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Flames Come to the Madhouse



A few comments on last night's contest with the Kings… Simply put…Frolik was the Ironman last night and it proved that Captain tazer can make anyone look good except for Carbomb. The Blackhawks however failed again to close out a game for the second time in a row. Shaw should of sat out as it was clearly evident that he still had flu like symptoms. Missing…The Chicago Police Dept have issued APB's for Bolland, Stalberg, Krugs, Bicks and the Blackhawks power play. The bigger and more physical Kings forechecked the hell out of the Blackhawks last night and why not, they knew the Hawks are not a physical team. From the Bollig fight on, the Kings outshot the Hawks 28-14. Some are saying that the Blackhawks are missing Hossa and Sharpie and in my opinion that is simply not the case. The Blackhawks scored 4 goals last night and on any other night 4 goals should be enough to secure a victory. The reason they have lost two straight is that the Ducks and Kings are built for the playoffs using their physical play and the forecheck to wear down and an opponent where as the Blackhawks are a finesse team built on speed for the regular season. I hope this changes by April 3!

Tonight the Blackhawks look to break a two game losing streak as the the Flames visit the Madhouse. The Flames ended a three-game slide this past Sunday with a 3-2 victory over the Blues. Jarome Iginla scored to snap a third-period tie for the victory and Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves. Kiprusoff, whose 3.43 goals-against average is one of the NHL's worst marks, had a rare outstanding performance. He has posted a ghastly 4.54 GAA in the last 11 games played at the Madhouse and he is expected to start in net tonight.

Tonight's Expected Lineup:


Saad Tazer Frolik

Hayes Rat Kaner

Bicks Shaw Stalberg

Bollig Krugs Mayers


Keith Seabs

Hammer O-do-ya

Rozsival Ledpipe



Iggy update:

Word today is that the Pens are back into the running in the Jarome Iginla Sweepstakes. While being interviewed last night, Penquins GM Ray Shero confirmed that the Pens are still in on Iggy. Other news indicates that the Flames are askoing way to much for his services. With that said the Hawks appear to have stepped back and a major deal could be brewing between the Hawks and the Islanders. Reports coming out of New York have stated that the Hawks have been scouting the Islanders winger Matt Martin. Stay Tuned.

Did you know?

1) The Flames are 0-10-1 in their last 11 visits to the Madhouse



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