FGD: Conroypalooza

Pat Steinberg
October 28 2010 11:48AM

Calgary Flames Craig Conroy (L) celebrates his goal in front of Los Angeles Kings Davis Drewiske during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

 

He's Craig Conroy.  He's played in 497 career games with the Calgary Flames, and tonight he'll be honored for playing game number 1000 of his NHL career.  It's the overwhelming storyline heading into Calgary's tenth game of the season, a meeting with their Northwest Division rivals in the Colorado Avalanche (7:30 pm, TSN and The FAN 960).

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Postgame: Whew

Pat Steinberg
October 26 2010 10:42PM

Calgary Flames' Brendan Morrison (R) celebrates his second goal of the night with teammate Curtis Glencross during the second period of their NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers in Calgary, Alberta, October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

That was the total opposite of pretty, as the Calgary Flames were able to pull one of their behind and eventually skate to a 5-4 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.  Alex Tanguay scored the winner on a gorgeous roof shot to seal a game where Calgary held a three goal lead late in the second period.

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FGD: Bring Em On...Again

Pat Steinberg
October 26 2010 12:52PM

Edmonton Oilers Shawn Horcoff can't get his stick on the puck as Calgary Flames' goalie Miikka Kiprusoff makes a save during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jack Cusano (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

The fact that the Flames take on the Oilers tonight is exciting.  The fact that 33.3% of Calgary's opposition to this point have been the Oilers makes it significantly less exciting.  Nonetheless, here they are...for the third time this season, the Calgary Flames take on the Chosen Ones, and for the second time at the Scotiabank Saddledome (7 pm, Sportsnet West, The FAN 960).

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Postgame: Sunday Fun-Day

Pat Steinberg
October 24 2010 09:24PM

Calgary Flames Rene Bourque celebrates his second goal of the night during the first period of their NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Calgary, Alberta, October 24, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

 

Is there a better way to start a five game home stand than with an absolutely dominant performance over one of the NHL's elite regular season teams?  That's exactly what happened Sunday night as the Flames blew away the San Jose Sharks by a 4-0 score, a game that was over after twenty minutes, and a game that gives Calgary a 5-3 record on the season.

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FGD: Welcome Home

Pat Steinberg
October 24 2010 01:49PM

The Calgary Flames open up a five game home stand tonight against a pretty darn tough opponent, welcoming the San Jose Sharks to the Scotiabank Saddledome (6pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  Calgary is coming off their best offensive display of the young season, a 6-2 win Friday on the road in Columbus.

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