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Raanta, Coyotes Down Flames


NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

I’m going to try and keep this recap fairly brief because that was a pretty terrible game and I’m pretty sure nobody watched/cared anyways. Here are my observations from the game.

  • The Coyotes got ahead early with a classic Flames goal against as a defensive turnover allowed for the Coyotes to get a weak shot through that was deflected and beat Gillies
  • The Flames pushed pretty hard after the goal but couldn’t get anything past Raanta
  • The Coyotes extended their lead late in the period when Kevin Connauton put a nice wrist shot on net that got through the traffic in front and right into the top corner.
  • An early goal in the second period made it 3-0 when Gillies made the original save but then the puck somehow hit Rasmus Andersson and went in. But who would expect anything different?
  • Nick Shore got the Flames on the board with a goal midway through the period, it was his first as a Flame.
  • Calgary pushed really hard the rest of the game but as we’ve seen all year, they just couldn’t get a clutch goal on home ice to get back in the game.
  • A late Coyotes goal sealed it

Player Observations

  • Spencer Foo looked really good once again tonight as he was creating numerous chances but couldn’t score. He had 7 shots during the game (maybe he’s ready to be a Flame after all)
  • Jon Gillies had another rough night in net for Calgary
  • Antti Raanta is really good
  • Nick Shore and Curtis Lazar had some nice flashes together
  • Backlund, Frolik, Brouwer, Stone, and Kulak were all -3

Flame of the Game

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Spencer Foo (F): Seriously he looked really good tonight, seems like he has a very good chance to make the team next year if they don’t populate the roster with a plethora of Troy Brouwers again

2 more games left, thank goodness.