November 16 2014 10:07AM
As this weekend comes to a close, the Calgary Flames are doing pretty darn well.
They sit with a record of 11-6-2, and despite having a fairly tough stretch of games coming up - Anaheim, Chicago, New Jersey, Anaheim again and San Jose - even if (heaven forbid) they lose every single game, they'll be at the .500 mark after 24 games. That's a massive improvement, and it's been fueled by a combination of hard work and some nice puck luck - their PDO is 102.8, mostly fueled (still) by a high save percentage.
This turn of events has me nervous. And the nervousness is mostly because of the legacy of Jay Feaster.
November 15 2014 10:39PM
I wanted to find some appropriate music for Craig Anderson playing the puck, I have settled on this.
The Flames came alive in a five minute stretch to pull the Flames in front of the Senators. Oh, and Giordano was clipped with a stick in the first period and had to get four stitches on his eyelid. Did you hear me? HIS EYELID. Lordy, he is tough and good at hockey.
The Flames beat the Senators 4-2 tonight in a wild game in which every single player was hit in the face with a stick. Come read all about it after the jump!
November 15 2014 12:00PM
Tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Calgary Flames (10-6-2) host the visiting Ottawa Senators (8-4-4).
The Senators are a very similar team to Calgary right now. They have strong goaltending (from Craig Anderson) and a well-constructed team, anchored by some strong players on their back end (notably Norris contender and former winner Erik Karlsson). They're coming off an overtime win in Edmonton that saw them gain a 3-0 lead, nearly blow it entirely, and then win in overtime.
Calgary? Replace "Craig Anderson" with "Jonas Hiller" and "Erik Karlsson" with "T.J. Brodie and Mark Giordano" and they're basically the same. Heck, both teams seem to really enjoy beating the Oilers in Edmonton to the point that the home side gets booed off the ice.
It should be quite the battle at the 'Dome tonight. Puck drops at 8pm MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan. Per Sportsnet, Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson and Glenn Healy have the TV call.
Nation World HQ
November 15 2014 11:40AM
Another week is in the books, and that means its time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is that? Each week, the Royal Half rounds up a summary of the week that was from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division. Enjoy.
November 14 2014 09:39AM
The Flames are practicing today after a win last night against the
Phoenix Arizona Coyotes. With 10 wins under their belts, the team probably feels pretty good. And it's Friday, so let's do a quick round-up of what's happening Flames-wise, and then we can all just clock out early, okay?