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.
October 08 2011 12:12PM
After far too long a summer, after weeks of training camp, after six preseason games, and after a nine day break, it's finally time to start the season for the Calgary Flames. Every game matters. It's the motto for the team this year, and after missing the playoffs by just three points one year ago, it's something that rings truer than ever. To open the season, the Flames welcome the PIttsburgh Penguins (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960).
October 04 2011 03:32PM
The Calgary Flames have headed west to Banff for three days during their week off prior to Saturday's regular season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Good news had Jarome Iginla and Brendan Morrison back on the ice taking part in full practice, with neither guy wearing yellow "no-contact" jerseys. The bad news had Mikael Backlund not on the ice after having surgery to repair a broken finger.