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Calgary Flames Drop Crucial Winnable Game to Minnesota

Calgary Flames Drop Crucial Winnable Game to Minnesota

Calgary had a chance to prove they were a playoff caliber team, even an 8th place team, but still, but they showed they’re the same old tired Flames. A couple of moments where you thought they’d get in close and score (Byron breakaway), but ultimately they never threatened the entire game. Here’s why the Flames lost and they won’t make the playoffs.

Flames Return for 4-1 Win Over Buffalo

Flames Return for 4-1 Win Over Buffalo

The Calgary Flames have a knack for losing to teams with below .500 ratings. Buffalo came into the city with an 11 game losing streak under their belt. Calgary, after a brief All-Star break, looked to find their winning form. Sitting in the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, the Flames need every two points they can muster. Coming into the game a few notable updates, here are the post-game thoughts:

Calgary Drops Second in a Row Versus Detroit

Calgary Drops Second in a Row Versus Detroit

Flames 2 – Wings 3 The Calgary Flames currently sit 9th in the Conference and show signs of being a good team. Only problem is, good isn’t good enough. In every facet of the game the team lacks. 5-6th D pairings are terrible, perhaps the worst in the league. They compensate for the stars at 1-2 I guess. Size is a major problem. Sure, everyone loves Paul Byron’s pep, but if he’s not putting up points he’s useless. By the…

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Three in a Row, Back to Back Against LA: Calgary 2 – LA 1

Three in a Row, Back to Back Against LA: Calgary 2 – LA 1

After losing eight the Flame shave now turned the tide around Christmas and registered their third in a row beating an elite team in LA twice. It helps that the lowly Edmonton Oilers are in the mix, but two wins against LA in the past 3 games is no small feat. Calgary can thank some solid game planning, the usual team speed and transition game, and Jiri Hudler for some creative plays. Post game thoughts:

Another Come From Behind Win, Jonny Hockey with Hat-Trick: Calgary 4 – LA 3 (OT)

Another Come From Behind Win, Jonny Hockey with Hat-Trick: Calgary 4 – LA 3 (OT)

Honestly, didn’t expect this one to turn out in a win. After dropping EIGHT straight with only a point in all 8 the Flames arrived in LA facing what should’ve been their ninth straight loss. There’s little offence being generated from deadweight like Glencross and pretty much the entire centre corps. That hasn’t been solved, but sometimes you get lucky, and for Calgary, in particular Jonny Gaudreau, luck was on their side just in time for Christmas. The post-game highlights.

Flames Lose Seventh in a Row

Flames Lose Seventh in a Row

And just like that the fairy-tale season for the Calgary Flames is done. Sure, there’s still hope they can run .500 from here on in and maybe squeak in, but without any form of offensive scoring you can kiss that hope goodbye. No matter how hard I tried, making fun of all the overnight bloggers turned statisticians who called the Flames regression, it seems as though at this point in time they’re right. Yes, the Calgary Flames needed to average…

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No Regression. Flames Drop Third in Row: Calgary 3 – Buffalo 4

No Regression. Flames Drop Third in Row: Calgary 3 – Buffalo 4

It’s always going to be close, but close isn’t good enough when all you need is W’s. What separates playoff teams from the rest is how you deal with adversity, particularly preventing multiple losses. Three in a row isn’t a mark of a playoff bound team. But before the stat hacks claim ‘regression’ in full force, take note of one clear thing–they’re still scoring. The Flames will have to come down to Earth closer to their average, but with all…

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Josh Jooris Hat-Trick: Calgary 5 – Arizona 2

Josh Jooris Hat-Trick: Calgary 5 – Arizona 2

Getting the most bang for your buck, that’s what the Calgary Flames are doing this season, second in the league currently for points divided by total salary. It helps when rookies like Josh Jooris are scoring and helping the team to victories. He makes the league minimum for entry level contracts and is a RFA at the end of the season. Josh Jorris, never known as a prolific scorer and was undrafted to boot, recorded his first career hat-trick in…

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Shut out for Ramo: Flames 2 – SJ 0

Shut out for Ramo: Flames 2 – SJ 0

Calgary is a solid 6-0-1 after a loss and continue to beat teams that are bigger and more skilled. With reinforcements on the way, the Flames played their second of three games on the road rolling through California and Arizona on Saturday. With the win tonight Calgary keeps up with the leaders in the Pacific division and makes the hint of playoffs all that more real. Here are some post-game thoughts:

Flames Fall Again in Anaheim 3-2

Flames Fall Again in Anaheim 3-2

How long has it been since the FLames have won in Anaheim? 9 years? Something like that. Calgary needs to find a way to play their third periods in the first two, or at least improve period 1 because they routinely fall behind. No game review, just copy and paste from tonight’s tweets. You can follow us @flamesstamps.