October 30 2014 10:03AM
1. It continues
Last week I talked about how the Flames' winning ways should remain upsetting to fans, and people largely did not want to hear it. Lots of talk about how this team was never bad enough to finish in the bottom five, and so on.
Well, the Flames have three points from their last three games (a humbling of the Hurricanes, a loss to the Capitals in which they looked overwhelmed, and a shootout loss really deserved to get more against a suddenly bumbling Montreal side). The Flames remain in the playoff hunt as a consequence: tied for a wild card spot with 12 points from 11 games, but technically sixth in the West as it stands. Which, if you'd prefer the team win, has to be considered a good thing.
October 29 2014 04:36PM
After a bit of an unclear few hours today, the Calgary Flames have announced their roster moves stemming from the injuries they faced last night against Montreal.
Center Matt Stajan has been placed on the injured reserve with a knee injury and is expected to be out for approximately six weeks, per the team's release. To take his place on the roster, the club has recalled Markus Granlund from the American Hockey League's Adirondack Flames.
October 29 2014 01:52PM
The Calgary Flames lost last night, but they were back at it at the 'Dome today for practice.
Yes, we're talking 'bout practice. And a few other Flames-related things.
Nation World HQ
October 29 2014 09:31AM
The Nation Network brings you the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look around the network and the NHL. On tap this week, Draisaitl, Scrivens, Wideman, Vrbata, the Leafs and more.
October 28 2014 10:52PM
There were two major sporting events carried on Sportsnet on Tuesday evening. On the main Sportsnet feed, we had Game 6 of the World Series between Kansas City and San Francisco, with the Royals fighting (at home) for their survival. That game - high stakes - was epicly one-sided, and the Royals spanked the visitors rather handily to force a Game 7 tomorrow night.
On Sportsnet's dedicated Flames feed - a ways down the dial - we got an absolute barn-burner of a hockey game between old rivals, as the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames played 65 minutes of fantastic hockey. After regulation and overtime solved nothing, the Flames ended up losing arguably their best game of the season, a 2-1 shootout decision against Montreal.
Oh, and Joe Colborne left the game with an upper body injury in the second period and Matt Stajan left with an apparent knee injury in the third period.