FGD: Oh Great...

Pat Steinberg
November 26 2010 07:05AM

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 22: Carey Price  of the Montreal Canadiens looks on after giving up a goal to Claude Giroux  of The Philadelphia Flyers during their game on November 22, 2010 at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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.

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Postgame: Zzzzzzzzz

Pat Steinberg
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.

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FGD: It's T-Shirt Time!

Pat Steinberg
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.

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Postgame: A Rough Night

Pat Steinberg
November 22 2010 08:06PM

NEW YORK - JANUARY 19: Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates Marian Gaborik #10, Michael Del Zotto #4 and Brandon Dubinsky #17 on January 19, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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.

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FGD: New York, New York

Pat Steinberg
November 22 2010 12:07PM

A full moon rises behind the skyline of midtown Manhattan in New York, November 21, 2010. The New York Times building sits at left and the new Bank of America tower is in the center, in front of the moon. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: CITYSCAPE)

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).

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