Calgary played Anaheim to a costly, or opportunity making, tie. A 5-5 tie against a team below you in the standings is usually not something to look too far into, but there is plenty to unpack from the game between the Flames and Ducks last night. 

 

Calgary enjoyed a big game from Magnus Arvedson. The rookie tallied a goal and two assists in the stalemate. Adam Graves, Darby Hendrickson, and Mike Allison all tallied two points as well.

 

The story coming out of the game, however, may be the sound of opportunity knocking. Doug Crossman, Scott Thornton and Warren Rychel all came out of the game banged up, and are listed as day-to-day. While Calgary has a bench ready to step in, this gives them a chance to see Todd Bertuzzi and David Vrborny get their first crack at some NHL minutes. They will both be in the lineup when Calgary travels to the powerhouse Edmonton Oilers next. There will be plenty of eyes watching to see what kind of first impressions are made.

 

-The Calgary Herald