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    Default GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    The Alberta portion of the State Fair roadie concludes in Calgary.

    The Canes made a few lineup tweaks against the Oilers and came away with a 5-3 win, built largely on a 3-0 1st period that saw Teravainen score a pair within the first 5 minutes and he and Lindholm score on the PP in the first. Staal added a shortie and Slavin scored in the 3rd. Cam Ward saw his first action and made 48 saves. Peters was happy with the start of the game; the rest of the game, not so much. Martin Necas and Josh Jooris made their season debuts, Necas only played 6:54. Trevor Carrick was recalled from Charlotte but only played 7:32. He was sent back to Charlotte yesterday. We'll see the lineup at the morning skate in a few hours.

    The Flames have been waiting for us since they last played on Saturday, beating Vancouver 5-2. Jaromir Jagr has played 3 games, averaging 13 minutes, recording an assist. Mike Smith has started every game in goal and carries a 2.59 GAA and .929 save %. Eddie Lack has played 12 minutes in relief.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Mike Smith has the lines looking like:

    Teravainen-Staal-Williams
    Aho-Rask-Lindholm
    Skinner-Ryan-McGinn
    Nordstrom-Kruger-Kuokkanen

    Slavin-Pesce
    Faulk-Hanifin
    Fleury-van Riemsdyk

    Darling
    Ward

    I don't like that lineup. I don't like Kuokkanen on a grinding 4th line. I don't like McGinn with Ryan and Skinner. I don't like Necas back in the press box.

    #FreeNecas

    And when this road trip is over #FreeKuokkanen Both of these kids need to be somewhere playing every game. I understand that Stempniak's top 9 spot needs to be filled and we are on the road a long way from home, but when the Canes are back home its time to stop this nonsense. Get these teenagers where they should be, which is not in the press box or on our 4th line.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Agree. This would be better IMO.

    Teravainen-Staal-Williams
    Aho-Rask-Lindholm
    Skinner-Necas-Kuokkanen
    Nordstrom-Kruger-McGinn
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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    This is one I am anxious to see-- should be a good matchup to really see where this team stands. Calgary has been playing solid in all areas and they're getting balanced scoring from their forwards. First real chance to see Tkachuk in action and how Jagr will look. Hoping the Flames will underestimate the Canes, which is always a nice perk to being a Hurricane. I'm also hoping the Hurricanes will be tenancious int heir puck possession and not have as many defensive breakdowns as they did against EDM.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Quote Originally Posted by cmaleski2 View Post
    Mike Smith has the lines looking like:

    Teravainen-Staal-Williams
    Aho-Rask-Lindholm
    Skinner-Ryan-McGinn
    Nordstrom-Kruger-Kuokkanen

    Slavin-Pesce
    Faulk-Hanifin
    Fleury-van Riemsdyk

    Darling
    Ward

    I don't like that lineup. I don't like Kuokkanen on a grinding 4th line. I don't like McGinn with Ryan and Skinner. I don't like Necas back in the press box.

    #FreeNecas

    And when this road trip is over #FreeKuokkanen Both of these kids need to be somewhere playing every game. I understand that Stempniak's top 9 spot needs to be filled and we are on the road a long way from home, but when the Canes are back home its time to stop this nonsense. Get these teenagers where they should be, which is not in the press box or on our 4th line.
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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    TVR was activated from IR and will play tonight.

    Agree on Kuokkanen. If he's not in the top 9, he belongs in Charlotte.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    TSN pre-game indicates the Flames have been in the box a lot and want to work on their discipline. If not, lets hope our PP is ready. Jagr draws in on the first line with Johnny "Hockey" and Sean Monohan.
    Bloody hell Jagr's a Canes killer

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Michael Smith said he had the 4th line wrong. Jooris is at wing, Kuokkanen is sitting again.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Justin Williams 2.0 gets a PP goal at 1:09 of the 3rd, 2-0 good guys. Skinner had the first on a bullet from the circle.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    For the first time since 1997-98 season, the Canes swept Alberta. 2-1 final

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Hopefully they can make one more statement on this road trip in Dallas. Nice road win last night.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    the forecheck effort was just outstanding last night. Flames had very little room to operate. On to Dallas.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Indeed. Stayed up to catch this one, Canes looked very well oiled and tight as a whole forechecking unit. That 4th line and the entire lineup played a much more sound NHL game than what we've seen so far. McGinn actually created some space for Ryan and Skinner on that line and the 4th line dominated posession and created many turnovers. Kruger was very good as was that whole line with Nordstrom and Jooris also putting in excellent efforts.
    I found the big guns on the first two lines mostly silent. Darling was outstanding. He is a wall between the pipes. I'll take the win, great defensive gem all in all. On to Dallas.
    Honestly, at this point I would prefer to go with that line-up and send both Necas and Kuakkanen back to where they once belonged for more seasoning. Charlotte has a log jam of forwards so its not so easy...

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Skinner technically may have had some helpers on his goal, but wow just wow was that an unbelievable single handed play. From his skating and hands and power in that slap shot and the top shelf location wow what a play (do I sound like Trip?).

    The game overall was a real team effort. No passengers on that bench. Everyone was skating and competing and covering for one another. Best total effort I can remember. The Flames fans must have been stunned.

    Now, they have to prove this was not a one-off by doing the same thing in Dallas and then not lay a first-game-back stinker on Tuesday against the Lightning.
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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Quote Originally Posted by JFG View Post
    ...power in that slap shot...
    Ask Versteeg about the power in that slap shot. Skinner nailed him twice in the same sequence, the 2nd time was pretty scary but he came back.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Always interesting to read the enemy press accounts afterward.

    Lot of insights in this Calgary Sun article.
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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Yeah. I wouldn’t chalk 100% of that loss up to Calgary’s lack of discipline but it sure as heck didn’t help. That mess at the end of the period was just childishness by Tkachuk, for sure. I’d be ticked at him too, if the shoe was on the other foot.

    Carolina played a good road game I thought. They kept it simple and played solid territorial hockey. Skinner made it stick with that bomb and the setup to Williams. I liked the lineup better without any kids in the mix at forward. It seemed to take away some of the experimental feel ... in a good way.

    So, carry on boys.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    It's killing me watching these late games, but it's worth it when they play like they did last night. Agree with the comments above, especially regarding Skinner's shot - he must have one of the quickest and sneakiest releases in hockey - and he's damn accurate too!

    Though we don't talk about them much, the 4th line has been outstanding so far this young season. I am particularly impressed with Nordstrom, who seems to be flying to the puck every time he's on the ice.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Honestly, Nordstrom played well after the All Star break last year and then carried that over to a monster performance at the Worlds. He’s been trending towards good for awhile now.

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    Default Re: GDT: Canes @ Flames 10/19 9:00

    Couldn't agree more about Nordstrom. He just might be the fastest skater on the team. Every time I see this streaking blur shooting down the ice I look for the number and sure enough it's #42.

    And last night Jooris was adding power and sand and his hits. Could be a keeper of a unit those 3.
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