Postgame: What a Night

Pat Steinberg
October 16 2010 11:50PM

Calgary Flames' Steve Staios (R) knocks Edmonton Oilers Andrew Cogliano (13) to the ice as Flames' goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff watches the action during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jack Cusano (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

It was an outstanding night at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, and the result ended up being the right one for the home squad, a 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers in round two of the Battle of Alberta.  Jarome Iginla scored his first of the season on the powerplay with just over 12 minutes to go in the third period, and the Flames evened their record at 2-2 on the season.

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FGD: The Battle

Pat Steinberg
October 16 2010 12:52PM

Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (R) and Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano (L) follow the floating puck during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton October 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

For the second time in four games to start the season, the Calgary Flames will hook up with their provincial rivals, and they do so with some added motivation.  Calgary lost their season opener 4-0 in Edmonton and the Flames are also coming off a 3-0 loss to the Florida Panthers two nights ago.  The Flames make some lineup changes ahead of the game, and we'll see if they make any difference.

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Postgame: A Sad, Sad Night

Pat Steinberg
October 14 2010 10:59PM

Florida Panthers' Radek Dvorak (R) celebrates his second goal with teammates Cory Stillman (6) and Marty Reasoner during the first period of their NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

 

Yech, just not a good night for the Calgary Flames on Thursday as they fell 3-0 at the hands of the Florida Panthers.  It was a game that lacked excitement, entertainment, and most importantly from the Calgary perspective, it lacked compete level and enthusiasm.  For the second time in three games, the Flames failed to score a goal.

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FGD: Bring in the Reinforcements

Pat Steinberg
October 14 2010 01:10PM

WASHINGTON - MARCH 28: Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals is knocked to the ice by Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames on March 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

As depressing as it's been seeing the constant stream of Flames players to the infirmary, the team gets some good news tonight in game three of the regular season.  That comes in the form of Matt Stajan, who will in fact make his season debut for Calgary tonight against the Florida Panthers (7:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The Fan 960).  Steve Staios also makes his season debut for the Flames.

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In the Nick of Time?

Pat Steinberg
October 12 2010 01:47PM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Forward Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames waits for a face off against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

One day after his injury status was upgraded to week-to-week, Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan was back on the ice taking part in full practice this morning.  He traded in the yellow "no contact" jersey for a regular, black practice jersey and seems to be very close to making a full return to the Flames lineup.

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