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January 22 2016 06:00AM
Surgeries for everyone in Edmonton, Flames Smid joins exclusive club, to trade or not to trade Leo Komarov in Toronto, Canucks GM on the trade market, John Scott's path to no where, trade deadline speculation, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
January 21 2016 07:55PM
The Calgary Flames came into Columbus, Ohio tonight with a simple objective: win. Facing off against the National Hockey League's worst club, the Flames had to grab two points to have a shot at getting back into the pack in the Western Conference playoff race.
And due to some performances by 19-Year-old Sam Bennett and Johnny (Hockey) Gaudreau, the Flames skated away with a 4-2 victory. It was a game that was up for grab after 40 minutes; the Flames took it.
January 21 2016 06:52PM
Bad news for Micheal Ferland whose night was ended after an accidental knee to the head after being tripped up early in the second period. The incident came just under a minute into the period during a sequence in close to the Blue Jackets net.
Sequence that resulted in Ferland's potential injury. Definitely accidental contact there. pic.twitter.com/rVcmxo80aw— FlamesNation (@FlamesNation) January 22, 2016
January 21 2016 02:00PM
Ladislav Smid dressed against New Jersey, suiting up for the Calgary Flames for the 13th time this season. He played 10:51 in a loss, but the game represented an interesting milestone for the Czech native.
It was Smid's 100th game as a Calgary Flame. He became one of just seven players to play 100+ games on both sides of the Battle of Alberta. And oddly, very few of them were star players.
January 21 2016 12:00PM
If there's a make-or-break game in the Calgary Flames' 2015-16 season, it might be tonight in Columbus, Ohio.
You see, the Flames are not a great road team. They've lost the first two games of this road trip. They've lost four of their last five games. They have games against Columbus, Carolina, Dallas and Nashville before the All-Star Break. They're already just five points up on Columbus, the NHL's worst team, in the Auston Matthews sweepstakes.
If they're going to be a playoff team or they're going to be a lottery team, we're going to find out really quickly. Possibly tonight as they face John Tortorella's Columbus Blue Jackets.
The puck drops at 5pm MT on Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.