POST GAME: HOW THE? WHAT THE? WE'LL TAKE IT!

Taylor McKee
November 04 2014 08:19PM

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!? 

Aside from that incontinence-inducing save, I don't think this game will be used in many goaltending clinics in the near future that's for sure. There were some weird goals tonight in a game where the Flames beat the Caps 4-3 in OT

The Flames won a game that I had thought they had lost at least on two different occasions thanks to an overtime goal from Sean Monahan. The Flames continue to win when people least expect them to and are now FOUR GAMES ABOVE .500 ARE YOU SERIOUS?! 

Come see how the Flames managed this after the jump!

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FGD #14: A Capital Meeting (5pm MT, SNW)

Ryan Pike
November 04 2014 11:46AM

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It's a tale of two cities in The District tonight, as the Calgary Flames (7-4-2) head to America's capital city to tangle with the Washington Capitals (4-5-2). The puck drops at 5pm MT and you can catch all the action on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

These teams last met last week in Calgary, with some timely goals from Joel Ward pacing the Caps to a 3-1 win over the Flames. Since that game, Washington's gone 0-4-0 and Calgary's gone 2-0-1. Strange, eh? The visitors are hoping they can string together yet another strong 60-minute effort...and that Washington's skid continues unabated for at least one more evening.

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The Nation Minute: 11.4.14

Nation World HQ
November 04 2014 09:33AM


The Nation Network brings you the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look at news, stats and fun facts across the network and the NHL.

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The Clock Is Ticking For Mikael Backlund

Ryan Pike
November 03 2014 09:30AM

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For the first month of the season, many around the Calgary Flames probably had a similar thought. While traditional possession giants T.J. Brodie and Mark Giordano continued their strong Corsi work unabated as the new season began - and Paul Byron began to prove that his strong work when he was healthy late last season probably was an indicator of future work - one of the usual suspects was conspicuous by his absence.

The common thought? "What the heck is up with Mikael Backlund?"

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Post-Game: They Beat Carey Price Five Times

Ryan Pike
November 02 2014 08:23PM

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After going 4-2-0 on their season-opening six game road trip, I've learned not to doubt the Calgary Flames. But hey, they were playing Montreal at home, where the Habs are undefeated, so let's just say the odds were stacked against them.

But then the Flames proved themselves ignorant of the odds - like the Han Solo of the Western Conference ("Never tell me the odds!") - and beat Montreal 6-2 to win their season series with the old rivals.

It's been a strange season.

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