Blues At Flames Morning Thread: Will The Blues Wrap Up The Trip With A Win?

Derek Leung

The last two games of their western Canada trip are winabble, as the Blues showed last night. Can they take care of Kipper and the Flames tonight?

The Blues and the Flames are both on very opposite paths this season. In their last ten games, the Blues are 6-4-0. The Flames? 4-6-0. Mikka Kipprusoff, usually a beacon of reliability on a team that doesn't exactly have a lot of it, has been atrocious this season. He has a 3.54 GAA and a .866 SV% this year. None of the Flames' goaltenders have a save percentage over .900 save for Daniel Taylor, who has played in a whole whopping two games this season. Joey MacDonald is the goalie with a GAA under 3 with a 2.98. They have problems.

Heck, the Flames are so bad that their website only shows the Northwest Division standings and doesn't have the individual stats as an option. So, are they beatable? Duh. Their team has two (two!) players with a positive +/-, Lee Stempniak and Alex Tanguay. I know that +/- is generally a pointless stat, but when you only have two guys who can manage to not be on the ice for every goal allowed, you might want to tighten up your defense.

Jake Allen is back in net last night after Jaroslav Halak's team-record tying 16th shutout as a Blue. There's no reason that the Blues can't get a couple more points tonight. The Blues are in fifth place now. They could be in fourth after a win tonight; they've already beaten the Flames at home 5-2 once this season.

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