The most boring snooze-fest happened this evening in the Pengrowth Saddledome. The game showed very little offense in the first two periods; I think I saw Kipper fall asleep in net a couple of times. The Canucks had two anemic power plays in the first period. The Calgary Flames had a horrible attempt themselves on the powerplay. The only saving grace this game had was that it was the first game for the Canuck's rookie goalie Cory Schneider's as a Canuck goalie. In fact, I would say the highlight of the first period was Henry Burris calling Calgary the sporting capital of Canada. No score in this snorefest 0-0.
The second period was not much better. It began to make me feel like I hope these two teams do not match in the play-offs. Except Schneider was beginning to emerge as an quality NHL goalie. Schneider made quite a few great saves. The Flames do score a power play goal, a great goal by Langkow, to make it 1-0. The Canucks have only taken 10 shots, making this the easiest game for Kipper this season. Schneider's first start is a success so far.
During the third period, the Canucks almost woke up, firing 8 shots in the third period. The problem is they made two major blunders, allowing two 2-on-1's, on which the Flames capitalized. David Moss scores a huge go-ahead goal on a great set-up by Glencross. Moss shoots through the five hole on Schneider's, the only shot Cory could have had. The Canucks score a nice goal on a terrific pass by Hansen to Wellwood, to cut the lead to 2-1. The Flames close out as Iggy makes a terrific pass to Lombo to freeze Schneider, and Lombo scoring an easy empty net goal.