Flames 2, Coyotes 1 (OT) post-game embers: That's what you like to see

Ari Yanover
November 17 2016 08:00AM

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Aside from a momentarily lapse in judgement while waiting for the second period to end, you couldn't fault the Flames for anything in this game.

After losing their best offensive player for the foreseeable future, the Flames came back to have another great set of back-to-back games - ones that will, hopefully, provide a spark for this team and its future for the rest of this season. As things currently stand, they're two points out of a playoff spot; however, they've played more than everyone else to date, and when you go by points percentage, they're 27th in the NHL.

So there's still a lot of work to be done, and a steep hill to be climbed. But it's much more entertaining when you see efforts like that from this group.

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Post-Game: Flames overwhelm desert dogs

Ryan Pike
November 16 2016 11:34PM

A whirlwind 24 hours of games and news for the Calgary Flames ended earlier this evening at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Playing their first of what will likely be several games without star winger Johnny Gaudreau, the Calgary Flames played a scrappy game and dominated the Arizona Coyotes for two periods after a slow start. Despite some superb goaltending from Arizona, the Flames managed a 2-1 overtime win for their second victory in as many nights.

Here's how it went down.

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WWYD Wednesday: Trade Hamilton or Giordano?

Kent Wilson
November 16 2016 02:00PM

The Flames stumbling through the first six weeks of the season already has the fan base scrambling for answers. Everyone reasonably expected the club to take at least a modest step forward this season, but instead they are near-league worst in just about every aspect of the game.

A few weeks ago we talked about how long Glen Gulutzan has to turn things around. Things have since turned to hypothetical shake-up trades. Dougie Hamilton's name is already surfacing in trade rumours, while others are starting to wonder if the organization should flip Mark Giordano's deal before it becomes toxic. 

When you get off to a 6-10-1 start, nothing is sacred.

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FGD 18: Taming the coyotes (8pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
November 16 2016 12:00PM

Last night in the Twin Cities, the Calgary Flames played perhaps their most complete game of the season. They weren't dipsy-doodling or dangling the puck wildly, but in terms of minimizing mistakes and taking advantage of their chances, they were golden in a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Tonight, they're back in action as they return home to host the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes have been off since Saturday and will have some young, fresh legs in their lineup. The hope is that the Flames can keep their game simple and error-free if they want to grind out another win.

The action kicks off at 8 p.m. MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Report: Johnny Gaudreau out with broken finger

Ryan Pike
November 16 2016 09:59AM

Ladies and gentlemen, we're hearing reports from various media sources regarding the status of Calgary Flames star winger Johnny Gaudreau... and they're not good.

For what it's worth, the online source of all human knowledge (Google) estimates the healing time from a broken finger to be roughly 4-6 weeks. That would place Gaudreau's return to the lineup from such a malady as somewhere around the end of December or early January.

The Flames have confirmed Gaudreau's status, but have not yet provided a timeline for his return.

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