Post-Game: Flames get two points, lose two players

Ryan Pike
March 09 2016 10:53PM

For the third straight game, the Calgary Flames were the better team.

For the third straight game, the Flames got some points out of it.

The locals were full marks once again, getting out to an early lead against a really good Nashville Predators club and holding on for a 3-2 overtime victory on home ice. The revelry was soured somewhat by the in-game departures of T.J. Brodie and Sam Bennett with upper-body injuries.

The Flames improve to 28-34-5 on the season.

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FGD #67: Home Ice Advantage: The Flames Welcome the Predators

Ryan Pike
March 09 2016 12:00PM

(Sergei Belski / USA Today Sports)

After losing three in a row following the National Hockey League's trade deadline, the Calgary Flames have quietly put together a pair of really strong games. On Saturday, they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins. On Monday, they dominated the San Jose Sharks and got a point. Tonight? They face the NHL's hottest club, the Nashville Predators.

The Flames are all-but-eliminated from the post-season, but they're playing (a) for jobs and (b) to recover old, good habits. The team has played two of its best games of the season lately, and it's a bit sad and frustrating considering it took 60-ish games and getting punted down to the bottom of the standings to get them going. Anyway, hopefully their strong play can continue and if they lose, they can lose with dignity.

The puck drops at 7:30pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan! It's the late game of a national double-header, following the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting the New York Islanders.

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Post-Game: Flames Throttle Sharks, Get A Point

Ryan Pike
March 07 2016 10:16PM

(Sergei Belski / USA Today Sports)

For the second straight contest, the Calgary Flames looked pretty damn good.

After Saturday afternoon's 4-2 triumph in Pittsburgh, they returned home for a date with the San Jose Sharks. The Flames out-shot and largely out-worked the Sharks, but dropped a heart-breaking 2-1 overtime decision as they just couldn't find a way to beat Martin Jones more than once.

The Flames are now 27-34-5 on the season.

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Revisiting the top 20 Flames prospects

Ryan Pike
March 07 2016 02:00PM

Back in the summer time, the FlamesNation crew sat down and hashed out the rankings of the 20 best Calgary Flames prospects. That was completed back in early September, and we've had almost a full hockey season since then and the Flames have acquired a few prospects in the interim. Thus, there's quite a lot to digest in regards to the composition and performance of the Flames' young up-and-comers this season.

Let's check in and see how the organization's prospects have done this year, shall we?

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FGD #66: Home Ice Advantage - The Flames Host San Jose

Ryan Pike
March 07 2016 12:00PM

(Sergei Belski / USA Today Sports)

After a tumultuous road trip that saw them drop three of four games as they trekked across the American northeast - and saw them divest themselves of the services of Jiri Hudler, Kris Russell and David Jones - the Calgary Flames are finally back home, sweet home tonight. They face another stiff test in a playoff-bound divisional rival, the San Jose Sharks.

Will the Flames prove themselves listless and sloppy, the way they played throughout most of their road trip? Or will they rather reflect that Saturday's impressive triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins was an indication of this team's true quality and nature? It's too late for wins to have post-season implications, but they can certainly work to build a foundation for future success.

The puck drops at 7pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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