Flames love New York

STEVE MACFARLANE

, Last Updated: 8:44 AM ET

NEW YORK -- Young or old -- at least by hockey standards -- the Calgary Flames love New York.

For some, tonight will be their first time playing at Madison Square Garden.

Others, like Craig Conroy, have already made some memories here.

"I got my first goal here against Mike Richter," Conroy recalled of his first appearance in his home state with the Montreal Canadiens.

"My second game was coming in and playing these guys. (Mark) Messier was there, and I loved Messier growing up, so it was a big deal coming in and getting an opportunity.

"Then scoring my first goal that night, that was special. Those are things you'll always remember."

Defenceman Adam Pardy got his first taste of New York on the charter from St. Louis after their win over the Blues.

So did David Moss, who's never been to the city and considers the quick weekend a tease.

"You don't have enough time to do much. It'd be a cool city to come see in the summertime," said Moss.

"I don't know what I'll see. Probably not much, but flying in here was cool. You see the lights and the city.

"Hopefully, I can come back in the summer and enjoy it more."

Planning to see what he could in the afternoon after practice yesterday, Pardy was already a little overwhelmed.

"It's a pretty crazy city. There's a lot going on. It's a lot different than Newfoundland, I'll tell you that," the Bonavista product said with a grin.

"It's nice to see New York. I'll enjoy it today, and tomorrow get ready for the game."


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