Sunday, April 22, 2007

Game 6: Flames 1 Red Wings 2 (2 OT)

What the hell. Since I have my laptop and the Flames/Wings game in front of me, I may as well do a live period-by-period report about it. I don't really like the Flames at all, but I am hoping that somehow they can force this series to 7 games and knock the piece of dung Red Wings out of the playoffs. I do, after all, hate Detroit, and don't mind seeing any or all of the Canadian teams advance. As long as it's not at the Canucks' expense!

1st Period

-All this talk about "Ooo, Hasek hasn't played back-to-back games, blah blah." Give me a break. It means absolutely nothing!
-The team that scores first in this series has won every game.
-As usual, the Flames come out firing at home and are physically dominant. Regardless, the Wings are keeping their composure, and badly outshooting the Flames.
-Over half way through the 1st , Giordano took a Matthieu Schnieder slapper in the head. He was bleeding pretty good, but he got up after a couple of minutes.
-2:45 left and Daymond Langkow takes a stupid tripping penalty. Uh-oh. I smell a goal...

-Nope. Kipper sells it when Holmstrom bumps him and the refs bite. As soon as the 4-on-4 ends, the Flames press hard on the PP and can't beat Hasek. That was basically the first bit of sustained pressure by the Flames in the 1st period.

Shots on goal after 1: Wings 13 Flames 4.

Period 2

-In Calgary, they have a captain that comes through for them. 4 minutes in, Iginla wrists a shot through traffic and past Hasek. There's the first goal! Now let's see if the Flames can handle the upcoming Detroit onslaught.
-Actually, the Wings give up 2 odd man rushes and it's Calgary that presses after scoring. Too bad they couldn't bury their 3-on-1 chance.
-Moments later, they have another 3-on-1 in close and Hasek saves the day in Hasekian fashion. Wow, the Wings are falling apart!

-You know, I still don't understand all the Kipper-bashing I hear. He's been terrific. He just has a team that hangs him out to dry on many occasions. Tonight he is the difference so far.
-At 16:54, Robert Lang takes a chippy pass from Bertuzzi, charges in and blasts a shot past Kipper. Well, that wasn't pretty. Maybe I should take my Kipper comments back.... Now the Wings have the momentum. Kipper stops a breakaway chance moments later. Jeeziz!

Shots on goal in the 2nd: Wings 15 Flames 7.
Total so far: 28-11 Wings. Holy sheep shit!

Period 3

-There are not a lot of penalties in this game, almost suprisingly, considering the end of Game 5. Only 1 penalty apiece.
-It seems like there is a lot of nervous anxiety at the Saddledome right now. Both teams are being cautious throughout the first half of the 3rd.
-Under 5 minutes left and the game opens up. Hasek makes about 3 glorious stops and then Chris "Geezer" Chelios breaks in alone on Kipper on a broken 2-on-1 and can't beat Kipper. Wow and WTF???
-To quote Temujin, who's watching the game with me, "the stench of feces is rising in the Saddledome as the thousands of Flames fans just crapped their pants." This of course relating to Daniel Cleary hitting the post with 1:16 left in the 3rd. The Flames are on their heels as this game goes into OT.
-I just don't want to see Bertuzzi bag the winner. Please God no!!!!!

Shots in the 3rd Period: Wings 9 Flames 4.
Total shots so far: 37-15. Unfuckingreal.

1st Overtime

-Bertuzzi takes a penalty right away. Oh, could he please be the goat? Nope. No dice.
-You get the feeling that Calgary isn't going to win this one. It would be a travesty if they didn't considering the shots on goal and their dominance.
-Oh boy. Conroy just high sticked Holmstrom and gets a double minor for it.
-Matt N, you must be sweating right now.....
-Hamrlik just saved the day by clearing the puck out of the crease. Hanzen Franzen almost tapped that in. Moments later Kipper stones Zetterberg and saves the day again.
-The shots are 50-18 right now. Double minor is over. Conroy, you better bag one.
-Enough interference on Iginla already. Lang gets a penalty. Flames' PP sucks until Moss has a wide open net to shoot at and puts it over the net!!!

Shots in the 1st OT: Wings 17 Flames 5
Total so far: 54-20. Hey, maybe Kipper will beat Luongo's record of shots against in one game.

2nd Overtime

-The Flames are just hanging on here. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it before: such a one-sided game that goes at least 2 overtimes.
-And there it is! Johan "Fuckface" Franzen scores the winner over Kipper's arm only a few minutes in. What a bullet. Chants of 'Kipper' arise after the shock lifts from the fans.

That's it folks. The Flames had no reason being in it anyway.
Final shots: 55-21. Fire the damned coach!


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At April 23, 2007 at 7:27 AM , Anonymous Matt said...

Well, no surprise there. I did predict the outcome. Flames seem to always be eliminated in OT. They had no business being in OT in the first place.

Time to clean house. I say everyone except Kipper is open to being moved. Can Iginla lead this team?

Lots of people calling for Playfair to be axed. I dont think he was the problem, but I dont think he is a great coach. I like what Vigneault did calling out his players in the media. Playfair just doesn't seem to have much emotion.

Just a very disappointing season all around.

 
At April 23, 2007 at 10:41 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I still like Iginla as the captain. He's better than Naslund!!!
He just needs to be surrounded by the right guys, and I guess Langkow and Tanguay just aren't it.
I atill feel bad for Kipper today. It was almost as if he didn't wanna go golfing and the rest of his team did. A travesty.
I laughed at Playfair in his post game. He got all pissed off at reporters saying the Flames weren't in it. He said, "you know, we did have about 3 good chances to win that game." Hahaha! Yeah, and Detroit had about 52 chances you fucking tit!
I think the Flames just need a better coach, and perhaps lose Tanguay, who I wasn't impressed with. The core of the team like Giordano and Lombardi, Phaneuf are awesome.
The Flames should be more competitive next year with a personnel tweak.
By the way, I do blame coaching when a team can't win on the road. That is an issue of team character.

 

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