Game 82 Recap: Clear Eyes

ANAHEIM CA - DECEMBER 10: Jerome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames receives high fives from the bench after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks in the third period at the Honda Center on December 10 2010 in Anaheim California. The Ducks defeated the Flames 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ten Thoughts

-Nice to see Akim Aliu get his first and second career goals today, even if both were extremely lucky. I'm not sure he's an NHLer, even at replacement-level, but it's a good story.

-Mike Cammalleri fishing Aliu's first goal out of the net was a pretty good demonstration of why everyone loves him. He had 19 points in 28 games with the Flames this year, with 11 of those being goals.

-Good for Henrik Karlsson getting his first win of the season. A real tough year for the guy, and likely the last time he suits up for the Flames.

-Jonas Hiller had quite the game to forget today, with 3 of the goals against him going in the "absolutely brutal" category. At least no one will remember it.

-It's possible today might've been Teemu Selanne's last game ever. What a treat to see one of the all-time greats as much as we do. I hope he comes back, but every year that seems less and less likely.

-That sequence of penalties about half way through the second period was just sublime...4 calls against in the span of about 5 minutes, two of which were bunk and a disallowed goal was the result of it.

-Those clapper things were super annoying.

-Jay Bouwmeester just can't win. People complain when he doesn't score, people complain when he scores. He's never going to be viewed positively by the fans here.

-Certainly a disappointing season, but it's nice that we got to see a win to finish it off...unlike what has happened the past couple of years.

-Big thanks to everyone who's stopped by this season, whether it was just to read or to comment. We appreciate each and every one of you.

Three Stars

1. Akim Aliu

2. Bobby Ryan

3. Henrik Karlsson

Lastly...

Last one out, hit the lights.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Matchsticks and Gasoline

You must be a member of Matchsticks and Gasoline to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Matchsticks and Gasoline. You should read them.

Join Matchsticks and Gasoline

You must be a member of Matchsticks and Gasoline to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Matchsticks and Gasoline. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker