SUN Hockey Pool

Flames Report Card

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:39 AM ET

GOALTENDING

# 35 Brent Krahn -- Faced a lot of rubber and was screened on the only shot that got past him. A solid performance.

DEFENCE

#4 Roman Hamrlik -- Spent a lot of time QBing the powerplay and looked comfortable doing it.

#8 Brad Ference -- Will have to show more to earn the seventh spot on the deep Flames defensive corps. Had a late scrap with Nathan Horton.

#21 Andrew Ference -- Did a good job winning battles while shorthanded.

#44 Rhett Warrener -- We would have liked to see one of his patented bone-crunching hits at the blueline but the vet had a quiet night.

#46 Mark Giordano -- A so-so performance from one of the few rookies with a legitimate shot at the NHL roster.

#49 Richie Regehr -- Broke up a 2-on-1 late in the game.

FORWARDS

#15 Byron Ritchie -- Had a little chemistry with centre Jamie Lundmark while playing out of position on the wing.

#17 Eric Godard -- Threw his body around but was also a target for big hits from the Panthers.

#18 Matthew Lombardi -- Tried to make plays but may have been limited by his inexperienced linemates.

#19 Chuck Kobasew -- Opened the scoring and remained a threat all night.

#20 Kristian Huselius -- Back to his typical playmaking self, setting up Kobasew for the opening goal on the powerplay with a pretty pass.

#24 Jamie Lundmark -- Has a passer's vision and often looked to set up linemates Carsen Germyn and Byron Ritchie. Also let a few shots off from in close.

#37 Brandon Prust -- Dropped the gloves with a less-than-enthusiastic Anthony Stewart but wasn't on the radar much.

#39 Carsen Germyn -- Seemed to struggle with one-on-one battles but was at the right place at the right time to pot a powerplay goal in the second.

#41 Dustin Boyd -- Fit in nicely between Huselius and Kobasew, showing a knack for getting to open ice quickly and making plays.

#58 David Moss -- Lacked intensity for a young guy trying to make an impression. May have been a little overwhelmed.

#59 David Van der Gulik -- Doesn't look ready for the NHL level yet.

#62 Kris Chucko -- One of many who will benefit from time in Omaha adapting to the pro game. Memorable moment was sandwiching Anthony Stewart with Brandon Prust.


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