Post-Game: Flames Lose To Stanley Cup Champions

Ryan Pike
November 15 2015 10:04PM

So, how's everyone doing?

Tonight, the Calgary Flames polished off their four-game road trip tonight in Chicago. Despite playing a Blackhawks team that suited up last night, in a different city, and played a tough, emotional game against St. Louis, the Flames lost 4-1. Aside from a brief stretch of the early second period when they had a 1-0 lead, the Flames weren't ever really in this game.

With the loss, the Flames head home with a 6-12-1 record through 19 games.

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FGD #19: Visiting The Champs

Ryan Pike
November 15 2015 12:00PM

Well, it's come down to this: the Calgary Flames are capping off their four-game, eight-day sojourn through the United States tonight with a meeting with the reigning and defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks.

Some of the most memorable road hockey moments of the past few seasons for the Calgary Flames have happened in Chicago. Who could forget Reto Berra's miraculous first game in the NHL in Chicago back in November 2013? Or Jonas Hiller's 49-save first Flames win in Chicago last October? The Blackhawks (9-7-1) are a damn good team, but they played last night against St. Louis and may be tired. It's something the Flames (6-11-1) will need to try to take advantage of if they want to return home with a .500 record on this trip.

The puck drops just after 6:30pm MT on Sportsnet One (with Rick Ball and Kelly Hrudey) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Post-Game: Capital Gains

Ryan Pike
November 13 2015 08:45PM

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Earlier this season, the Calgary Flames were utterly embarrassed by the Washington Capitals 6-2 at home. Tonight, roughly a month later, the Flames played a composed, mature game. They let the Capitals back into it a bit in the third, but they played well enough to win.

And thanks to overtime, they did, by a score of 3-2 over the Capitals. The win represents their first points from their current four-game road trip - they've captured two of a possible six points thus far, and improve to 6-11-1 on the season.

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Flames Re-Assign Ryan Culkin to Adirondack Thunder

Ryan Pike
November 13 2015 01:15PM

Start paying attention to the ECHL, gang, because the Calgary Flames have finally put a player with a valid NHL contract in hockey's AA pro league.

Earlier today, the Flames announced that they've re-assigned defenseman Ryan Culkin from the AHL's Stockton Heat to the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder. The Heat also released goalie Eric Hartzell from his try-out due to the arrival for Kevin Poulin. (The moves leave the Heat with 24 healthy players, including eight defensemen.)

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FGD #18: A Capital Visit

Ryan Pike
November 13 2015 12:17PM

Just 24 hours after losing a heart-breaker to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Calgary Flames bring their 5-11-1 record to the Verizon Center when they face the Washington Capitals (11-4-0).

The Flames are trying to get some points on this road trip, after losing each of the first two games of the trip. They still have games against Washington and Chicago left on the trip. The good news is that just like the Flames, the Capitals played last night (in a different city) and are flying back to D.C. for the game. The bad news is that the Capitals have been playing pretty well, and the Flames haven't.

Puck drop is just after 5pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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