Flames Game Review

STEVE MACFARLANE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:56 AM ET

REPORT CARD

OVERALL: B

OFFENCE: A

DEFENCE: B

GOALTENDING: B

POWERPLAY: C-

PENALTY KILL: D

WHY FLAMES WON

Timely goaltending and a long individual effort by Dion Phaneuf -- we're talking an end-to-end-plus rush that started with a long loop from his own blueline and around the net before potting the winner with a quick release -- saved the Flames in spite of their lack of discipline.

UNSUNG HERO

Jay Bouwmeester scored his first goal as a Flame, and added an assist, but most importantly was out there in every situation quietly making things happen.

SAVE OF THE GAME

Dying seconds of the middle frame, the Jackets enjoying a five-on-three advantage, and old friend Anton Stralman with a prime opportunity to smack home a one-timer with the score 4-3 Flames -- and Miikka Kiprusoff slides across his crease in time to deny the former Flame the tying goal.

WHAT IT MEANS

A little revenge for last week's loss in Columbus, and a second-straight victory for the Flames to join the Colorado Avalanche atop the Northwest.

UP NEXT

SATURDAY -- Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames, 8 p.m., CBC, Fan 960.


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