Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tampa in C-Town

Tampa is in Calgary tonight against the Flames.

The Flamers have been on a 5 game win streak. And Iggy is 1 point away from matching the Theo Fleury's club record for the Flames of 830 points. AND Mike Cammalleri has 32 goals.


As someone who has had to watch a lot of the Flames, they will be even harder to beat since Iginla is trying to break a record. You'll see the Flames make their best effort to help their captain tie, then beat Fleury's record. Count on it.

The last 4 games that the bolts have played against the Flames, since we beat them in 7 games for the 2004 Stanley Cup, have ended up being split between the two teams. But obviously this year, the Flames are the Northwest Division leaders and we are out of the playoff race.

I don't have a lot of hope here for the boys. But I hope that they put up a good effort like we saw on Friday against the Canucks. Though if Kipp has an off night, anything can happen.

-On a positive note, the defensive play has gotten hugely better when we compare the Edmonton game to the Vancouver game. They brought down the shots on goal from 45 to 25.

-Ramo is expected to make his 4th consecutive start in goal

-I'm more optimistic about the next 3 game homestand, starting with the Pens on Tuesday, followed by the Blues and the Canes.

-Will Gary Roberts end up in Calgary at trade deadline day?

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