November 17 2015 10:08PM
After a road trip where they took just two of a possible eight points, I think it's safe to say that the Calgary Flames really needed a win tonight. In front of a surprisingly boisterous Scotiabank Saddledome - given the opponent, day of week and weather - the Flames weren't pretty at times, but they managed to skate to a 3-2 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils.
Here's how it happened.
November 17 2015 12:00PM
(Candice Ward / USA Today Sports)
The Calgary Flames are back home after a disappointing four-game sojourn throughout the United States that saw them capture just two (of a possible eight) points. Now, the Flames hope to get back into the win column and try to create some momentum for themselves when they face the New Jersey Devils.
The Devils have drawn comparisons to Calgary from last season; they're not overly amazing at anything, but they've been good enough when it counts to bank a good amount of points in the standings. Now, the Flames are looking up at the Devils and probably going "Man, why can't we do that?" (It's their defensive zone play, by the way.)
The puck drops just after 7pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!
November 17 2015 09:00AM
The Calgary Flames added goaltender Kevin Poulin late last week in a trade that saw precisely zero assets head the other way. This means that they've added a contract without divesting themselves of one, which complicates their ability potentially to do other things later on in the season.
This begs the question: how many active contracts do the Flames have right now?
November 15 2015 10:04PM
So, how's everyone doing?
Tonight, the Calgary Flames polished off their four-game road trip tonight in Chicago. Despite playing a Blackhawks team that suited up last night, in a different city, and played a tough, emotional game against St. Louis, the Flames lost 4-1. Aside from a brief stretch of the early second period when they had a 1-0 lead, the Flames weren't ever really in this game.
With the loss, the Flames head home with a 6-12-1 record through 19 games.
November 15 2015 12:00PM
Well, it's come down to this: the Calgary Flames are capping off their four-game, eight-day sojourn through the United States tonight with a meeting with the reigning and defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks.
Some of the most memorable road hockey moments of the past few seasons for the Calgary Flames have happened in Chicago. Who could forget Reto Berra's miraculous first game in the NHL in Chicago back in November 2013? Or Jonas Hiller's 49-save first Flames win in Chicago last October? The Blackhawks (9-7-1) are a damn good team, but they played last night against St. Louis and may be tired. It's something the Flames (6-11-1) will need to try to take advantage of if they want to return home with a .500 record on this trip.
The puck drops just after 6:30pm MT on Sportsnet One (with Rick Ball and Kelly Hrudey) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!