December 15 2011 08:38PM
The Calgary Flames had some really poor stretches of hockey Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning, which played a big part of them trailing 4-2 after two periods of play. They also had some very good spans of hockey, which was the main reason why they were able to force extra time with a pair of goals in the third period. In the end, a Steven Stamkos marker 30 seconds into overtime was the difference, with the Lightning prevailing 5-4.
December 15 2011 11:52AM
Well, for this year anyway. For the only time this season, the Calgary Flames take on the Tampa Bay Lightning this season tonight as they continue a four game road trip (5:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet 960). Starting next year, the Flames will see the Lightning twice every year, but for now, this will be our only look at how Steven Stamkos et al fare against Calgary.
December 13 2011 08:58PM
The good news coming from Calgary's 2-1 loss in Nashville on Tuesday saw the two teams equal their goal total from the prior two meetings combined. The bad news came from the fact the Flames saw their three game win streak come to an end, as Colin Wilson's third period powerplay goal being the difference in a game that more than 80 shots fired between the two squads.
December 13 2011 11:36AM
The Calgary Flames kick off a four game road trip tonight having won six of their last eight games and playing their best hockey of the season. Beating teams outside of the "juggernaut" category is exactly what the Flames need to do, and they've done that over the last little bit, asserting their game on their opponents. Tonight's opponent isn't a world beater either, as Calgary visits Nashville for the first time this season (6 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).
December 11 2011 02:03AM
You can make it eight in a row for the Calgary Flames over their provincial rivals, as the Flames were victorious in round three of the Battle of Alberta, taking a 3-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. While it was close in the opening 20 minutes, the Flames gradually took this one over and snuffed out their upstart rivals to get above the .500 mark for the first time this season.