Post-Game: Panthers De-Clawed In Third

Ryan Pike
November 08 2014 11:52PM

This afternoon, the Calgary Flames tried to bounce back from a fairly hefty loss in Tampa Bay on Thursday. And for two periods, they played like they didn't have a care in the world.

And then the third period happened, and the boys in red somehow snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and skated out of Sunrise, Florida with a 6-4 win before a crowd of 9,230 fans.

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FGD #16: Taming the Panthers (1pm; SN West)

Ryan Pike
November 08 2014 10:14AM

The thing I like about the new Sportsnet TV deal is because of the rights agreements, we have precious few games this season at weird and wacky times. However, today is an exception.

I say "today" because the Flames visit the Florida Panthers at 1pm MT this afternoon. It's on Sportsnet West (and Sportsnet 960 The Fan), as this game isn't part of the fancy national package. For a game featuring last season's #27 and #30 teams in the NHL, I can't say I disagree with the logic.

The Flames (8-5-2) are off one of the rare occasions where out-working the opposition (in Tampa Bay) didn't allow them to overcome the talent disparity. But the team worked hard and had a solid 60 minutes, they just got out-played by a deeper, better team.

An effort like they had on Thursday against the Florida Panthers (4-3-4) will probably result in another two points for the visitors. (And since it's in Florida, there's probably going to be dozens of people in the arena. Dozens!)

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Nation World HQ
November 08 2014 08:30AM


Once per week, the fine folks at the Royal Half scrape together opinions and theories from bloggers from around the Pacific Division to wrap up the week that was featuring the Oilers, Flames and Canucks. Without further adieu, we present the Pacific War Room. Enjoy.

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
November 08 2014 07:30AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Prospect TV Schedule Rundown

Ryan Pike
November 07 2014 09:22AM


The Flames are off again today. Now, while we've seen the hometown hockey heroes on the television all season, unless you live in a particular area of the continent it's unlikely that you've seen the Flames prospects play very much.

Thanks to TV, that's about to change. Sportsnet (and Shaw) have a glut of junior games that are coming up on the docket, while the NCAA will soon be broadcast on TSN 2 (as the other sports network tries to remain relevant to hockey fans...and justify starting up another 57 channel feeds).

Here's a quick glance at what teams you can see on TV for your PVR pleasure. [We briefly mentioned NCAA games before, but now the Sportsnet games have been announced, so we have a better picture of what's what now.]

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