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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Kings

Thursday, 19.01.2012 / 10:41 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Kings




BAD BOUNCE FOR THE FLAMES

An unlucky bounce in the Flames zone ended up in the back of the net early in the first period.

Olli Jokinen checked Justin Williams off the puck but it landed right on Dustin Brown's stick. The Kings captain capitalized on the golden opportunity, notching his 13th goal of the season at 3:28.

With his assist, Williams pushed his point streak to six games. He recorded two helpers against the Flames last Saturday.

A PHYSICAL AFFAIR

Both teams played an extremely gritty, physical game and neither hesitated to lay out their opponents with a check.

Through 65:00 of play, the hits were 39-35 in favour of the Kings. Cory Sarich and Jarome Iginla led the Flames with four each while Brown and Trevor Lewis recorded six hits.

TWO MAN ADVANTAGE SQUANDERED

Colin Fraser and Jarret Stoll were banished to the sin bin late in the first period, handing the Flames a 0:41 two man advantage.

Calgary couldn't generate any offence, only landing two shots during the two power plays, and they allowed a great short-handed scoring opportunity when Brown was able to go steaming into the zone and wire a shot on net.

MAKING UP FOR EARLY POWER PLAY WOES

The Kings took a too-many-men penalty at 7:48 of the second period and the Flames were able to make up for their first two lackluster power play opportunities.

With time winding down on the Los Angeles bench minor, Jokinen sent a soft pass across the ice to Iginla. The captain rifled a shot past Jonathan Quick for his 18th goal of the campaign. TJ Brodie earned the secondary helper on the marker.

FORMER KINGS BURN THEIR OLD TEAM

Both Jokinen and Mike Cammalleri were drafted by the Kings and the pair were able to beat Quick in the shootout, leading their club to a 2-1 victory in Los Angeles.