Fall In Overtime
period goal by Drury gives Flames point
October 22nd, 2002
|OT Loss: Flames force OT
only to lose in the extra session.
The plan, essentially backfired.
Start your back up goaltender, Jamie McLennan in Detroit - a game
that is difficult to win under any circumstances.
Then come back with your ace in the seocnd night of back to back
games against Minnestoa to secure a 2-1-0 road trip and two key wins
against teams that Calgary has to beat.
Hey ... it could be worse.
Trailing 3-2 going into the third period, the Flames were in jeopardy
of leaving Minnesota completely empty handed ... again.
That's before the heroics of new Flames Chris Drury, who jumped on
some Martin Gelinas crease trash, sending the game into an extra stanza.
The Flames gained and lost the lead twice in the first period.
First Stephane Yelle opened the scoring, finally securing his first
of the season and 1st as a Flame. On the play Wild stopper Manny
Fernandez was late getting across the net on a Chris Clark slapper that
missed the net, giving Yelle a wide open net. He wouldn't miss.
The Wild tied it on a goal that Roman Turek would likely love to have
back. Bill Muckalt took a pass from Antti Laaksonen and slid a weak back
hand through his legs tying the score.
Six minutes later the Flames were back for more when Marc Savard
converted a deft Jarome Iginla set up to score his first of the season,
giving the visitors a 2-1 lead.
The Flames then proceeded to get into penalty trouble when Rob
Niedermayer and Bob Boughner were both whistled down near the end of the
Using the two man advantage effectively, Marian Gaborik beat Turek
high to tie the score going into the second.
The Wild secured the only goal of the second period when Antti
Laaksonen scored to put the Wild up a goal, setting up Drury's third
period tying goal. Turek was left flat footed on this one, beat high
short side from a tough angle.
In overtime, Iginla was afforded a great chance to win the contest
earlier but fired a slapper off the short side post.
Later on the same shift, Martin Gelinas was nabbed for high sticking,
sending the Wild on the powerplay once again.
With the advantage Cliff Ronning converted a cross crease rebound to
win the game for the home side.
The overtime loss gives the Flames a 2-3-1-1 record on the season,
and three points on the three game Western Conference road trip.
The Flames now have a 0-2-1-0 record at home, and a 2-1-0-1 record
away from the Saddledome.
The Flames host the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.