December 05 2010 02:14PM
The Calgary Flames bucked that Windy City monkey off their back last month with a 7-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, snapping an eight game losing streak against them. Tonight, they take on the Hawks for the first time at the United Center with a familiar face back in the lineup (5 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960). Ales Kotalik makes his return to the lineup, his first game of the season.
December 05 2010 10:02AM
Last meeting, the Flames finally broke whatever spell the Hawks had over them, blasting their nemesis 7-2 at the Dome mid-November. Similar to Calgary's recent beating at the hands of the Canucks by the same score, the game was rather close until the third frame. With Chicago pressing, the Flames scored a demoralizing goal to go up 5-1 and then a dejected Marty Turco started letting in long bombs from outside the top of the face-off circles. At the time, many wondered if the win would shake the Flames out of their doldrums; alas.
December 03 2010 09:21PM
Is anyone shocked that the Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames played to a one goal decision on Friday night? I would doubt it, as these two teams played the same type of game we've seen them play many times before...on this occasion, Rene Bourque's shootout winner would give Calgary a 3-2 extra time win over their Northwest Division rivals, and Henrik Karlsson would pick up his second win in the Flames net.
December 03 2010 08:50PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20376
December 03 2010 12:20PM
Yeah, we've already seen the amazingly exciting Minnesota Wild twice this season, and the Calgary Flames hook up with them for the second time in three nights tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul (6 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960). For the Flames, it's a chance to bounce back after their embarassing loss to Vancouver on Wednesday night...and they'll turn to the backup to try and get the job done.