Just amazing how different a game can turn out when both clubs have a goaltender. Amazing. Not that a 5-0 deficit isn’t an interesting way to start a game in California, but tonight a different approach with both a push from the road team to start and a flawless first period goaltending performrance leading way to a much more interesting game.
Did the Flames win? Of course not, they played the highly tuned L.A. Kings readying for a return to the playoffs, but with a steady but not spectacular (he didn’t need that to stand out from the previous evening) Joni Ortio in net the Flamers were full marks for being in it from whistle to whistle in a 3-0 loss to the Kings on Thursday night. A disallowed goal here, a clanging goal post there and things could have been different.