FGD 8: Singing the blues (again) (6pm MT, SN Flames)

Ryan Pike
October 25 2016 12:00PM

(Sergei Belski / USA Today Sports)

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

After a game less than 24 hours ago in the Windy City, the Calgary Flames (2-4-1) are back at it again tonight. They face a familiar foe: the St. Louis Blues, who they played on Friday in Calgary. The Flames played a rather uneven effort on Friday (and deservedly lost) but they were quite good on Monday night against Chicago. They'll need a similarly strong effort tonight if they're planning on escaping the Savvis Center with two points.

The puck drops at 6 p.m. MT on Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Flames Weekly Prospect Update: Some more good news

christian tiberi
October 25 2016 10:00AM

Welcome back to our Weekly Prospect Update on FlamesNation. This article will be awkwardly sandwiched between Embers and the FGD. Unfortunate, because it's probably the best Flames news you'll read today. (I wrote this before last night's game, so I guess this is actually the cherry on top. Pessimism is not a good life choice sometimes.)

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Flames 3, Blackhawks 2 (SO) post-game embers: Everything that was bad became good

Ari Yanover
October 25 2016 08:00AM

The biggest reason, at least for me, the start to the Flames' season has been so awful is because it took seven games for the team I expected to see all along to show up.

They were on their game from the very beginning. They finally played like a team. The effort was there, and even in the game's most perilous moments, it didn't feel as though the end was nigh. They didn't trail once. Their powerplay, defence, and goaltending all came together, for the most part.

And hopefully, this isn't just a blip. Playing back-to-back probably isn't going to make the next game look too pretty, but as long as this game carries over the rest of the season in general, things will be okay. You just hope their start didn't bury them - providing that we finally, finally saw the real Flames.

Not a world beater, but at least a team that can hang with a good one.

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Post-Game: Sweet home Chicago

Ryan Pike
October 24 2016 10:12PM

(David Banks / USA Today Sports)

For the first game of the 2016-17 season, the Calgary Flames looked like a National Hockey League team for three consecutive periods. Playing the Chicago Blackhawks for their first road game in two nights, the Flames played a smart, structured and generally all-together strong game against a Blackhawks club that hasn't been great this year.

Chicago was decent. The Flames were better. The visitors notched their second victory of the season, in a shootout, by a 3-2 score.

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The five worst starts in Flames history

Ryan Pike
October 24 2016 02:30PM

The Calgary Flames are off to a less-than-stellar start to the 2016-17 season. They have one win through their first six games and the next four games look tough: Chicago, St. Louis, Ottawa and Washington.

How does the Flames' stumble out of the starting blocks compare with some historical opening skids?

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