Postgame: Look At All Those Minuses

Pat Steinberg
November 12 2010 10:06PM

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 06: Radim Vrbata  of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates with teammate Ray Whitney  after scoring a first period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on November 6, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames were not horrible on Friday night in Phoenix, falling 5-4 to the Coyotes.  In fact, there times when they were extremely effective and dominant.  However, when your captain finishes a deserving -4 and players like Alex Tanguay and Brendan Morrison are well under water too, you're not going to win very many games.

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FGD: Juggling Act

Pat Steinberg
November 12 2010 12:42PM

As the Calgary Flames strive for some consistency, they've made some lineup changes going into a game with the Phoenix Coyotes in the desert (7:30 pm, TSN and The FAN 960).  It looks like Brendan Morrison will pop up to the first line to centre Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay, while Stefan Meyer returns to the lineup in place of Craig Conroy.

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Postgame: Good Third, Big Win

Pat Steinberg
November 09 2010 10:41PM

Calgary Flames' David Moss (L) can't get the puck past Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj (C) and John-Michael Liles in the first period of their NHL hockey game in Denver November 9, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Looking at this game on paper heading in, it was a game you thought the Calgary Flames should win if they made life difficult on the Colorado Avalanche.  Well, that wasn't always the case Tuesday night in Denver, but it happened when it counted most and the Flames took a 4-2 come from behind win over the Colorado Avalanche.

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FGD: Stop It

Pat Steinberg
November 09 2010 01:37PM

Calgary Flames Jay Bouwmeester (C) is trapped between Colorado Avalanche Matt Duchene (L) and Cody Mueller during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta October 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

The Calgary Flames are saying all the right things, riding a four game losing streak into Denver tonight for their second meeting with the Colorado Avalanche (7:30 pm, Sportsnet West (JIP), Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  Curtis Glencross returns to the lineup for the Flames, as the team seems motivated to make sure this skid ends now.

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Postgame: Detroit Dances

Pat Steinberg
November 03 2010 10:58PM

Detroit Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi (L) takes a swipe at the puck held by Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

It may have been a one goal game, but the Detroit Red Wings had the puck so much on Wednesday night that it was going to be hard for anyone to beat them.  When it all shook down, the Flames fell 2-1 and were unable to convert upon a late opportunity with a four minute powerplay handed to Detroit.

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