November 26 2010 07:05AM
Well, on paper this one seems like a bit of a mismatch...the floundering Calgary Flames riding a three game losing skid take on the NHL best Philadelphia Flyers this morning in the City of Brotherly Love (11 am, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960). The Flames have yet to post a victory on this five game road trip, and earning one today will be a tall task...yet maybe their red hot opponent will provide just the boost Calgary needs to raise their game. Or maybe not.
November 24 2010 08:55PM
That was as uneventful a hockey game as we've seen involving the Flames this season, and that includes a 3-0 loss to Florida early on in the season. Calgary's 2-1 shootout loss to the Devils on Wednesday night was difficult to watch, and the end result was either positive or negative...the negative, a third straight loss for the Flames. The positive...they earned a point.
November 24 2010 11:23AM
I'm hoping you get my Jersey Shore reference, and if you don't, then I've completely outed myself as one of the only FlamesNationers to have watched the oddly entertaining MTV program. What it has to do with tonight's Flames-Devils game in Newark (5:30 pm, TSN and The FAN 960)? Absolutely nothing, but anytime I can get a Jersey Shore reference in...I'm doing it. By the way, it's a big game for the Flames.
November 22 2010 08:06PM
A day after a strong performance minus the correct result in Detroit, the Flames were unable to pull things out at Madison Square Garden, falling 2-1 in their only meeting with the New York Rangers. It was a game filled with hard hitting, chippy play...and one crushing hit delivered by Marc Staal to Calgary's Matt Stajan. Regardless, the Flames are three games below the .500 mark heading into New Jersey on Wednesday.
November 22 2010 12:07PM
Depending on how things go tonight in the Big Apple, Calgary could either be riding an impressive three game point streak, or be staring at consecutive losses once again. And the way things are right now, the perception of this team seems to swing wildly back and forth by the hour. Nevertheless, the Flames invade Madison Square Garden tonight for their first and only meeting this season with the Rangers (5 pm, Sportsnet West and The Fan 960).