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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Red Wings

Thursday, 22.12.2011 / 9:21 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Red Wings





KID LINE MAKES THEIR DEBUT

With Alex Tanguay out of commission, head coach Brent Sutter was forced to shuffle his lines yet again.

He placed the recently recalled Greg Nemisz with Roman Horak and Paul Byron, forming a bonafide kid line.

The trio were given limited minutes, with Horak logging the most time with 9:33 of ice, but showed poise throughout the game.

GLENCROSS GIVES 'ER

Curtis Glencross was absolutely on fire on Thursday night, notching two goals on two shots on net, one hit and one blocked shot in the victory over the Red Wings.

JACKED UP JACKS

The hulking forward seemed to have a bit more jump to his step (we didn't that was possible given his dogged work ethic) and was hitting any Red Wing he could all night.

He also set up the Flames second goal of the evening by sacrificing his body along the boards.

Niklas Kronwall slammed Jackman to the ice at center ice but the winger knifed the puck up to Brendan Morrison.

The veteran went in with Blake Comeau on a two-on-one and Comeau ended up smacking home his second of the season.

MILESTONE NIGHT FOR 'MO

Morrison's assist on Comeau's second period marker was his 400th career helper.

The 36 year-old has played 914 games for six different teams. He has scored 12 goals and 52 points in Flames silks.

DETROIT'S SECOND WIND

The Red Wings played the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night but their legs certainly didn't seem tired in the third period. They scored two goals in the stanza and Henrik Zetterberg nearly evened it up in the last few minutes of the game with a shot off the post.