Jets 2, Flames 0 post-game embers: Set fire to the game tape

January 10 2017 08:00AM


You know those mornings when you miss your alarm, you somehow show up to work with toothpaste still in your beard/hair, you forget deodorant, you forget your really good lunch you made the night before, and despite all of that you manage to leave the house EARLY but still show up five minutes late? Then when you finally start working you realize you've forgotten how to do your job so you coast through the workday, performing well below average while disappointing everyone around you.

That was the Calgary Flames last night with one of the more uninspiring games of the season. Hopefully it's behind them soon because this season isn't going to get any easier.

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Post-Game: Jets set, Flames flicker

Ryan Pike
January 09 2017 09:08PM

(Bruce Fedyck / USA Today Sports)

Heading into tonight's game between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets, the hope was that the visitors – heading into a key game against a team missing their most explosive player – would be able to play with emotion and get two key points in the playoff race.

Instead, the Flames played 60 minutes of wholly uninspired hockey en route to a 2-0 loss to the Jets. If this was intended to be a statement game for Calgary then the statement coming out of it surely is "What the heck was that?!"

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Interesting numbers from the Flames' first half

Ryan Pike
January 09 2017 04:00PM

The Calgary Flames have crossed the halfway mark of their 2016-17 regular season schedule. Through the first half they've played a lot of hockey: some good, some bad. We broke down their first 41 games to see what interesting patterns emerged.

Well, they're patterns. They may (or may not) be interesting.

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Which Flames should go to the All-Star Game?

Ryan Pike
January 09 2017 02:00PM

The reserves for the National Hockey League's somewhat annual All-Star Game will be announced later this week. As we saw last year, the NHL is sending contingents representing each of its four divisions to Los Angeles for a three-on-three tournament for bragging rights. Each division has a roster featuring two goalies, three defensemen and six forwards, and the league ensures every team has a player at the event when the rosters are announced.

Last season, the Pacific Division (featuring Calgary Flames representatives Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano) captured the All-Star championship. With Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers already voted the Pacific's captain, we'll handicap which Flames players will represent Calgary at the event.

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FGD 43: Going to Winnipeg (6pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
January 09 2017 12:00PM

(Bruce Fedyck / USA Today Sports)

We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.

The Calgary Flames beat a western Canadian rival on Saturday night, besting the Vancouver Canucks by a 3-1 score. Tonight they're back in action against another conference rival in the form of the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets have been playing pretty well lately, though they're suddenly without Patrik Laine and are a bit less of a handful for the Flames. But the Flames will need to be sharp, as they're heading into one of the NHL's toughest buildings in search of two much-needed points.

The puck drops at 6 p.m. MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan. For the curious, the Jets are wearing their Heritage Classic jerseys and the Flames will be wearing their home red jerseys. Wacky!

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