October 13 2011 08:49PM
It's always good to see a solid effort rewarded with a victory, and that's exactly what we saw on Thursday night in Montreal as the Calgary Flames earned their first 'W' of the season, 4-1 over the Canadiens. After a strong opening frame, the Flames did a nice job making life difficult on the Habs for the final 40 minutes, not allowing the goal for the final 58 odd minutes of the hockey game.
October 13 2011 11:30AM
The Calgary Flames roll into Montreal for one of two meetings with the Canadiens this season, and after two lackluster defeats, the Flames hope to get on the winning side for the first time (5:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet 960). Calgary started their three game road trip with a 5-2 loss in St. Louis on Monday, one of the worst outings we've seen from the Flames in a while.
October 10 2011 03:09PM
For a second straight game, the Calgary Flames opened nicely but were unable to put together anything of note in the middle stages of the hockey game. On Monday afternoon in St. Louis, the Flames opened the score before being done in by four goals against in the final 40 minutes, falling 5-2 to the Blues. Calgary is not 0-2 on the season, starting off a three game road trip in an unimpressive fashion.
October 10 2011 12:19AM
The month of October is a curious one for the Calgary Flames, as they opened their season Saturday against a non-conference opponent and follow that with three games on the road, two more against teams from the East. Following that, Calgary spends the rest of the tenth month at the Saddledome, with a six game homestand carrying them past All Saints Day. This afternoon, the Flames start a three game trip in St. Louis (12 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).
October 08 2011 11:39PM
The season opening woes continued Saturday for the Calgary Flames, as an absolutely dismal second period was enough to sink the home team 5-3 at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The middle 20 minutes, with a few tacked on either side, was as dominant a performance from a visiting team I've seen at the Saddledome in ages. Unfortunately for Calgary, a late rally was too little, too late as the Flames have lost eight of their last nine season openers.