Post-Game: Big Boy Hockey

Ryan Pike
January 23 2013 11:42PM

The first meeting of 2013 between the Calgary Flames and their bitter rivals, the Vancouver Canucks, started off as a bit of a snoozer. Both teams played as poorly as they had in their two previous regular season games to date. However, after a lacklustre first period, the game turned into quite the barn-burner and a play-off like showcase of what Sportsnet's Rob Kerr would call “big boy hockey.”

After falling behind 2-0, much like their early effort against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, the Flames battled back and earned their first point of the season in a 3-2 shootout loss. While the talent level of the Flames may be up for some debate, their heart has been on display in the last two games.

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Post-Game: Duck Sauced

Ryan Pike
January 21 2013 11:50PM

The Calgary Flames remain winless after a sometimes-ugly, sometimes-exciting 5-4 home loss against the Anaheim Ducks (of Anaheim).

The contest was a microcosm of the entire season to date – both games of it. Jarome Iginla? One point (an assist), but largely invisible. The third line of Lee Stempniak, Matt Stajan and Roman Horak? Full of pep. The Flames? Tremendously inconsistent and unable to finish most of their chances.

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Flames Weekend Guide, January 18 2013

Ryan Pike
January 18 2013 08:25AM



There is snow on the ground and hockey on the ice. It is probably a weekend of the year between September and March. For your viewing pleasure, please enjoy this brief overview of what is happening in Calgary Flames-related hockey action this coming weekend.

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Flames Camp News and Notes, January 17 2013

Ryan Pike
January 17 2013 01:53PM

The fifth day of Flames camp has come and gone, and the highlight of the day was a scrimmage, as well as players being put on waivers.

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Flames Camp News and Notes, January 16 2013

Ryan Pike
January 16 2013 03:12PM

A packed house was on-hand for the fourth day of Calgary Flames camp. The stands were the fullest they've been – I'd estimate somewhere just south of 1,000 fans in attendance – as the Flames had a mixed session of practice and scrimmage.

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