Post-Game: Capital Gains

Ryan Pike
November 13 2015 08:45PM

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Earlier this season, the Calgary Flames were utterly embarrassed by the Washington Capitals 6-2 at home. Tonight, roughly a month later, the Flames played a composed, mature game. They let the Capitals back into it a bit in the third, but they played well enough to win.

And thanks to overtime, they did, by a score of 3-2 over the Capitals. The win represents their first points from their current four-game road trip - they've captured two of a possible six points thus far, and improve to 6-11-1 on the season.

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Flames Re-Assign Ryan Culkin to Adirondack Thunder

Ryan Pike
November 13 2015 01:15PM

Start paying attention to the ECHL, gang, because the Calgary Flames have finally put a player with a valid NHL contract in hockey's AA pro league.

Earlier today, the Flames announced that they've re-assigned defenseman Ryan Culkin from the AHL's Stockton Heat to the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder. The Heat also released goalie Eric Hartzell from his try-out due to the arrival for Kevin Poulin. (The moves leave the Heat with 24 healthy players, including eight defensemen.)

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FGD #18: A Capital Visit

Ryan Pike
November 13 2015 12:17PM

Just 24 hours after losing a heart-breaker to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Calgary Flames bring their 5-11-1 record to the Verizon Center when they face the Washington Capitals (11-4-0).

The Flames are trying to get some points on this road trip, after losing each of the first two games of the trip. They still have games against Washington and Chicago left on the trip. The good news is that just like the Flames, the Capitals played last night (in a different city) and are flying back to D.C. for the game. The bad news is that the Capitals have been playing pretty well, and the Flames haven't.

Puck drop is just after 5pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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Three Questions With Flames AGM Brad Pascall

Ryan Pike
November 13 2015 10:00AM

There's quite a bit going on for the Calgary Flames organizationally and sometimes we don't get a chance to dig into the farm team as much as we'd like. Thankfully, we had the opportunity to chat with Brad Pascall on the phone over the weekend. Pascall is the assistant general manager of the Flames, and operates in that capacity as the person in charge of the daily operations of the AHL's Stockton Heat.

So in between games, player demotions and scrambling to find a second goalie for the Heat on the weekend, we had the chance to ask him questions about three quick topics.

(Answers have been slightly edited for clarity.)

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Lightning 3, Flames 1 post-game embers: Square peg, round hole

Ari Yanover
November 13 2015 08:00AM

After fighting back from a disastrous first period, the Flames gave themselves a shot to win the game. At least, that was the case before a bad penalty, and questionable biases and habits came in to cement the loss.

At some point, things will have to change. For now, the team is 5-11-1.

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