Report: Olli Jokinen Suspended 3 Games

Pat Steinberg
November 18 2010 01:35PM

Calgary Flames Olli Jokinen (13) hits Detroit Red Wings Brad Stuart against the boards during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

According to Craig Custance of The Sporting News, Calgary Flames forward Olli Jokinen has been suspended three games after his cross check to the face of Phoenix's Wojtek Wolski last night.

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Postgame: Another Loss

Pat Steinberg
November 17 2010 10:51PM

Calgary Flames goalie goalie Miikka Kiprusoff (R) tries to get the puck from Phoenix Coyotes Martin Hanzal during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta November 17, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

It's kind of hard to come up with clever titles for the postgame article...really, tonight's title is exactly what the game was.  Another loss for the Calgary Flames.  This time, it was to the Phoenix Coyotes (again) by a 3-1 score at home.  Overall, Calgary has lost four straight at the 'Dome and three in a row...they now sit 7-10 on the season.

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FGD: So, There's a Game too?

Pat Steinberg
November 17 2010 01:32PM

Phoenix Coyotes' Vernon Fiddler (38) scores against Calgary Flames' goalie Miikka Kiprusoff (C), as Jay Bouwmeester watches, in the third period of their NHL game in Glendale, Arizona November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

So...with all this talk of Jarome Iginla and the Los Angeles Kings and Brayden Schenn and a total tear down...it may be easy to forget there's a hockey game to play.  Hey, some may like to pretend there isn't a game, with some of the results as of late...but tonight, it's the Flames back at home as they take on the Phoenix Coyotes (7:30 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960).

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Postgame: Better, But Another Loss

Pat Steinberg
November 13 2010 11:32PM

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton (R) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Stockholm October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong (SWEDEN - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

There was plenty to like about Calgary's game on Saturday night in San Jose, but it goes down as another loss, this time 4-3 at the hands of the Sharks.  Lots of good things happened...Jarome Iginla scored a timely goal and Jay Bouwmeester showed some offensive flair...but in the end, Joe Pavelski's line was the difference, and they drop the Flames two games below. 500.

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FGD: Go With What Works

Pat Steinberg
November 13 2010 01:53PM

After the Calgary Flames fell 5-4 in Phoenix last night, it seems pretty clear what the team needs to do heading into their second meeting with the San Jose Sharks tonight at the HP Pavilion (8 pm, CBC and The FAN 960).  After names like Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay let the team down in the desert, it's time to ride the lines that are getting the job done, and on a very consistent basis.

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