October 22 2011 01:17PM
A couple of teams struggling a bit out of the game this afternoon. The Preds haven't been able to conjure any real offense while the Flames have one of the worst shot differentials on their special teams in the league. Both need to get better in order to really challenge for a playoff spot in the West.
October 22 2011 12:13AM
As they continue a six game homestand, the Calgary Flames get to work early with an afternoon affair against the Nashville Predators (2 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960). After a 3-2 overtime loss on Thursday, the Flames have points in both games to open the home stint and take on a Preds team coming off two really poor performances, falling to the Oilers and the Canucks.
October 20 2011 10:59PM
It was pretty fitting a game lacking in a ton of high quality chances would finish in overtime, and that's exactly what happened on Thursday night as the New York Rangers topped the Calgary Flames 3-2 in extra time. All the regulation scoring happened in the first period until the visitors scored in the expiring seconds of the overtime period. The loss keeps Calgary one game below the .500 mark.
October 20 2011 10:28PM
October 20 2011 06:43PM
Lots of controversy to go around tonight. Karlsson or Kipper? It probably doesn't matter because predicting which goalie is going to better during a single game is a bit of a fools errand. Especially since Kipper isn't all that great anymore. Im sure if the Flames lose by a couple of goals Sutter will have to explain himself afterwards.
Then there's the return of the prodigal son Tim Erixon. Expect much rejoicing if he messes up or ends the night -2 or worse. Also - the bitching for a number one center might reach a fever pitch if Brad Richards has a good game tonight.
So yeah...lots to chat about.