This week I discuss A.O’s injury, the Flames’ road success, Minnesota’s improved play, the new surprise team in the league, and find the most lopsided games according to the NHL schedule (between rested and not-rested teams.
Hottest road team
The Calgary Flames have the best road record in the NHL at 10-1-2.
A major reason for the Flames’ success is the resurgent Miikka Kiprusoff. Kiprusoff is sporting a 15-5-3 record, a 2.27 GAA, a .925 save percentage and has registered back to back shutouts.
Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald says that Kiprusoff is playing as well as he did in the 2003-2004 season, when he set a modern-day record for goals-against average at 1.69.
“If he’s playing that well again, the league’s in trouble — and the Flames are in good shape,” said Blue Jackets (and former Calgary) defenseman Mike Commodore.
The Flames have an over/under record of 3-7-1 in their last 11 road games and 4-11-1 in their last 16 games overall.
Read the entire article at Covers.com here.