The Calgary Flames are back to the .500 mark after an impressive road victory on Thursday night.
Captain Jarome Iginla notched two goals and one assist in a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena. With the victory, Calgary improves to 5-5-1 and two points back of the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
With all of the experienced veterans that were playing in tonight’s hockey game, and many of them wearing Detroit Red Wing uniforms, it was Iginla who was by far the best player on the ice.
He single handedly dominated the second and third periods, and led all players on the ice with six shots on net.
Curtis Glencross also had a strong night with two assists. Olli Jokinen and Lee Stempniak also scored for the Flames. Miikka Kiprusoff was strong in net with 28 saves, while Anton Babchuk and Scott Hannan were both a +2.
I know the Red Wings haven’t missed the playoffs since 1990, but they will need to play much better to make the postseason in 2011-12. Honestly, they liked look a tired, old hockey team that were slow and didn’t generate enough quality scoring opportunities. What do you think?