Flames win first game, ready themselves for Colorado

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    CALGARY (CP) The Calgary Flames have secured their first win of the 2005/6 season, with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The defensive battle, in front of a dissapointing crowd of only 10,722, saw the first NHL goal for defenceman Dan Hamhuis. Rookie Michael Ryder assisted on the goal and leads the team with two points.

    Tonight, the Flames take on rival Colorado. Head coach Brian Sutter was happy with the effort but warned his team not to take Colorado lightly. "The fact that the Avs have a weak roster and are winless should not deter us from our task at hand. The Avs will be working hard to get their first win."

    Sutter also commented on reports that Pavel Datsyuk is injured. "I know that Pavel is playing poorly, but there is no excuse for it. He is not injured - he just needs to show up and play. We will need his offence this season. He and Milan are not playing with the intensity we need."

    The teams offensive struggles, where the top line of Zednick, Hejduk and Datsyuk have yet to score a goal, are especially bright given that former Flame Ilya Kovalchuk leads the league in goals scored with 6.
     
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