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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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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Flames Make Moves: Granlund Recalled From AHL

Ryan Pike
October 29 2014 04:36PM

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After a bit of an unclear few hours today, the Calgary Flames have announced their roster moves stemming from the injuries they faced last night against Montreal.

Center Matt Stajan has been placed on the injured reserve with a knee injury and is expected to be out for approximately six weeks, per the team's release. To take his place on the roster, the club has recalled Markus Granlund from the American Hockey League's Adirondack Flames.

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News and Notes - October 29 2014

Ryan Pike
October 29 2014 01:52PM

The Calgary Flames lost last night, but they were back at it at the 'Dome today for practice.

Yes, we're talking 'bout practice. And a few other Flames-related things.

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Post-Game: Flames Lose Shootout, Players

Ryan Pike
October 28 2014 10:52PM

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There were two major sporting events carried on Sportsnet on Tuesday evening. On the main Sportsnet feed, we had Game 6 of the World Series between Kansas City and San Francisco, with the Royals fighting (at home) for their survival. That game - high stakes - was epicly one-sided, and the Royals spanked the visitors rather handily to force a Game 7 tomorrow night.

On Sportsnet's dedicated Flames feed - a ways down the dial - we got an absolute barn-burner of a hockey game between old rivals, as the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames played 65 minutes of fantastic hockey. After regulation and overtime solved nothing, the Flames ended up losing arguably their best game of the season, a 2-1 shootout decision against Montreal.

Oh, and Joe Colborne left the game with an upper body injury in the second period and Matt Stajan left with an apparent knee injury in the third period.

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