Panic Mode? Flames Lose 3 Straight & Look Weak

Panic Mode? Flames Lose 3 Straight & Look Weak

Is it time to hit the panic button ? The Calgary Flames, with their loss last night against the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning, are now in a three-game losing streak which they’ve only experienced three times this season. The cause for concern? Their play as of late. The past month has seen a decline in their overall game. Management is no doubt looking closely at this team, and how they’re faltering in adversity. We all know games change post All-Star…

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Back to Winning Ways – Flames Sweep Hurricanes

Back to Winning Ways – Flames Sweep Hurricanes

Calgary are back to their winning ways after the All-Star game with a win vs. Carolina. The team struggled to up their intensity versus Washington in a loss. Tonight there were many times they were hemmed in their own zone, with all 4 lines getting out worked down low. This team has found a knack at winning games when they’re being outplayed and outshot. That’s a big difference from year’s prior. But it doesn’t bode well for their future if…

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Still Surprised – Flames 2nd in League at All-Star Break

Still Surprised – Flames 2nd in League at All-Star Break

I’m surprised. I shouldn’t be, but I am. I’m used to decades of inconsistent Flames. And suddenly this team is good. I can’t even recall a time they were this good. I was too young. That shows you how long ago it was since the Calgary Flames were a legitimate threat to do some damage in the playoffs. So is it time to relax and enjoy the ride? Enjoy, sure, but something in the back of my head doesn’t want…

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Tops in the West – Flames Beat Philly

Tops in the West – Flames Beat Philly

The Calgary Flames continued their Eastern road trip swing by getting back on winning track versus Philly. The Flames seem to have trouble beating up on non-playoff teams, Philly being no exception. Twice now they’ve had to come from behind in the third and pull out a late overtime victory to pull in the two points. Two points that have temporarily placed the Flames at the top of the Western Conference. They have amassed points up to the halfway point…

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Gaudreau and Big Wiener Rittich Show

Gaudreau and Big Wiener Rittich Show

A West Division classic between two of the leading teams took place in Winnipeg. Both teams were shrugging off their Christmas hangover, the Flames looking to get back to winning ways after losing 3 straight. This team seems to have the capability to get up for big games against big opponents, and slow down against the likes of St Louis. They have Vancouver on Saturday, and can’t take a shift off. An improved team performance will be necessary as Calgary…

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Cap Trouble for Flames? Losers in Dallas

Cap Trouble for Flames? Losers in Dallas

The Flames strolled into Dallas, a non-playoff team, and looked out of place. Lacklustre effort, D troubles, and zero offence to speak of. The PP went 0 for 5 is in dire need of help. What’s worse, is that of 2 of 3 games on the road the Flames had to ice 7 D men due to injuries. The Flames are already up against the cap, and the fact they didn’t bother to call up another body just in case…

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Dramatic Come From Being Win

Dramatic Come From Being Win

Calgary 6 – Philadelphia 5 (OT) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Dec 12, 2018 at 8:37pm PST How did it happen? One minute remaining, Rasmus Andersson’s clutch goal gave the Flames a chance….to score another just to tie. That’s right, down two goals heading into the final two minutes the Flames found a way to not only draw to within one, but TIE the game with 7 seconds left.  The cardiac kids…

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Smitty Back – Calgary 2 – Minnesota 0

Smitty Back – Calgary 2 – Minnesota 0

Mike Smith posted a shut out in his continued bid to rise above a slow season start. Here are three thoughts on the Flames win. Continued dominance of the top line with Gaudreau setting up Lindholm for two beauties.  Mike Smith once again closing the door with huge saves at crucial moments.  One of those games where you file under “bad reffing”. A lot of missed slashes, a trip that should’ve ended the game, and last second steam roll of…

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Flames Continue Winning Ways in Columbus with 2 Solid Weeks of Play

Flames Continue Winning Ways in Columbus with 2 Solid Weeks of Play

What have the Calgary Flames been up to in the last 2 weeks? Mostly winning. After getting blown out at home against Pittsburgh, the team has only lost three games since. Although there are the same questions lingering about the team (secondary scoring and goaltending) their position at the top of the Pacific Division is widening. You can’t argue with winning so perhaps some of the heat surrounding consistency can come down. Fans like me just aren’t used to the…

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Flames Assert Themselves in Two Convincing Wins

Flames Assert Themselves in Two Convincing Wins

Two big games against divisional rivals and two big wins. Starting Saturday against the Oilers. The Flames met the Oilers push with a come-from-behind victory against their provincial rivals. Oilers fans were losing their minds over the play of Matthew Tkachuk when they should’ve been focussed on two points. Why the beleaguered franchise chose this night of al night’s to get up in a huff is beyond me. The events of the game spiralled downward after a cheap Oilers hit,…

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