December 23 2013 10:24PM
Pic via PaulSh
The Blues are a very good hockey team. They a strong, tough, skilled, insanely deep on defence and they have two above average goaltenders. The Flames have Chris Breen, Reto Berra, and David Jones. So, I am sure that Flames fans weren't expecting a lot from this game.
What the Flames faithful got in the last game before the Christmas break was a thrilling, combeack 4-3 Flames shootout win thanks to a tying marker that came with 4.2 seconds remaining in the third and a shootout winner from Joe Colborne.
This was the first game back from a five-game road trip that the Flames faired about as well as anyone could have hoped, losing frequently but competing . Their last game was a 4-3 afternoon loss to the Penguins in which the Flames played well but let's face it, if they played that game 25 times, the Penguins probably win 24 times. In no uncertain terms, the Blues were a better club coming into tonight's game but the Flames managed to scrape out a clutch victory and send the dome faithful home with a smile.
December 23 2013 12:31PM
Tonight, in the last game before the Christmas break, the Calgary Flames (13-17-6) will host the St. Louis Blues (24-7-4). Tonight is somewhat of a special affair as Jay Bouwmeester will make his return to the Saddledome for the first time since the trade last Spring.
December 23 2013 09:47AM
Christmas time is almost here! Hockey will take a brief break later this week, but here's a quick rundown of where things stand here in the third week of December.
December 22 2013 10:11AM
Just when you thought the Calgary Flames were getting healthy, circumstances begin to drag the team in the opposite direction.
Over the past few weeks, the team saw the returns of T.J. Galiardi, Curtis Glencross and Sean Monahan from injuries. These recoveries saw the injured reserve shrink until only Dennis Wideman and his broken hand remained.
December 21 2013 03:38PM
It's the Flames. It's the Penguns. Many of you, and maybe rightfully so, had written the Flames off before the game even started (not me though, I'm definitely an optimist...). After all, this is the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's Crosby. It's
Malkin Zolnierczyk. It's a team that has won 6 in a row and are 9-10 in their last 10 games.
The Flames, God love 'em, are not the Pittsburgh Penguins. They're Thomas the Tank Engine. They're an ant colony. They're hard working, blue collar heroes that you can't help but love, sorta.
This game ended up not being as one sided as was predicted. The Flames tried. Tried HARD. It was a good game, a great effort, and a really entertaining game against the hottest team in the NHL. We got everything we wanted out of this game except a Flames W. There's a lesson in there somewhere...