Since it was retro night at the Saddledome, let's take a trip down memory lane ... When the Calgary Flames sipped from the Stanley Cup in 1989 (it shouldn't be that hard to remember, they've only won three playoff series since then), their pivots were Joe Nieuwendyk, Doug Gilmour, Joel Otto and Jiri Hrdina, who combined for 122 goals and 274 points in the regular season. When Hrdina was hurt in the playoffs, Jim Peplinksi and a rookie named Theoren Fleury filled in up the middle. On Saturday night, when the current crew from Calgary welcomed the Minnesota Wild to the Saddledome for a Hockey Night in Canada clash, the Flames were using Michael Cammalleri, Matt Stajan, Blake Comeau and Steve Begin as their primary faceoff men. You don't need a mathematics degree or even a calculator to add up their point totals so far this season. Heading into Saturday's late game, they had combined for six goals and 20 points, and more than half of that offence came from Cammalleri while he was on the wing.
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