Game Day: Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames
Keep your eyes on Jarome Iginla and Ryan O’Reilly
Wednesday, March 27
Colorado Avalanche (11-16-4) at Calgary Flames (12-15-4)
8 p.m., Scotiabank Saddledome
TV: TSN Radio: SN 960
KEEP YOUR EYE ON
RW Jarome Iginla
As of Tuesday night, Jarome Iginla remained a member of the Calgary Flames, but each home appearance by the captain could be his last. Watch him in a Flaming ‘C’ while you can.
A. Tanguay M. Cammalleri J. Iginla
C. Glencross M. Stajan L. Stempniak
J. Hudler M. Backlund R. Cervenka
T. Jackman S. Begin B. Comeau
T.J. Brodie J. Bouwmeester
M. Giordano D. Wideman
C. Butler C. Sarich
C Paul Byron (hand)
KEEP YOUR EYE ON
C Ryan O’Reilly
Young and talented centre nearly became property of the Flames after a (flawed) offer-sheet attempt.
G. Landeskog R. O’Reilly C. Kobasew
J. McGinn M. Duchene P. Parenteau
D. Jones J. Mitchell M. Hejduk
C. McLeod M. Olver P. Bordeleau
G. Zanon E. Johnson
M. Hunwick T. Barrie
J. Hejda S. O’Brien
D Ryan Wilson (ankle), C Paul Stastny (foot), RW Steve Downie (knee).
C Ryan O’Reilly, in his 12 games since the Avs matched the Flames’ offer sheet, has 11 points, winning 51.9 per cent of his faceoffs . . . Colorado, at 3.19, is 27th in goals-against average . . . But only one team, Toronto Maple Leafs, blocks more shots than the Avs, who have stepped in front of 542 pucks. D Greg Zanon, with 81, is sixth in the league. With 70, D Jan Hejda is 12th . . . In giveaways, C Matt Duchene and RW P-A Parenteau are tied for eighth overall with 29 apiece . . . Their special teams are at best middling — 20th on the penalty kill, 23rd on the power play . . . Colorado is a league-worst .500 when leading after the first period.
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Colorado Avalanche centre Ryan O’Reilly, seen battling Chicago’s Jonathan Toews in a recent game, was the subject of major headlines around these parts last month when the Flames signed him to an offer sheet and the Avalanche matched.
Photograph by: JACK DEMPSEY, AP