March 24 2013 10:24PM
This team needed a win! It didn't matter how they got it, who they had to run over or who they got to score the goals to get them there, they just had to find a way to make it happen tonight.
It was fan appreciation night and I don't care who you are, you should never get embarrassed in your barn on the night you are trying to honour your fans for sticking with you through thick and thin; and let's face it folks, it's getting pretty thin for your Calgary Flames.
It would be the most unlikely of sources to get things going for the Flames tonight, and it would be the same guy, that was almost a healthy scratch tonight that would get the team back on the rails when the game started getting out of control. But it would be two familiar names, two household names that would keep it all in perspective and round things out to give this game the storybook ending that we all got to see.
So wipe the tears from your eyes and let's take a look back.
March 22 2013 08:59PM
They say at the moment when death is imminent there is a sort of calm that comes over the mind, that is liberating and can be described as uninhibeted freedom.
One has to wonder how enraged Flames fans were tonight, even though the outcome was expected. What would be even more interesting is how it long it took those same fans to experience that numbness, or that wave of liberation as to what exactly is left for this team and where exactly they are going.
Justin titled the FGD: Choose Your Own Path, and I suspect he was making more reference to the fanbase than the team itself. The Flames seem stuck in a path that they can no longer determine, they no longer have that freedom, rather they are on the wild run... kind of like a runaway train?
If you're still reading this, then let's see how it all played out...
March 21 2013 09:51PM
When it's crunch time, when you need to have that win. When you are going against a team that you've recently dominated to get that win, then the formula should be fairly elementary to achive that goal, right?
Tonight your Calgary Flames went into Nashville with the peace of mind knowing that they can beat the Predators, but with the uncertainty of whether they could do it on the road.
Instead of following the game plan that got them the win a week earlier, they left it out in the open for the Preds to study and use against them. And use it they did.
'Twas a great night, indeed! Richmond, VA was such a great crowd AND back home the hubby scored TWO goals! Woo hoo!— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) March 22, 2013
March 18 2013 10:55PM
When you're beaten down 8-1, like the Stars were in their own barn, you have to know they were going to come out looking to take out all their frustrations at the first available opportunity; in this case, your Calgary Flames.
Calgary wasn't going to to get the benefit of facing the Stars' back up tonight, so if they wanted two points out of this one tonight, they were going to have to beat Kari Lehtonen; and he's no slouch.
Sometimes the NHL is a game of bounces. You hope when they come, you're the team that reaps the benefits, and when the bounces don't go your way... well, then you pray for a miracle.
March 13 2013 11:27PM
So where to begin tonight?
Emotions have to be torn amongst fans tonight. Are you one that wanted to see the Flames win tonight, a chance to begin that mid-to-late season wiining streak, that once again might put them in playoff contention? Or were you hoping that the Flames would continue the spiral into oblivion that would
put keep them in the Western Conference Cellar? Hell you might even be so disgruntled by now, that you see the team only needing to pass two more teams before they reach true Nirvana.
Well the Flames came out tonight and decided to tune out the commentary, banter and vitriol coming from all directions. Instead they decided to make a few statements of their own by taking control of this game and never letting it go; despite what Detroit could throw at them. They didn't just get the win tonight, they took it. Only their second win this season when not scoring the first goal.