Flames Game Review

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:00 AM ET

CALGARY FLAMES (3-0-0) 4

MONTREAL CANADIENS (2-1-0) 3

REPORT CARD

OVERALL: B+

OFFENCE: B+

DEFENCE: B

GOALTENDING: B

POWERPLAY: A

WHY FLAMES WON

Their energy line of Eric Nystrom, Fredrik Sjostrom and Brandon Prust was better than any other unit for either team.

SAVE OF THE GAME

Right after Calgary took a 4-3 lead, goalie Miikka Kiprusoff stopped Brian Gionta from point-blank range.

HIT OF THE GAME

Montreal's Max Pacioretty glanced down at the puck just as he crossed the blueline and entered the Calgary zone. It was a bad idea. Adam Pardy stepped up and drilled him.

WHAT IT MEANS

Calgary boasts a 3-0-0 record for the first time since the 1993-94 season.

SCRATCHES

CALGARY -- D Cory Sarich (foot), RW Brian McGrattan (shoulder), C Jason Jaffray.

MONTREAL -- D Andrei Markov (ankle), D Ryan O'Byrne (knee), Glen Metropolit (ribs), RW Matt D'Agostini.

UP NEXT

Tomorrow: Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet, FAN960.


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