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Flames looking to rally after victory over Canucks

The Flames have been trying desperately lately to break the .500 mark and are very close are hopefully one game away from it.

The Flames suffered a rough OT loss to the Wild (2-1) on February 26 after beating them three days prior. The game was slow, and rather boring having only 2 goals scored in regulation time.

The Flames next took on The Colorado Avalanche in Colorado. (Side note: Ironically the during the game the Avalanche matched the Flames offer sheet for Ryan O’Reilly.) The Flames jumped up to an early 3-0 lead in the first by goals from Jay Bouwmeester, Mike Cammalleri, and Jarome Iginla. Iginla posted two tallies in the match. Although the Flames had a great start to the game, their inconsistent play that has plagued them all year took effect. The Avalanche would take full control of the game in the second and third period to finish a glorious 5-4 comeback.

Flames looking to rally after victory over Canucks
DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 28: Members of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate a goal against Goaltender Joey MacDonald #35 of the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center on February 28, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Colorado beat Calgary 5-4.
(Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Luckily, the Flames would bounce back against the third place team in the conference, and division rival Vancouver Canucks. The Flames played solid and were consistent, something that has been lacking all year long. The Final score was 4-2, goals were scored by Mike Cammalleri (2), Lee Stempniak, and Jarome Iginla. The main story of this game was Danny Taylor outplaying Roberto Luongo and picking up his first NHL win.

Bright spots:

Jarome Iginla seems to be coming out of his slow start with five goals in his past four games.

Jay Bouwmeester has seemed to have returned to his old offensive ways with four goals, and seven assists to start the year.

Jiri Hudler is fitting in nicely with the flames as he has 15 points to kick off the year in 17 games.

In Other News:

Mikka Kiprusoff says he is feeling good and is close to returning, but no date was given.

The Flames take on the  on the San Jose Sharks Wednesday, March 6th at the Scotiabank Sattledome in Calgary at 930pmET.

Dawson Drolet

Dawson Drolet

I have been an insanely intense fan of the Calgary Flames for as long as I can remember. Hockey is a huge part of my life and always has been. Every morning I wake up and watch one of three television shows. Those three shows consist of "That's Hockey", "Sportscenter" and "Sportsnet Connected." All day I am constantly glued my phone checking twitter updates for any breaking news or reading article after article on various sports apps. I will rarely go a day with out getting my hockey fix. I am not only one of the most passionate and opinionated Calgary Flames fans you will ever meet, but an extremely engaged hockey fan also.
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