Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Battle of Western Canada Last Night

Calgary Played Washington and won 2-1. The first goal by the Flames was trickling across the line, and Bertuzzi almost touched it to add his 6th goal in 6 games, but it crossed the line before he could leave the mark on the scoreboard. Iginla got credit for the goal, which gives him 2 on the season.

Interestingly enough, BErtuzzi is a -4 and Iginla is a -6. This makes sense, considering many of their goals are scored on the powerplay, and don't factor into the +/- differential. But it seems like some better defensive play is going to be needed from these lines. Also, Bertuzzi is going to have to score 2 goals next game, to stay on his pace to be the first player to score 50 goals in 50 games since Brett Hull did it in 1990-91.

Canucks lost 4-2 to Columbus. The only silver lining is Bieksa looked great. He had a great fight and a goal. Two years ago, Bieksa looked like he might develop into a Phaneuf, but last year he was plagued by injuries, and when he did play he blew chunks. So far this season he has not been great, but by stepping up his physical game he might find himself more capable of getting his mental edge back. check out this fight, it is going to be a favorite on

Luongo only let in 3 goals, because one of columbus's goals was scored on an empty net. On 32 shots he had 29 saves. These are pretty good numbers. But he still let in 2 goals in the first 10 minutes, and this is hard for a team to recover from.

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