Fuelled by rock 'n' roll

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 3:58 PM ET


 The Calgary Flames might want to check out a concert at some point during the Stanley Cup final.

 Rock shows have proven to be a lucky charm so far.

 About half of the team attended Metallica's concert prior to ushering the Detroit Red Wings out the door. Aerosmith watched Calgary eliminate San Jose in Game 6 at the 'Dome a night before rocking the house. Winger Chris Simon said he wasn't sure if he and his teammates would be seeking out any musical motivation in the final.

 "It was really nice to see Aerosmith come to the game," Simon said of the veteran band that received a loud ovation from Flames fans. "We were just hanging out having dinner and a few of the boys had some tickets so we went to the show and had a great time."

 Simon used the better part of last week to heal up a few bumps and bruises. Players will play through almost any kind of pain in the Stanley Cup final. But the extra rest certainly didn't hurt.

 "Any playoff game is hard on the body," Simon said. "But at this time of the year, it doesn't matter how many games you have to play. You have so much adrenalin that it takes over any tiredness or soreness. That all goes out the door once you get out on the ice. But I think it was huge for certain guys on the team to get some rest."


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