Monday, February 25, 2008

Flames blaze their trail to the top of the Northwest

The overcrowded upper reaches of the Northwest division have a solitary leader heading into Monday morning, the Calgary Flames winners of their last four games jumped to the top of the standings in the Northwest with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild in front of a disappointed St. Paul, Minnesota crowd.

The Flames despite being out shot by a ridiculous margin of 108-60 in their last three games, have counted the only statistic that really matters, six points for wins.

Once again, the key to the Flames victory belongs to Miikka Kiprusoff, who shut down the Wild, as he stopped all but one of the 38 shots directed his way in Sunday’s game.

While he’s holding up his end of the deal, his team mates continue to struggle on the offence, winning most of their games in “ugly fashion”, not much for the highlight reels but more than enough for the paying customers at home who are starting to believe that this years edition has what it takes for a lengthy playoff run.

With wins in six of their last eight and spectacular goal tending almost every night lately, it would be hard to argue with anyone wearing a flaming C these days

Globe and Mail--Top notch win for Flames
Calgary Herald--Kiprusoff carries Flames into first
Calgary Sun--Xcel-lent victory takes first
National Post--Flames take over top spot in Northwest
Photo from National Post website

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