Curtis Glencross Needs to Keep the Heat on the San Jose Sharks
Despite the fact that he hasn’t scored a goal since Feb. 24 against the Phoenix Coyotes, Curtis Glencross of the Calgary Flames is just one goal behind Michael Cammalleri for the team goal-scoring lead. He has seven goals, but when you add in his five assists, he drops a little further down Calgary’s list for top producing players.
Glencross’ goal-scoring has cooled off recently, but he did put up an assist in Calgary’s most recent 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks, so he’s still contributing. But for the Flames to put the burn on the San Jose Sharks, who just beat the Canucks last night in a 3-2 shootout win and are continuing their tour of western Canada, he could stand to put the burner on high and start scoring again.
His career record against the Sharks isn’t spectacular–a goal and three assists in 15 games–but he’s done the vast majority of his producing this season while in the Scotiabank Saddledome. He’s scored all but one of his goals this year at home and put up three of his five assists there too.
He was also part of the starting lineup when last the Flames played against Vancouver, along with Cammalleri and Sven Baertschi.
The two teams have also undergone some changes since they last met each other on Jan. 20 to open their seasons. San Jose took a 4-1 win to kick off a seven-game win streak in which they frequently outscored oppositions, but now they’ve cooled down too, winning by smaller margins as of late. Glencross was held pointless in that game. But now, it’s a different month and players on both teams have now played for a while, so they’ve gotten their sea legs again.
The Flames and Sharks face off for their second meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. Mountain.