February 23 2013 11:11PM
The Flames were back in action on Saturday for their final Saturday home game of the season, this time welcoming the Minnesota Wild to the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome.
What would materialize when one of the league's worst home teams faced off against one of the league's worst road teams? The answer would be....a fairly typical Flames/Wild tilt. Low-event, low-scoring and punctuated by a 39-minute scoreless stretch from mid-way through the first until mid-way through the third. Oh, and some fairly awful officiating.
February 22 2013 09:59AM
We're deep, deep into the regular season in the NCAA and the Canadian Hockey League, so why not take a long, deep look at how the Calgary Flames prospects in those two super-leagues are doing? In addition, we'll take a look overseas to see how the Flames Fins have made out...
February 19 2013 09:38AM
eason in the Kontinental Hockey League finished on Sunday and the annual Gagarin Cup playoffs – named for Hero of the Soviet Union (and first human being in space) Yuri Gagarin – begins later this week.
February 17 2013 01:19PM
Two teams missing their awesome goalies collide in the Lone Star State tonight! The Flames (4-5-3) are missing Miikka Kiprusoff (career 2.46 goals against average, .913 save percentage). The Stars (8-6-1) are missing Kari Lehtonen (career 2.69 goals against average, .915 save percentage). Lehtonen's been better than Kiprusoff this year, but both teams wish they had their number-ones.
A win here puts the Flames back at .500, a lofty perch which they've gotten to but have yet to cross over entirely. And it's already a quarter of the way into the season.
February 15 2013 10:20PM
Fresh off a wild and wooly 7-4 win over the surging Dallas Stars, your Calgary Flames hoped to continue that momentum against the St. Louis Blues. Unfortunately, a tremendously bad (and one-sided) first 25 minutes of the hockey game sunk that plan.
On the night after Valentine's Day, the Flames got lit up in the first period – with two goals apiece spoiling both the start of Leland Irving and the debut of Joey “MacBackup” MacDonald. The club got their feet moving and their mojo working in the second and third periods, but just could not bury the biscuit and fell by a 5-2 score.