News and Notes - October 29 2014

Ryan Pike
October 29 2014 01:52PM

The Calgary Flames lost last night, but they were back at it at the 'Dome today for practice.

Yes, we're talking 'bout practice. And a few other Flames-related things.

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Post-Game: Flames Lose Shootout, Players

Ryan Pike
October 28 2014 10:52PM

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There were two major sporting events carried on Sportsnet on Tuesday evening. On the main Sportsnet feed, we had Game 6 of the World Series between Kansas City and San Francisco, with the Royals fighting (at home) for their survival. That game - high stakes - was epicly one-sided, and the Royals spanked the visitors rather handily to force a Game 7 tomorrow night.

On Sportsnet's dedicated Flames feed - a ways down the dial - we got an absolute barn-burner of a hockey game between old rivals, as the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames played 65 minutes of fantastic hockey. After regulation and overtime solved nothing, the Flames ended up losing arguably their best game of the season, a 2-1 shootout decision against Montreal.

Oh, and Joe Colborne left the game with an upper body injury in the second period and Matt Stajan left with an apparent knee injury in the third period.

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Goalies Through 10 Games

Ryan Pike
October 27 2014 02:50PM

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We're an even 10 games into the 2014-15 calendar, and now that we have a break and an even number of games played by each, let's take a quick glimpse at Calgary's two goaltenders - Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller.

Spookily, they've both played the same number of minutes - 313.

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Sunday Open Thread: Surprises And Disappointments Through 10 Games

Ryan Pike
October 26 2014 10:28AM

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After last night's 3-1 loss to the Washington Capitals, the Calgary Flames have completed 10 games. It's a nice even number, and for some reason the Flames have now played more than anybody else in the league save for the Boston Bruins.

Is it possible for the schedule makers to dislike both teams? Perhaps. But in another weird twist, both teams have won 5 of their 10 games. Spooky.

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Post-Game: Caps Douse Flames 3-1

Ryan Pike
October 25 2014 11:31PM

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The Calgary Flames came into tonight with a record above .500 and were facing a team that were coming off their first regulation loss of the season (against Edmonton, of all teams). The Capitals came into the Saddledome tonight and played with structure and, at times, poise and desperation.

In contrast, particularly in the third, the Flames looked like a team that that had lost their nerve during a 3-1 home loss on Saturday night.

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