March 4, 2013
Calgary Flames lights out in whiteout

Calgary Flames Jarome Iginla celebrates with teammates Jiri Hudler and Mike Cammalleri after his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during NHL hockey in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, March 3, 2013. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

Hey, everybody loves a snow day.

The Calgary Flames especially love the fluffy white stuff after Sunday’s 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

Needing a victory to snap their latest losing skid, the Flames were given every advantage they could possibly ask for amidst the snow storm which besieged the city until mid-day.

The Canucks, already having played the night before, couldn’t make their trip over the Rocky Mountains immediately after beating the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night because of an icy runway in Calgary.

Then, because the snowfall caused havoc at the airport until around 2 p.m., the Canucks couldn’t arrive at the Saddledome until a couple of hours before puck drop.

The hosts simply made the most of the situation.