standings as you might actually wake up and the view isn’t pretty.

Posted by Go Oilers on 10/19/11 at 01:36 PM ET

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But, but, but, Hall had the HIV or the Herp, it doesn’t count!!!

Posted by Breb on 10/19/11 at 01:53 PM ET

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Bottom line is it’s 2 point for the Flames. It was ugly….not nearly as pretty as the win in Montreal but anytime you can steal 2 points from a division rival is a good thing.

Posted by lordhogie from Calgary on 10/19/11 at 06:17 PM ET

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