Post Game: The Kids Are Alright

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October 31 2014 11:25PM

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So...uh, let's be real Flames fans. The Flames are suffering from a few injuries. Backlund, Colborne, Stajan, MayRay, all hurting, all out of the lineup. So naturally, there was a pressing need for some warm bodies to step in during their absence, and the kids that were brought into the lineup paid immediate dividends.

Brian McGrattan was also there.

So while (spoiler alert) things ended unfavourably for Michael Ferland in his NHL debut, he was quite good in the beginning, and superpal youngsters Johnny Gaudreau and Markus Granlund were electrifying. The result: a perhaps surprising hard fought win over a better than you realize Nashville Predators.

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PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Nation World HQ
October 31 2014 01:09PM

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As per tradition, the Royal Half has rounded up the brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division and wrapped up the week that was in a tasty little nugget known as the Pacific War Room.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy...

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FGD #12: Halloween Howler

Ryan Pike
October 31 2014 11:51AM

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It's Halloween and the Calgary Flames hit the ice for their sixth home game and an encounter they hope will be anything but scary. On their Road Trip of Doom (on which they went 4-2-0), the locals managed to beat Nashville - a good team - on Nashville's home ice via a great 60-minute effort and some timely stops from their goaltender.

Tonight, they hope to do the same against a Predators club (6-1-2) that's been playing extremely well of late and has just a single regulation loss. And is probably still made about one of the few blemishes on their record being from the boys in red.

Puck drops at 7pm MT (as per tradition on weekdays) and is on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 31 2014 07:00AM

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Halloween hacks, Henrik Sedin, Randy Carlyle, Jets fan etiquette, Oilers are hot, Flames tendies, and more in this week's Roundup.

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Bad News: Backlund on IR! Good News: Ferland Recalled

Ryan Pike
October 30 2014 04:20PM

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Things have gone from bad to worse for the Calgary Flames and their center depth.

Already missing Matt Stajan and Joe Colborne due to injury, and with useful winger Mason Raymond also out of the line-up, the club announced this afternoon that pivot Mikael Backlund is week-to-week with an abdominal injury.

AHLer Michael Ferland - a winger who's been just great at using his size thus far - has been recalled and is likely making his NHL debut tomorrow against Nashville.

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