Post-Game: The (Other) Comeback Kids

Ryan Pike
February 20 2015 10:16PM

Tonight, the Calgary Flames entered the third period in an enviable position.

They were up a goal, at home. Game over, right? Nope. Because the Flames, the NHL's best third period comeback team, were facing the top team in the Pacific...and the NHL's second-best third period comeback team.

After surrendering five goals in the final frame in one of the worst frames of hockey they've played in a while, the Calgary Flames lost their first game all season after leading through 40 minutes, by a 6-3 score.

Here's how it all fell apart at the Saddledome tonight.

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FGD #59: Western Night (7pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
February 20 2015 01:00PM

With just 24 games left to go, things continue to get real for the Calgary Flames. Tonight, they finish off their homestand and play their final home game until after the Tim Hortons Brier - until March 11 - as they face the Anaheim Ducks. (Coincidentally, the March 11 game is also against Anaheim...)

The Flames (32-22-4) are coming off a tough overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild in a game where the Flames probably deserved better. Regardless of the loss, the Flames are 7-3-1 in the 11 games since the All-Star Break. They host the Ducks (35-16-7), who have lost five of their last six games and are 4-6-1 since the All-Star Break. The Ducks aren't in any real danger of losing ground, but they need momentum as they head into the playoffs.

Puck drop is at 7pm MT tonight on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan. Oh, and it's Western Night at the Scotiabank Saddledome, y'all!

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Update: Glencross Has Asked For Trade, Says Report

Ryan Pike
February 19 2015 01:59PM

While the rumour mill has been working overtime in recent weeks regarding the impending fate of Calgary Flames alternate captain Curtis Glencross, the comments from the left winger did nothing but throw fuel on the fire this afternoon.

Here's a brief rundown of his comments regarding his future and the NHL's upcoming trade deadline.

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Flames Return Wolf, Recall Granlund

Ryan Pike
February 19 2015 10:32AM

The Calgary Flames made a pair of roster moves this morning to shuffle up the forward ranks a tiny bit.

David Wolf has been re-assigned back to the American Hockey League's Adirondack Flames, while Markus Granlund has been recalled from the AHL affiliate.

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Post-Game: Sometimes You Lose (In OT)

Ryan Pike
February 19 2015 12:30AM

It's a tale as old as time. A verse as old as rhyme.

The Calgary Flames have habitually gotten themselves behind the eight-ball this season by virtue of giving their opponents leads, quite often by margins of one or two goals. Once again, though, the Flames managed to make an impressive comeback.

They didn't win tonight, but they got a crucial point by way of a 3-2 overtime loss to the visiting Minnesota Wild. All this despite giving the Wild a 2-0 first period lead like friendly hosts.

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