FGD: Afternoon Delight

Pat Steinberg
October 22 2011 12:13AM

As they continue a six game homestand, the Calgary Flames get to work early with an afternoon affair against the Nashville Predators (2 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).  After a 3-2 overtime loss on Thursday, the Flames have points in both games to open the home stint and take on a Preds team coming off two really poor performances, falling to the Oilers and the Canucks.

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Postgame: One Way Or Another

Pat Steinberg
October 20 2011 10:59PM

It was pretty fitting a game lacking in a ton of high quality chances would finish in overtime, and that's exactly what happened on Thursday night as the New York Rangers topped the Calgary Flames 3-2 in extra time.  All the regulation scoring happened in the first period until the visitors scored in the expiring seconds of the overtime period.  The loss keeps Calgary one game below the .500 mark.

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FGD: Tim Time

Pat Steinberg
October 20 2011 11:28AM

One of the most tenuous Calgary Flames issues this summer surrounded the team not signing end eventually trading former first round pick Tim Erixon.  He's now a member of the New York Rangers and he'll be in the lineup tonight when the Blueshirts make their only visit to Calgary this season (7:30 pm, TSN and Sportsnet 960).  It's game two of a six game homestand for the Flames, which they started on the right foot Tuesday night.

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Postgame: Six Minute Drill

Pat Steinberg
October 18 2011 10:49PM

Apparently you can play six minutes of effective hockey an win a hockey game.  Okay, we'll give them a little more than that (maybe ten minutes), but Tuesday's 2-1 Calgary win over Edmonton really was the definition of finding a way to win.  The Flames were almost entirely mediocre but used a solid final ten minutes to first tie and then win round one of the Battle of Alberta.

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FGD: Slick Oil

Pat Steinberg
October 18 2011 11:47AM

The Calgary Flames play round one of the Battle of Alberta tonight, playing host to the Edmonton Oilers for the first time this season (7:30 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).  While the Flames have struggled in getting off to a 1-3 start, the Oilers have kicked their season off with a bang, thanks in large part to their last two number one overall picks.  With how things have gone lately for Calgary, a loss at home to their provincial rivals could have many inching much closer to that panic button.

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