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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Canucks

Saturday, 11.02.2012 / 9:39 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Canucks




SOLID FIRST STANZA FOR CAMMY

Mike Cammalleri notched his first even-strength marker in Flames silks this season at 17:23 after a back-and-forth opening period.

It was his 13th goal of the season, third with the Flames.

Cammalleri led all skaters in shots with four after twenty minutes of play. He accounted for 30 percent of all shots on net.

AHEAD AFTER TWO BUT DOWN A MAN

The Flames were ahead by a score of 2-1 after two periods but their bench was short after Mikael Backlund suffered an upper body injury, taking him out of the game.

The pivot came to linemate Blake Comeau's defence after he was run over by Andrew Alberts. Backlund was injured in the tussle with the defenceman.

Tim Jackman took on Alberts later on in the period, winning the scrap and earning racous cheers from the crowd.

Comeau, who loked dazed after the hit, returned after a few shifts.

YOU'VE BEEN HORAK'D

Roman Horak was recalled on Friday and he did not disappoint in his first game with the Flames since Jan. 24.

The rookie scored his third goal of the season in the second frame, suprising Roberto Luongo with a quick shot in front of the net.

In 43 games this season, Horak has amassed 10 points (three goals, seven helpers).

EXTRA TIME BECOMING THE NORM

After David Booth notched the equalizer at 8:04 of the third period, the game required extra time to decide a winner - something the Flames have become used to as of late.

In their last 12 outings, the Flames have gone to overtime or a shootout in six games. They have won three of those six tilts as Olli Jokinen and Jarome Iginla scored in the shootout on Saturday night.

YEAHHHHHHH BABY!

Hall Of Fame broadcaster Peter Maher called his 3000th game on Saturday night - an accomplishment made even more incredible by the fact that he has never missed a game during his NHL broadcast career!

The Campbellton, NB native started his NHL broadcast career in Toronto in 1971, moving to Calgary in 1981 to cover the Flames.

Everyone in Calgary Flames family sends their heartfelt congratulations to Peter!