mark giordano scores the most wickedest goal all by himself at 5:50 of the first period. he ends the night with the goal and an assist, +1, 4 shots, 1 giveaway, 1 takeaway, 3 blocked shots and 2 attempts blocked.
in the fifteen-or-so seconds that followed gio's inaugural goal, i got the following texts:
"is today like christmas for you ?"
"wow, that was a sick move. atta boy gio"
"go gio !"
the first period, the flames looked unstoppable. really awesome forecheck and strong, hard passing. the second was a letdown and they held on for a win in the third. i admit i didn't pay too close attention to the game (i was out at the bar) but it was nice to see the team start the year out right. i expected a shootout loss....
in other flames news, it seems that rhett warrener will be out looking for future allstars who can lay their sticks on the ice in attempt to stop a cross-crease pass.... he joins the flames scouting staff (cause we need more scouts) and will "work closely" with duane and ron sutter in "identifying professional talent as well as assisting with the development process of prospects currently in the organization." which is basically press-releasespeak for "rhettro's bowl-a-rama will continue into the forseeable future."