Post-Game: The Loser Point

Ryan Pike
December 21 2014 01:43AM

The Calgary Flames finally earned another point - their first since their OT win against Colorado on December 4 - via a 3-2 overtime loss against Vancouver. So ends 17 point-less days this month, and hopefully a sign that the tide is turning.

They're back in action on Monday night in Los Angeles in their last game before the Christmas break.

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Nation World HQ
December 20 2014 12:29PM

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Another week is in the books, and that means it's time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, our friends at the Royal Half round up a summary of the week that was from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division.

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FGD #35: The Panic Button (8pm MT; CBC)

Ryan Pike
December 20 2014 12:02PM

The Calgary Flames (17-15-2) have lost 7 games in a row. Their opponents tonight, the Vancouver Canucks (), have lost 5 games in a row.

A streak will end tonight.

I really hope it's Calgary's streak, because I am sick of writing the same "The Flames played well but something went bad and they lost!" game story. You can try and dress it up, but fundamentally we're experiencing the exact opposite of October and November, and it's just more fun to analyze wins than it is to dissect a string of very similar losses.

Is it time for us to crack each others' heads open and feast on the goo inside? We're not sure. We hope not. But with a loss against a reeling Vancouver Canucks team that is having a similarly tough go of it, it may be time to hit the proverbial panic button.

(For a view from the other side, visit our chums over at Canucks Army)

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
December 20 2014 10:28AM


As always, we bring you NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Post-Game: Seven Straight Losses

Ryan Pike
December 19 2014 10:04PM

Calgary's losing streak has stretch to seven games following a 2-1 home loss to the Dallas Stars.

The Flames generated one goal, which is never a recipe for success unless your goalie is godly. Jonas Hiller was merely good, so the local hockey heroes limp towards Christmas trying to snap their losing string.

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