Canada wins Game 1 of World Cup Final

Jeff Veillette
September 27 2016 11:51PM

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Look, I'm not going to bore you with a lot of details here, because this game probably already did a pretty damn good job of boring you with its action. Or lack thereof, rather. Team Canada cruised it's way to an easy 3-1 victory in front of a half-full and nearly entirely indifferent Air Canada Centre, setting itself up for a game that actually matters on Thursday night. 

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Post-Game: Good goaltending is nice

christian tiberi
September 27 2016 09:07PM

Back at it again only a couple of hours removed from last night's game in Edmonton, the Flames (and their B team) took down the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 in a closer-than-the-score-says type of game. 

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WCOH Final 1: Canada vs. Europe

Jeff Veillette
September 27 2016 02:45PM

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It may not be the most perfect narrative, but it certainly could have been worse. In one corner, we have Canada, a team that everybody expected to be here, with a suffocatingly high level of talent and execution of their system that has found a way to make greatness seem almost boring. In the other, we have Team Europe, a group of players who are old, wise, have never really played together, and may never play together again, looking to upset goliath on their own ice.

It's not very likely at all, but hey, let's make the most of the occasion.

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The Flames have many goalie decisions to make, and not much time to make them

Ryan Pike
September 27 2016 02:00PM

As it stands right now, the Calgary Flames have six goaltenders in main camp: Brian Elliott, Chad Johnson, Jon Gillies, David Rittich, Mason McDonald and Tyler Parsons. They also have Nick Schneider, who was one of their first cuts, under contract.

Because of a few factors - some of their doing, some outside their control - the Flames have a ton of decisions to make in the next few months.

Let's walk you through them.

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Preseason FGD: Going to Winnipeg

Ryan Pike
September 27 2016 12:00PM

Just 20 hours after losing a pair of pre-season games to the hated Edmonton Oilers, the Calgary Flames leap back into the fray (in an exhibition sense) with another friendly against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre.

The Flames did some good things in both Calgary and Edmonton yesterday, and they're focused much more on the learning and adaptation process right now than actual game results. That attitude probably won't persist too far into the exhibition calendar, and the coaching staff likely hopes that winning ways will follow if they stick to the program.

Tonight's game kicks off at 6pm MT. You can catch it on Sportsnet 960 The Fan (with Peter Loubardias and Derek Wills, who hopped a plane after the game in Calgary) and TSN3, if you get it.

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