November 07 2013 09:01PM
The Flames rolled into St. Louis with what could charitably be called a sub-optimal line-up (due to a variety of reasons), which is why the game was never really in doubt, even though the score ended up close by the end of the night. St. Louis took a lead early in the contest and played a slow, choking, Hitchcockian style game for the rest of the night.
November 04 2013 11:23AM
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November 03 2013 02:00PM
Coming off a pair of disappointing losses to the Leafs and Red Wings where the club probably deserved better, the Flames head back out onto the road to face the Chicago Blackhawks. Calgary hasn't won a single game in their last 10 visits to the Windy City and that doesn't figure to change any time soon since Chicago is again one of the best teams by any metric in the NHL.
November 02 2013 11:00AM
CGY also puts G Joey MacDonald on waivers.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 2, 2013
The Flames decision to claim Joey MacDonald off of waivers last year was understandable - with Kiprusoff hurt and a collection of career AHLers and Leland Irving to choose from otherwise, grabbing a seasoned (albeit mediocre) veteran was defensible.
November 01 2013 09:49AM
The former juggernaut Detroit Red Wings aren't quite as run down as their unfortunate home town, but cracks are finally starting to show in the armor. Right now, Detroit is 14th in the league in terms of score-close possession, a metric they routinely dominated for years. Datysuk and Zetterberg are growing long in the tooth, but for now remain top drawer two-way players.