Sunday, February 3, 2008

flames v. dallas: post-game

i'm watchin' the habs play my rangers as i write and i've got to say, it would be a very nice time to be a canadiens fan... this team is a scoring machine and huet is looking unbeatable, for the most part. also, i would like to point out that dubinsky is making a good argument for a calder nom, even though one of the blackhawks' youngsters will still probably take home the hardware.

but i digress....

the flames looked pretty sloppy v. dallas last night, though it did seem like the ice was shockingly bad. still, the stars didn't need that excuse to pot a couple goals and hold the flames to a single tally. turco was in fine form and there was an epic amount of hustle from the guys wearing white.

with no scoring coming from anywhere in the second period, keenan et al. started switching up lines: he played tanguay on the wing with langkow and iginla, and moved huselius onto a line with lombardi and moss ---to no avail. kipper looked mostly solid, though the second stars' goal was a bit of a softie.... i dunno. it was hardly the flames' best outing of the season, though it was nowhere near the worst, either.

it'll be interesting to see what, if any, of these changes stick for the oilers game tomorrow. hopefully the flames won't take the matchup too likely as we really need the two points, and the greasers would certainly love to play spoiler (and we know they can if garon/rollie choose to step it up).

7 comments:

HG said...

I think maybe you should have worn your jersey.

MetroGnome said...

I thought the boys pretty much outplayed Dallas for the most part. the Stars, and Turco in particluar, seemed to have horseshoes up the butt. I bet you Hagman could take that shot 100 more times and not score that goal again.

Oh well, can't win 'em all. Jarome really needs to turn things around though...this scoreless drought is getting silly.

walkinvisible said...

maybe it's where i was sitting but there seemed to be a lot of errant passes, puck bobbling, and falling (all could be attributed to bad ice). dallas was winning alot of the battles, though, and making warrener and hale look like clowns.

and HG ?? maybe you should've worn your SENS jersey !!!! ;) x

hellohockeyfans said...

...and making warrener and hale look like clowns.

Well, yes, but ANYONE can do that.

Dallas won some battles, but there was a lot of hooking and tackling going on...there's a reason the PPs were 7-1 in favor of the Flames. I also had the benefit of replays and rewinding at home, which helped show how close the Flames came on numerous occasions to scoring, only to have the puck bounce at the wrong time, hit a post, dribble past through the crease, etc.

Oh well. As long as we cream the Oil tonight...

Rob said...

ScoreCoff is out! That removes the majority of the Oilers offensive threat. Does this mean that Shremp is gonna play?

walkinvisible said...

if schremp is playing, then kipper should get to wear the massive lacrosse padding...

who's excited to see CUJO TOMORROW !!!!!!!!!??!??!

that'd be me. cujo vs. the dogs. fuck, i should start writing that one now.

MetroGnome said...

I think the old man might be playing tonight.