The Flames got caught snoozing early. Within the first ten minutes of play, Radek Dvorak found the back of the net twice giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead. It was down hill after that for the Flames.
Marty Reasoner picked up both assists on the first two goals. The shots after 20 minutes were 9-6 for the Panthers. The Flames simply couldn't find their legs after that.
The Florida Panthers were able to get on the scoreboard just over four minutes into the game. It was the second goal that came at 7:25 of the first period that stunned Kiprusoff and the Flames.
Dennis Wideman started the play passing up the ice to Marty Reasoner. Reasoner was quick to hand off the puck to Radek Dvorak waiting at the top of the circle. Dvorak fired a slapshot that hit the inside of the post, went off Kiprusoff and into the net.
Panthers: Radek Dvorak opened the scoring for the Panthers just 4:20 into the opening frame. He kept the momentum coming and the Panthers buzzing. Marty Reasoner set up both of Dvorak's goals tonight to keep the Panthers on top of the Flames.
Flames: Brendan Morrison saw 15:06 of ice time tonight in his new winger position. Morrison had four shots on net, had one hit and played 2:18 on the power play.
The Flames are 57 goals shy of 10,000 in franchise history. They are also 38 games away from reaching their 3000th franchise game. With no cancellations, the Flames are set to play their 3000th game on January 3, 2011 against the NY Islanders.
"We have tremendous, tremendous fans in Calgary. They know what they want and what they expect. They have every reason to react the way they did." Brent Sutter on the fan reaction in the 'Dome.
Saturday, Oct 16th vs Edmonton 8:00 PM MT (CBC-HD, FAN 960)
The Oilers head to the 'Dome for the second battle of Alberta meeting this season and the first in Calgary. The Oilers are coming off of a quick trip to Minnesota Thursday night in which they dropped to the Wild 4-2. Puck drops at 8:00 pm MT and will be broadcast on CBC (HD).