FGD: Road Trip

Pat Steinberg
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).

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Postgame: Bad Middle

Pat Steinberg
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.

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FGD: Here We Go!

Pat Steinberg
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).

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In the Mountains Day 1

Pat Steinberg
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.

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Postgame: Strong Finish

Pat Steinberg
September 29 2011 10:12PM

Photo credit: Terence Leung, calgaryflames.com

The Calgary Flames finished their 2011 preseason with a 4-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday at the Saddledome, a decent finish to their exhibition schedule.  The Coyotes iced a fairly veteran laden lineup and were probably the best competition the Flames have faced thus far; Calgary controlled most of the game and did some damage on the powerplay to even their preseason record at 3-3.

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