LIVE GAME BLOG: Flames at Capitals
Minute-by-minute updates from Calgary's season opener vs. Washington
SHOTS: CGY 39 - WSH 39
The Calgary Flames open the 2013-14 regular season tonight in Washington against The Capitals at The Verizon Center.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Flames:
Glencross- Stajan- Stempniak
Galiardi- Backlund- Hudler
Baertschi- Monahan- Jones
Bouma- Street- McGrattan
20:00: The puck has dropped and the 2013-14 season is now underway!
17:14:The Flames survive an early surge from the Capitals. Ramo looks calm and collected to keep the game scoreless | CGY 0, WSH 0
14:42: Flames GOAL! - David Jones with a beauty snipe in the top shelf gives the Flames an early 1-0 lead! Sean Monahan collects his first NHL point with an assist on the play! | CGY 1, WSH 0
11:38: Lance Bouma with an awkward check on Jack Hillen who goes down with an obvious knee injury. Tom Wilson from the Caps responds as him and Bouma engage in a spirted tilt. | CGY 1, WSH 0
10:33: Kris Russell and Alex Ovechkin exchange jabs and as a result they're both whistled for minor infractions | CGY 1, WSH 0
09:47: FlameGOAL! - Lee Stempniak grabs a hold of a rebound from Dennis Wideman's point shot to give the Flames a 2-0 lead! Widman and Backlund with helpers. | CGY 2, WSH 0
03:38: Flames GOAL! - With Karl Alzner serving a penalty for interference, Jiri Hudler slaps a shot from the point and it eludes a screeened Brayden Holtby and the Flames take a 3-0 lead! Brodie and Giordano with assists. | CGY 3, WSH 0
03:38: Goaltender change - After allowing 3 goals on 8 shits, Braden Holtby is chased from the Caps goal. Neuvirth enters the net in relief. | CGY 3, WSH 0
20:00: The puck has dropped for the second period
17:14: Karri Ramo makes a solid save on Ovechkin. The Caps forward toe-drags the puck to an open area and snaps one that Ramo just catches a peice of. The play is reviewed and called "no-goal" | CGY 3, WSH 0
14:39: Carrick is whilstled for hooking on Hudler and The Flames go on their second powerplay of the game. | CGY 3, WSH 0
13:30: Tyler Carrick steps out of the penalty box and is sprung on a clear-cut breakaway. he beats Ramo on a forehand deke to get the Caps on the board.. | CGY 3, WSH 1
11:55: Flames GOAL! - Lance Bouma takes advantage of relentless forechecking by Ben Street and Brian McGrattan. Bouma deposits the pass from McGrattan into a yawning cage. Street and McGrattan with assists. | CGY 4 WSH 1
08:36: Captials Goal - With David Jones in the sin bin for high-sticking, Alex Ovechkin one-times a blast that beats Ramo. | CGY 4 WSH 2
04:35: Captials Goal - Alex Ovechkin zips a laser of a wrist shot over Ramo's left shoulder right off the draw to cut the Flames lead to a single goal. | CGY 4 WSH 3
00:13: Captials Penalty - With just 00:13 left in the middle frame, the Caps are called for too many men | CGY 4 WSH 3
20:00: The puck has dropped for the third period
19:01: Barry Erskine lifts the puck over the glass to give Calgary a two-man advantage. | CGY 4, WSH 3
15:00: Joel Ward gets tagged for tripping and the Flames wil go on their third powerplay of the game. | CGY 4, WSH 3
09:25: Matt Stajan gets called for slashing. The caps go on the powerplay with 09:00 left. | CGY 4, WSH 3
06:25: TJ Galiardi gets whistled for goaltender interference | CGY 4, WSH 3
05:50: Nicklas Backstrom capitalizes on the powerplay beating Ramo with a quick wrist shot from the top of the slot. | CGY 4, WSH 4
00:00: A mad scramble in front of the the Capitals net to end the period and the Flames almost score. We're headed to overtime. | CGY 4, WSH 4
05:00: The puck has dropped for the extra frame.
00:00: After total domination by the Flames in overtime, they fail to score so we're going to a shootout!. | CGY 4, WSH 4
WSH: Grabovski scores on Ramo - Deke to the backhand and upstairs.
CGY: Neuvirth makes the save on Baertschi who tried to go 5-hole.
WSH: Ovechkin scores on Ramo - Goes deke backhand.
CGY: Neuvirth makes the save on Hudler - Tries to go high glove and Neuvirth gets a peice of it.
FINAL - FLAMES 4, CAPITALS 5 (SO)