November 05 2014 09:00AM
The Calgary Flames get a day off in sunny Florida today after a pretty solid 4-3 overtime win over the Washington Capitals. They are now inexplicably four games over .500 with an 8-4-2 record, and points-wise they're eight games ahead of where they were this time last year.
Granted, the team's performance is still driven by hot goaltending and timely goals - not possession play - so it's almost definitely not sustainable.
But, the team's performances of late have highlighted how much the team's drafting has turned around lately, with three of the four goals scored against Washington being scored by players that the Flames have drafted and developed - and six different draftees in the line-up against the Capitals last night.
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!
November 04 2014 11:46AM
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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November 04 2014 09:33AM
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November 03 2014 09:30AM
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?"