What can you say about the Flames?
Game one against the Wings wasn’t pretty but it sure was admirable. Outshot and outmanned, all Calgary did was hang on for 60 minutes, holding Detroit at bay.
And of course, once you’re in overtime, just about anything can happen. Which is how Martin Gelinas found a sliding Marcus Nilson to put Calgary up over the Wings 2-1.
Game one goes to the Flames, who didn’t look so hot last night. They didn’t have much speed. They looked asleep through the first. Luckily, goalie Miikka Kiprusoff took his NoDoz.
After Detroit got past Nashville in the first round, everyone thought they had put the ghost of that first game sweep by the Ducks last season behind them.
Now, I’m not so sure.