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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Postgame: Toronto Troubles

Pat Steinberg
October 15 2011 08:22PM

The Calgary Flames dropped to 1-3 on the season Saturday night, falling 3-2 at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs to finish off a three game road trip.  Calgary started the game in a strong fashion, with a pair of goals 82 seconds apart in the first period before Toronto replied for their three tallies to win the hockey game.  The Leafs have yet to lose on the season while Calgary returns home for a six game homestand.

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FGD: Oh Captain, My Captain

Pat Steinberg
October 15 2011 11:27AM

Coming off their first win of the season on Thursday night, the Calgary Flames finish a three game road trip tonight in Toronto, taking on the Maple Leafs for one of two meetings this season (5 pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960).  The Flames and Leafs will be forever linked to their blockbuster trade from January 2010, a deal that saw Toronto get their new captain Dion Phaneuf.

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Postgame: It's a Start

Pat Steinberg
October 13 2011 08:49PM

It's always good to see a solid effort rewarded with a victory, and that's exactly what we saw on Thursday night in Montreal as the Calgary Flames earned their first 'W' of the season, 4-1 over the Canadiens.  After a strong opening frame, the Flames did a nice job making life difficult on the Habs for the final 40 minutes, not allowing the goal for the final 58 odd minutes of the hockey game.

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