Post-Game: Bennett Is Good, Flames Lose Anyway

Ryan Pike
September 25 2014 10:20PM

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The Vancouver Canucks visited Calgary to face the Flames on Thursday evening. They had no Sedins. They were out-shot and out-played by the locals for the lion's share of the contest. But the Canucks weathered the storm, the Flames were unable to capitalize on their advantages and scoring chances, and the Canucks skated away with a 3-1 loss.

On the other hand, Sam Bennett appears to be quite the hockey player, and that's probably what people are more interested in.

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FGD: The Canucks Visit (7pm MT; SN360)

Ryan Pike
September 25 2014 01:13PM

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After a pretty entertaining 4-3 win in Sylvan Lake last night, the Calgary Flames are back at it! In the second game of both their 3-games-in-3-nights stretch and their 4-games-in-5-nights stretch (and 5 in 7 if you want to go that far down), they host the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

The puck drops just after 7pm MT and the game is on radio via Sportsnet 960 The Fan and on television via Sportsnet 360. Beware, again, it's the Canucks feed, so no Ball, Hrudey or Millions tonight.

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Post-Game: Conquering Hockeyville

Ryan Pike
September 24 2014 09:25PM

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The Calgary Flames headed up the road to Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Wednesday night to play the visiting Phoenix Arizona Coyotes. While cynics would joke that the poor folks in Sylvan Lake lost their arena already, why should they be subjected to a Flames/Coyotes game (ha!), tonight's contest actually was pretty damn entertaining.

After some overtime power-play heroics, the Flames skated home with a 4-3 win to improve their pre-season record to 2-1-0.

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FGD: A Trip to Hockeyville (5pm MT, SN360)

Ryan Pike
September 24 2014 09:35AM

CBC's grip on the game of ice hockey may soon become but a memory as Sportsnet gets more and more accustomed to owning the NHL rights for eons, but one of the cooler remnants of the CBC Era will likely be Kraft Hockeyville.

Canadians nominated a community that deserved or required rink upgrades and provided a story as to why. In the case of Sylvan Lake, the roof of their old arena collapsed in January. CBC viewers liked their story, so they won arena upgrades and a bunch of cool CBC-related prizes, including hosting tonight's pre-season clash between the Arizona Coyotes and your beloved Calgary Flames (5pm MT; Sportsnet 360 and Fan 960).

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News and Notes - September 23 2014

Ryan Pike
September 23 2014 12:44PM

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We are about to get busy in a hurry, gang.

Following a handful of cuts, ending the NHL dreams of seven players for this season, the Flames are about to embark upon the busiest pre-season stretch that they'll face: three games in three nights AND four games in five nights. We should be down to a more manageable group by that point, but for now, keep those roster sheets handy.

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