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Flames Beaten with Poor Road Effort – 3-1

The inability to convert on the power play has once again killed the Flames. Any team can easily defend the Flames' boring power play strategy which consists of pass around the perimeter and wait for the point shot. No wonder goals on the PP are few and far between....

Calgary Flames Set Home Wins Record

The 1st line remembered what happened a week ago and decided to take matters into their own hands. Jarome Iginla had a 4 point night taking in 2 assists and 2 goals to lead the Flames to a comfortable 5-2 victory of the Wild. Tanguay got the ball rolling after scoring...

Tomi Maki to Make NHL Debut

The Calgary Flames have recalled defensemen Mark Giordano and Richie Regehr and left wing Tomi Maki. They will replace Nilson, Warrener, and Zyuzin. Yelle is not ready to come back and the first two have groin problems. Giordano has appeared in five games for the...

Flames Win 5-3 Over Canucks

This game was a lot closer than it should have been. The Canucks managed to get to within 1 in the third but couldn't tie it up before Tanguay scored an empty netter. For some reason it's cool to step off the gas in the last 10 minutes of the game just to make things...

Iggy Pots 300 and 600 – Flames Loose 3-2 SO

Jarome Iginla (may he always be a Flame) scored in the second period, tying the game at 2 a piece, for his 300th goal and 600th point of his career. The referees made it their business to make their presence felt calling a whopping 18 penalties in the game. One can't...

Prust Recalled After Practice Injury

The Calgary Flames have recalled left wing Brandon Prust from Omaha. This is Prust’s second recall of the season. Apparently, Nilson was hurt in practice. Prust has appeared in 15 AHL games this season, scoring four goals and four assists for eight points and 50...

Hamrlik Pops Woody for Flames Win – 3-0 Over ‘Canes

I looked closely and I'm pretty sure I'm right--Hamrlik still uses a wood stick. And with that woodstick comes an enormous shot (why he doesn't shoot more often is beyond me (why Tanguay doesn't shoot more often is also beyond me)). Hamrlik took a one timer off a...

Flames Squeak Bye with 2-1 Win Over Jackets

All we needed was a horn, lights, a bounce off the goalie's mask, and a crossbar. That was the sequence of events for Kobasew who finally scored a funny goal to give Calgary a 2-1 win over Columbus.Calgary was down coming into the third, but Jarome Iginla scored early...

Flames to Retire Vernon’s Jersey

The Calgary Flames will honour one of the greatest players in team history by retiring goaltender Mike VernonÂ’s number 30. Does he deserver it? I'd say so, '89 was the best year for the Flames and fans. Vernon spent 13 seasons of his 20 year NHL career in Calgary....

Back on Track? 5-2 Win Over Avs

What's this? Almost 40 shots, a powerplay that works, a penalty kill that still sucks (5 on 3), yep, two steps forward today. The Flames took advantage of their powerplays today scoring three times. Iginla started things off in the 1st period tipping in a Phanuef...

Flames Escape With Nothing – Lose Again 5-3 Against Ducks

Apparently the Flames just wanted a nice vacation. Right when the weather got tough the Flames went soft and hid in California. How else can you describe their weekend work? They didn't win, so they have nothing to show but a nice tan. It's also apparent that the...

Flames Pull Off Must Win – 4-1 Against Hawks

The Calgary Flames managed to beat a struggling Chicago team in the second of back to back games that saw the Flames lose yesterday in Edmonton. Tonight, Calgary repeated their hard nosed forechecking to slowly grind away the opposition. I was at this game and in all...

Flames Streak Ends – Loss to Oilers 2-1

The battle of Alberta finally got on track with the same old same old. Actually this time, it was pretty boring. For almost the entire game the Oilers had trouble answering to the Flames consistent forecheck, but in this league you actually have to score occasionally....

Win #5 – 3-0 Over St Louis

Things are slowly coming together, slowly. The Flames put together another 'almost' solid effort to steal 2 points from a St Louis team that looked like 2005's club. From puck drop the Flames dominated the opposition in the sold out 'Dome. It didn't take long for the...