On New Year's Day
The Flames did play
In Nashville, Tennessee
They arrived at the rink
Their game, it did stink
Their road trip soon to be 0 and 3
One might think
Their luck would sync
With the flick of a calendar page
But not too long
After the opening song
They would begin to show their age
Before four minutes were through
Jarome Iginla blew
The puck past Pekka Rinne
Prepare the shrine!
But it would not be the Captain's day
Two quick goals put the Flames behind
Double that, and they were in a bind
The team was taking a greater wallop
Than Cory Sarich's once-full wallet
After a short and feeble bout
Brendan Morrison would shout
200! Hey look at me!
Our goalie took a nose dive
Our best defenceman's -5
But I can score on one good knee!
And without a doubt
How could we leave out
Olli Jokinen's 1000th game?
Now he has hair
But still inspires us to swear
Like when he first became a Flame
Twenty shots on goal
Won't cause your opponents to roll
And tremble in their skates with fear
But it might lull your fans to sleep
And cause them to weep
On the first day of this New Year.