Calgary Flames and Frogurt

Calgary Flames and Frogurt

Calgary came off their break and went back to their inconsistent ways. They head into the All-Star break now, but will face the Oilers tonight. Which team will show up? Who knows. I need to share this though, an awesome graphic by Reddit user Gaskal.

Flames Back to Old Ways: Calgary 1 – Buffalo 2 (OT)

Flames Back to Old Ways: Calgary 1 – Buffalo 2 (OT)

Which Calgary Flames came out of the 5 day mandated break? The December Flames, that’s who. That’s a non-playoff hockey team in case you’re wondering. That team is slow, constantly out battled, has a top line that takes the night off, and can’t generate any sense of identity. It’s a debacle on ice. You mind as well strap skates to Harvey the Hound because it won’t make a difference. The Flames had chance in spurts tonight, but couldn’t bury anything…

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Six in a row. Flames defeat Panthers 4 – 2

Six in a row. Flames defeat Panthers 4 – 2

Two weeks ago, with the Flames sitting near the bottom of the Western Conference, you had the sense that without an immediate win streak, the season would be lost before January was out. Well, throw in some good play, a dash of irate coach, and today the Flames site one point back of LA for second in the conference. Everything seems to be working, well nearly everything. on Jan 12, 2018 at 7:24pm PST

Flames 3 – Wild 2 (OT)

Flames 3 – Wild 2 (OT)

Two out of three periods dominant, asleep during the third, and another OT thriller. That about sums up the Flames 4th win in a row, the highest such win-streak of the season. Hat tip to Mike Smith. He’s stellar on the road and shut the door tonight. Flames can brush up their game with some secondary scoring, and consistent effort on the forecheck. But let’s be frank–things are improving–which is what fans want to see as the push to the…

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Flames Stand Tall to Defeat Ducks Antics

Flames Stand Tall to Defeat Ducks Antics

Every team that plays the Ducks knows you gotta deal with the dirt. The dirtiest team in the NHL will try to gain their edge playing on the line. It works. It has against the Flames for years, perhaps decades, but you get the the sense the tide is turning.

Big Changes Finally Unrolling for Inconsistent Flames

Big Changes Finally Unrolling for Inconsistent Flames

The Calgary Flames are unbeaten in 2018! Which is to say they’ve won two in a row. Stringing together wins is something this team has been unable to accomplish since the season started. It’s why they’re out of a playoff spot and only have a chance of grabbing a Wild Card spot if they starting playing .600+ hockey. But thus far, the season has been a disappointment. It seems, management is finally running out of patience. The changes are coming…

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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.