January 21 2012 02:00PM
The title above refers to two things: the amount of efffort I'm putting into this post on a Saturday morning after a rare Friday night off, and what the Flames should make of the Oilers tonight at Rexall Place. After a solid two game stint in California, Calgary traveled to a much less prime destination yesterday for their fourth meeting with Edmonton tonight (8pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960).
January 19 2012 11:40PM
The Calgary Flames have scored just four regulation goals in their last four games, yet they've won a pair of those games and have five of a possible eight points. It's not what you'd call a sustainable brand of hockey, but it's worked to this point, and they picked up another win Thursday night by taking a 2-1 shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings.
January 17 2012 11:30PM
Continuing a really tough stretch, the Calgary Flames did most of what they could for success against a pretty good opponent, but in the end, the Flames kicked off a three game road trip falling 2-1 in a shootout at the hands of the San Jose Sharks. Miikka Kiprusoff was outstanding along the way, as Calgary wasn't able to hold a one goal lead heading into the final frame.
January 05 2012 07:49PM
In a season full of bad performances, the Calgary Flames sunk to their lowest depths Thursday night, finishing their seven game stretch away from home with an embarrassing 9-0 loss to the Boston Bruins. The debacle of monumental proportions started just 74 seconds in and didn't end until Daniel Paille scored Boston's ninth of the night shorthanded at 8:43 of the third period. You can make it five straight losses for Calgary after this one.
January 05 2012 11:39AM
To this point, the Calgary Flames sit 2-3-1 on their season-long seven game absence from the Scotiabank Saddledome, with their latest setback coming Tuesday night at the hands of the Washington Capitals. We all knew the trip was going to finish with a bang, seeing the Flames take on the defending Stanley Cup champions. I think many were hoping the Flames wouldn't need a win over the Boston Bruins just to salvage a .500 trip (5 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).