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Changing winds of fortunes

Sunday, 02.20.2011 / 7:51 PM

By Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor / NHL Heritage Classic chatter

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Changing winds of fortunes
The wind is certainly having an impact on this game.

Calgary had the advantage in the first period and translated it into a 19-8 advantage in shots. The 19 shots are a record for an outdoor game.

But, it has been a different story in the second period as Montreal has benefitted from the wind. With nine minutes gone in the second, Montreal holds a 12-3 advantage in shots.

Travis Moen and Hal Gill might have had the best chances of the first half of the period. Moen was sprung into the zone with a sweet pass, but Miikka Kiprusoff robbed him on a short-side bid. The rebound, however, eventually found its way to Gill at the point and his booming slapper was steered away by the goalie's blocker.

Not surprisingly, Rene Bourque has one of Calgary's three shots in the period. Tom Kostopoulos also had a shot in the second, a snapper that beat Carey Price to the five-hole, but banged off Price's pad and kicked just wide of the post.
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4