I predicted doom and gloom yesterday, especially if Iginla was reunited with Olli Jokinen on the top line. I figured AV would target that trio with the Sedins and, based on the season thus far, it would be slaughter in favor of the glimmer twins. Especially with Calgary breezing in on the second night of a B2B.
Fortunately, I was wrong. Iggy awoke and had one of his best games of the season, carrying the top line with the kind of aplomb that would have been normal nightly a couple of years ago. With Langkow and Bourque continuing to be quality on the second unit, the Flames outshot and outchanced an excellent opponent by a large amount on home ice. Had they brought that kind of game against the Blue Jackets just a night earlier, they would have run the bad guys right out of the Dome.
The third unit wasn't all that hot again, although their scoring chance differential was superior to their corsi rates. The PP continues to look completely flaccid and Regehr is skating like Rhett Warrener, but those are minor complaints after such an impressive all around performance. One wonders where that sort of fire has been hiding the last few games.