FGD: Here We Go Again...

Pat Steinberg
November 12 2011 02:31PM

There used to be a time when games against the Colorado Avalanche were exciting.  They boasted names like Sakic, Forsberg, Roy, and Blake.  They were high flying, high scoring, and high octane.  However, they always beat the Calgary Flames.  Well, this current incarnation of the Avalanche is nowhere near as good, and as of late, they sure as heck don't beat the Flames.  Tonight in Denver, they meet for the third time this season (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960).

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Postgame: Rope-a-Dope

Pat Steinberg
November 06 2011 11:35PM

The Calgary Flames didn't necessarily carry the play Sunday night, and they kinda took a page out of their opponents book en route to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.  The Flames didn't generate a ton offensively, they scored a powerplay goal, relied on their goaltender, and got back to the .500 mark.  No it wasn't pretty, but it got the job done and Calgary has won four of their last six games and come away 2-1 on this three game road trip.

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FGD: Shift Work

Pat Steinberg
November 06 2011 12:55PM

After a disappointing outing Friday night in Buffalo, the Calgary Flames finish off a three game road trip tonight in Colorado for their second meeting with the Avalanche (6 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).  Thanks in part to an injury and some disappointing play, David Moss, Brendan Morrison and Cory Sarich will all sit this one out, giving us new looks up and down the lineup.

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The Pain Continues

Pat Steinberg
November 04 2011 08:33PM

The last time the Calgary Flames won a hockey game in Buffalo remains March of 1996 after falling 2-1 to the Sabres on Friday night.  The score could have been a whole lot more lopsided if not for the outstanding performance of Henrik Karlsson between the Calgary pipes.  He remains winless on the year and Calgary drops back a game below .500 after toppling the Red Wings the night prior.

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FGD: Getting Buff

Pat Steinberg
November 04 2011 12:13PM

After an impressive 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, the Calgary Flames play game two of a three game road trip tonight in Buffalo (5:30 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).  As disturbing as the above picture may be, I felt the Flames flexed a little defensive muscle last night in holding the Red Wings off the scoreboard at even strength as they look for a similar effort tonight against the Sabres.

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