February 6, 2013
Flames' Taylor gets another NHL crack
By RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was 20 minutes of action Danny Taylor can’t forget.
And those 20 minutes have driven the newest Calgary Flames goalie to persevere towards another chance.
Late in the 2007-08 NHL season, Taylor — then 21 years old — lived the dream of playing in the bigs.
During an afternoon game with the Los Angeles Kings, he was serving as backup to Erik Ersberg. The Kings were down 5-1 after two periods, and coach Marc Crawford addressed the team just before the third period.
“He rattled off a bunch of things we had to do and start doing better, and in between, (Crawford) said, ‘Taylor, you’re gonna go in there.’ I heard him but didn’t really and looked to my left and right, ‘Did he say what I think he said,’ ” Taylor recalled Wednesday evening upon joining the Flames in Ohio, just in time for Thursday night’s tilt against the host Columbus Blue Jackets (5 p.m., Sportsnet West).