FGD: The Friendly Confines?

Pat Steinberg
October 21 2010 12:59PM

CALGARY, CANADA - OCTOBER 31: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Calgary Flames during their game on October 31, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Red Wings defeated the Flames 3-1. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames will try to make it three straight wins tonight as they continue a three game road trip at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit (5:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  It's a place that used to be absolute death/kryptonite/guaranteed failure for the Flames, but lately, that hasn't been the case at all.

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Postgame: Working Overtime

Pat Steinberg
October 19 2010 09:37PM

Calgary Flames' goalie Miikka Kiprusoff reacts to the third goal scored on him by Florida Panthers' Shawn Matthias during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Not like it was an offensive showcase at the Bridgestone Arena (how many times has that place changed names?), but it's two points and consecutive points for the Calgary Flames.  Rene Bourque scored 2:10 into overtime to supply the only offence in a 1-0 Calgary win as the Flames move above the .500 mark for the first time this season.

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FGD: Makin Music

Pat Steinberg
October 19 2010 01:46PM

A busy Tuesday for the Calgary Flames as they get set for the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena (6 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  Rene Bourque returns to the lineup as the Flames go in search of their first consecutive wins of the season, and as mentioned previously on the site, the Flames have tinkered with their blueline as well.

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Bourque's Back

Pat Steinberg
October 18 2010 02:21PM

CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 20: Rene Bourque #17 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his second-period goal with teammate Jim Vandermeer #4 against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

The theme of good news continues on your Monday at FlamesNation.  First we're giving away bar money, second we're talking about 14 goals in nine games, and now we're talking about the return of Rene Bourque to Flames practice this morning.

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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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