Loser Flames Continue 20 Minute Efforts for Loss

Loser Flames Continue 20 Minute Efforts for Loss

Calgary 1 – Nashville 2 It’s now a foregone conclusion that the Calgary Flames will not be in this year’s edition of playoff hockey. The simple reason is the team simply cannot play consistent hockey. For example in tonight’s Game day put in a 20 minute effort and got the result of another loss. For 40 minutes they failed to put up a fight. There was no pushback, no offense, no forecheck, no nothing. Here’s the post game vignette that…

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Sam Bennett Makes History: Flames 6 – Florida 0

Sam Bennett Makes History: Flames 6 – Florida 0

The youngest Flames to score a hat-trick, and the youngest to score four in a game, Sam Bennett, ladies and gentlemen. YOU CAN PUT IT IN THE WIN COLUMN! @sbennett_93 scored 4 goals in a 6-0 win over the #FlaPanthers! A photo posted by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:25pm PST And that is your post game.

Arizona 2 – Calgary 1

Arizona 2 – Calgary 1

The Calgary Flames dropped and much needed two points against their divisional rivals who sit two points ahead in the standings. The main problem? Lack of scoring. With Kari Ramo at the top of his game the offence has dried up. The top line hasn’t produced a point in five games. Tonight the only scoring came off the stick of Gaudreau who manage to pot his 18th on the PP. Not only has secondary scoring dried up, but the top…

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Flames Register First Shut Out of Season: Calgary 4 – Colorado 0

Flames Register First Shut Out of Season: Calgary 4 – Colorado 0

It was the night where if you were a Colorado Avalanche fan the setting was perfect. Jarome Iginla sitting at 599 goals and looking for a number is 600 against his old team. Despite all of the hoopla, Calgary pushed back in their second game following the Christmas break and cashed in on some timely secondary scoring. This pos game summary is a quick one. The fourth line scored two 2 goals. The power play continues to struggle. Kari Ramo…

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Anaheim 1 – Calgary 0 and Ryan Kesler is a Garbage Hockey Player

Anaheim 1 – Calgary 0 and Ryan Kesler is a Garbage Hockey Player

It was nice to see Dennis Wideman take exception to Ryan Kesler’s late game antics, putting the puck in the Flames’ empty net after the buzzer sounded. Too bad Wideman doesn’t get mad like that on ice when it matters. As for Kesler? I can count on 3 fingers the league’s garbage players and he’s #2 right behind Marchand and just ahead of Burrows. His chintzy play all game is merely indicative to the trash he is, a player in…

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Flames Come From Behind: Calgary 5 – Edmonton 3

Flames Come From Behind: Calgary 5 – Edmonton 3

Slow start, great second period, held on for the two points. It’s always a thrill to beat your provincial rival, especially when both teams are fighting for a playoff spot. It’s been years since Calgary and Edmonton have faced off against each other in a meaningful way. This year the talent has finally caught up and made Edmonton a better team. But they still have a ways to go to shore up their defensive problems. Despite going behind 0-2 after…

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Calgary 4 – Winnipeg 1

Calgary 4 – Winnipeg 1

The final game before the Christmas break brought cheer to the hometown fans as the Calgary Flames tied franchise record winning their 10th straight game at home. It sounds like a broken record but once again Johnny Gaudreau lead the way with yet another hat trick. He is quickly proving himself to be formidable in a league built for players twice his size, which is good for him considering this is a contract year he is slated to cash in…

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Flames 2 – Predators 1 (OT)

Flames 2 – Predators 1 (OT)

I have no idea how the Flames won this game. There are, however, three things we know about this team. First, everyone¬†knows the Calgary Flames struggle on the road. They showed it all first period by playing the entire 20 minutes in their own zone. It wasn’t for stellar goaltending by Kari Ramo the score would’ve been a lot worse than the 1-0. Secondly, they should’ve played the entire game 3v3. Johnny Hockey what’s stellar again in overtime sounding the…

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The Winning Continues: Calgary 5 – New York 4 (OT)

The Winning Continues: Calgary 5 – New York 4 (OT)

The Calgary Flames have yet to lose the the game in the month of December. They have won nine games in row at home and now must find ways to do the same on the road. With a comfortable lead going up 4-1 in the third period, Calgary seemed to be coasting to a sure victory. A defensive meltdown late, largely due to some penalty trouble and more spotty goaltending, push the game into overtime. Here’s the post game vignette.

8 in a row at home: Calgary 4 – Buffalo 3

8 in a row at home: Calgary 4 – Buffalo 3

Make that eight wins at home in a row for the Calgary Flames. One month ago the team was completely out of the playoff picture, now despite sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference, they’re stringing together wins and have games in hand. What that means is this: the Flames are four points out of a playoff spot with two games in hand. I wouldn’t say that it comes as a surprise the team is in this position, because…

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