Postgame: Leads

Pat Steinberg
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.

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Postgame: Trainwreck

Pat Steinberg
February 21 2012 10:12PM

An absolutely terrible evening saw the Calgary Flames fall 6-1 to the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night at the Saddledome, a game that was ran by the visitors from start to finish.  Even after scoring the first goal of the hockey game and being fortunate to be even after one period of play, the Flames let their provincial rivals go to town as the Oilers snapped a nine game losing streak to Calgary in the process.

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Postgame: Playoffs?

Pat Steinberg
February 18 2012 11:01PM

We know how the Calgary Flames are doing it, but yet...we kind of don't know how.  Riding the spectacular goaltending of Miikka Kiprusoff, and his fourth shutout this season, the Flames were able to use a third period goal from Mike Cammalleri to take a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings and officially move into a playoff spot for the first time this season.  It's exciting to see despite another, um, punchless effort for Calgary.  They've now got points in eight straight games.

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Postgame: Loving February

Pat Steinberg
February 14 2012 10:21PM

The Calgary Flames have scored 14 goals on Valentine's Day over the last two seasons, including five in a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.  On top of their success on Cupid's day, Calgary is also 6-0-2 since the calendar turned to the second month, moving them just a point back of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.  They are catching some bounces, riding a red hot goaltender, and most importantly, getting points.

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FGD: Crucial Stretch

Pat Steinberg
February 06 2012 11:14AM

If I'm being honest with myself, I don't really see the Calgary Flames falling out of the playoff hunt between now and the NHL's trade deadline at the end of the month.  Even with upcoming games against the likes of the Sharks and Canucks, I still see Calgary remaining within striking distance of eighth in the Western Conference.  That said, they start a three game road trip tonight in Anaheim that could prove to be very important (8 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).

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