Postgame: Detroit Dances

Pat Steinberg
November 03 2010 10:58PM

Detroit Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi (L) takes a swipe at the puck held by Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

It may have been a one goal game, but the Detroit Red Wings had the puck so much on Wednesday night that it was going to be hard for anyone to beat them.  When it all shook down, the Flames fell 2-1 and were unable to convert upon a late opportunity with a four minute powerplay handed to Detroit.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 12 versus Detroit

Kent Wilson
November 03 2010 10:19PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20170

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Game No. 12: We forward in this generation. (Triumphantly?)

Ryan Lambert
November 03 2010 06:08PM



What better way for a team that completely lost its ability to defend to get itself back together than to play against a team with ample skill and speed?

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FGD: Lookin for a Spark

Pat Steinberg
November 03 2010 12:27PM

DALLAS - NOVEMBER 04:  Right wing David Moss #25 of the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on November 4, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

17 goals against in three games isn't sitting well with the Calgary Flames.  So, the team has made a few changes in advance of Wednesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 pm, TSN and The FAN 960), the second meeting between the teams this year.  David Moss makes his Flames debut, with a number of shuffles to the lines.

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Gameday Preview: Detroit Red Wings

Kent Wilson
November 03 2010 09:48AM

The puck rolls across the jersey of Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff and into the net on a goal by Detroit Red Wings Johan Franzen during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Detroit, Michigan October 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITEDSTATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The last time these two teams met, the script went about how we predicted: Calgary's depth played well enough to make things interesting but in the end the Wings top-end talent prevailed. What wasn't expected, however, was just how vulnerable the Wings bottom-end would be. That's a weakness the Flames will likely hope to exploit in the second meeting tonight.

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