Post-Game: They Beat Carey Price Five Times

Ryan Pike
November 02 2014 08:23PM

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After going 4-2-0 on their season-opening six game road trip, I've learned not to doubt the Calgary Flames. But hey, they were playing Montreal at home, where the Habs are undefeated, so let's just say the odds were stacked against them.

But then the Flames proved themselves ignorant of the odds - like the Han Solo of the Western Conference ("Never tell me the odds!") - and beat Montreal 6-2 to win their season series with the old rivals.

It's been a strange season.

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FGD #13: Beat Carey Price (5pm MT; City TV)

Ryan Pike
November 02 2014 09:00AM

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October is in the books and now, it's time to begin the second month of the regular season. And to close out a season series, because that's how we roll.

The Calgary Flames (6-4-2) close out their season series with the Montreal Canadiens (8-2-1) tonight, in the teams' second meeting in a week. I mean, Montreal played Calgary on Tuesday, flew to play Vancouver on Thursday (they lost 3-2 in overtime) and then flew home. Calgary played on Friday and then flew to Montreal. Both teams are rested, but Montreal is really well-rested.

Anyhoo, Calgary's seeking sweet revenge for losing to Montreal 2-1 in a shootout on Tuesday in a fantastic game. Now Calgary gets a rematch, albeit without a lot of their key roster plays.

The puck drops at 5pm MT on City TV as part of Hometown Hockey - if you're in Central Alberta, everything's happening in Red Deer today. Check it out!

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Prospect Round-Up (November 1 2014)

Ryan Pike
November 01 2014 11:23AM

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The Flames are traveling today, as they whisk their way to Montreal to prepare for their game tomorrow against the Canadiens.

In the meantime, decompress, have a cup of coffee and enjoy this super-brief look at how the Flames prospects are doing this weekend.

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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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