Postgame: Working Overtime

Pat Steinberg
October 19 2010 09:37PM

Calgary Flames' goalie Miikka Kiprusoff reacts to the third goal scored on him by Florida Panthers' Shawn Matthias during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Not like it was an offensive showcase at the Bridgestone Arena (how many times has that place changed names?), but it's two points and consecutive points for the Calgary Flames.  Rene Bourque scored 2:10 into overtime to supply the only offence in a 1-0 Calgary win as the Flames move above the .500 mark for the first time this season.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 5 versus Nashville

Kent Wilson
October 19 2010 08:46PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20075

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Game No. 5: Sayonara Staios?

Ryan Lambert
October 19 2010 05:31PM


And now Calgary comes to yet another crossroads in this young season. Is it win and finally start playing like a half-decent team more often than not? Or continue to take every other game off and hope that you somehow luck into enough road points to back into the playoffs? Find out live on Sportsnet West Flames Nation!

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FGD: Makin Music

Pat Steinberg
October 19 2010 01:46PM

A busy Tuesday for the Calgary Flames as they get set for the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena (6 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  Rene Bourque returns to the lineup as the Flames go in search of their first consecutive wins of the season, and as mentioned previously on the site, the Flames have tinkered with their blueline as well.

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Gameday Preview: Nashville Predators

Kent Wilson
October 19 2010 11:36AM

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 23: Sergie Samsonov  of the Carolina Hurricanes fights Jonathon Blum  of the Nasville Predators in front of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne  at Bridgestone Arena on September 23, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

 

I always find the Predators an interesting study. Perpetually hampered by budgetary concerns, the duo of David Poile and Barry Trotz nevertheless consistently manage to squeeze blood from a stone and keep the club competitive. They may dwell in a realm between the elite and the underclass forever, but it's probably prefereable to the never-ending rebuilds other "less fortunate" franchises in the NHL seem to endlessly engage in *cough* Atlanta *cough*.

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