Flames 2 – St Lou 1

Flames 2 – St Lou 1

Flames beat a good team with a solid game. Everything seemed to be clicking, less the top line. What the Flames need, nay, require, now is consistency. Montreal is coming before Christmas. Then it’s a brief Cali road swing. They need to string wins together if they have a chance at making some noise in the standings.

Up, down, up, down, down, down, up – Flames Still Searching for Consistency

Up, down, up, down, down, down, up – Flames Still Searching for Consistency

As the Western Division continues to remain jammed with teams jokeying for playoff position, the Calgary Flames continue their own struggles finding consistency in their game. In the past week the team has gone 1-2-1 suffering defeats when their game has inexplicably run out of goals. Then versus Vancouver last night, 6 goals. If the Flames want to make waves in before the New Year, they need to find consistency by stringing together multiple wins. Here’s how.

Flames Take 3 of Possible 4 on Brief East Road Trip

Flames Take 3 of Possible 4 on Brief East Road Trip

Consistent hockey is something that eludes the Calgary Flames. Consistency is what separates good teams from the ones who don’t make the playoffs. The team is currently hovering around the .500 mark, not good enough for all concerned. After lacklustre efforts at home versus Philly and Edmonton, they took to the road to face stiff competition in the Leafs and Canadiens. Here’s how the trip panned out.

Flames End Road-Trip With Win

Flames End Road-Trip With Win

Calgary 3 – Colorado 2 The Calgary Flames ended their six game, 11-day, road trip with a win against the Colorado Avalanche. The Flames come home over .500 on the trip, showed some moments of brilliance, and put up some duds as well. Here are some parting thoughts on the trip and how the team fares at the quarter point in the season.

Updated: Flames Annihilated – Detroit 8 : Calgary 2

Updated: Flames Annihilated – Detroit 8 : Calgary 2

The Flames should’ve stayed on the plane. Starting a long road trip, Calgary put up their worst effort of the year one game after putting up their best. The post game summary will be on the Twitter feed @flamesstamps The question will be what the league will do after the mini-brawl that saw the referees hand Detroit, somehow, a 5 minute PP. It was a disgusting display, yet what the NHL head office does is anybody’s guess, they have different…

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Solid Win: Calgary 7 – St Louis 4

Solid Win: Calgary 7 – St Louis 4

The Calgary Flames faced the St Louis Blues, the best team in Western Conference, for the final game of a 7 homestand. One of the critiques on the up Flames game was the lack of secondary scoring. There were hints they were breaking out last game versus Detroit, but tonight solidified the damn may have broken. Every single Flames forward how to point except for boring Sean Monahan. The team tallied seven goals, Let’s not by the first line tonight,…

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Secondary Scoring: Calgary 6 – Detroit 3

Secondary Scoring: Calgary 6 – Detroit 3

There is it. What we’ve all been waiting for. Secondary scoring. There hasn’t been a 5v5 goal ALL YEAR from the bottom six forwards, but tonight a few decided to show up. Here’s the brief post-game summary. News before the game was Rasmus Andersson getting into his first game this season. He didn’t look that bad and worked well with Brett Kulak, who continues to improve his game. If this means no more Bartkowski, everyone wins. The 4th line was…

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Flames 5 – Devils 4 (SO)

Flames 5 – Devils 4 (SO)

This was a fun game to watch. Lots of scoring, high pace, extra hockey, and a win to boot. Here’s a quick summary. YOU CAN PUT IT IN THE WIN COLUMN! Chucky wins it in a shootout! #NJDvsCGY pic.twitter.com/l79GPFW5Yd — #FlamesFightCancer (@NHLFlames) November 6, 2017

Flames Steal Win: Calgary 2 – Pittsburgh 1 (OT)

Flames Steal Win: Calgary 2 – Pittsburgh 1 (OT)

Only one thing is working for the Flames and that’s the goalie. Making 43 saves, 21 of them in the first period alone, this team is completely lost. Half of the forwards are lost. The D are hemmed in their own end and are lost. The goalie, well for a change he’s not lost, he’s stealing wins. The Flames should’ve been blown out tonight folks. The usual lacklustre squad showed up to play, their first game in 4 days. The…

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Discipline: Calgary 2 – St Louis 5

Discipline: Calgary 2 – St Louis 5

The Flames have not found an identity that even glimpses this team improved over the past two seasons. Sad really. Tonight, they lost, yet again, for the same reasons. Let’s review the three. Hamonic with his worst game yet. Overpayment on this D man it seems as this juncture. He’s inconsistent in his own end when he’s supposed to be an upgrade to Wideman. Horrid giveaway for the first ST Louis goal. He was doing the same thing last night….

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