February 29 2012 02:26AM
While there has been plenty of discussion surrounding the future of some of Calgary's more high profile pending unrestricted free agents in recent weeks, the talk about their three soon-to-be RFA players hasn't been as loud. One of those players is 26 year old winger Blake Comeau, who is due the largest qualifying offer of the trio. I don't believe the Flames can realistically entertain going down that road, but I also don't think that means they need to lose him either.
February 27 2012 10:35PM
That's how the St. Louis Blues win hockey games. They take a lead and choke things off, which is exactly what you saw on Monday night in their final meeting this season with the Calgary Flames. After Calgary opened the scoring for the fifth consecutive game, they allowed three straight and mustered next to nothing the rest of the way. The alarming thing is, the Flames have lost four of their last five games even when taking the first lead of the game.
February 25 2012 11:46PM
Holding 3-0 and 4-3 leads in another hugely important game should usually translate to two points. It did translate to a single point on Saturday night, but the story will likely be another coughed up advantage for the Calgary Flames, leading to a 5-4 shootout loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers. Thanks to the out of town scoreboard, the Flames lost ground on most of their Western Conference playoff foes.
February 25 2012 12:30PM
With points in nine of ten games so far this month, the Calgary Flames will look to snap a modest two game losing skid tonight when they welcome the Philadelphia Flyers (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960). It's a rare game the Flames will play that isn't against a Western Conference opponent they're right in the mix with; Calgary has just three more games, including tonight, left with Eastern Conference opponents.
February 23 2012 10:32PM
Even with the Calgary Flames being outshot and outchanced on Thursday night at home to the Phoenix Coyotes, they still managed to score a late powerplay goal and gain another point before falling 4-3 in a shootout. Despite the ice spending far too much time tilted in the direction of the opposition of late, Calgary is still getting points out of games thanks in large part to the play of Miikka Kiprusoff. They finish Thursday night tied with Dallas and LA for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.