Nation World HQ
December 27 2011 08:08PM
It's been said a lot how the Calgary Flames aren't a team that can play just one good period and win a hockey game. Well, on Tuesday night they played one decent period and were able to take a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, winning a fourth consecutive game for the first time this season. It wasn't a pretty one, but it's points the Flames need as they continue racking up points in the month of December.
December 27 2011 07:50PM
Final Score: 2-1 SOW
December 27 2011 04:39PM
The Blue Jackets haven't tasted a lot of success the last few years. Unless, of course, you count how often they seem to beat the Flames on home ice. For whatever reason Calgary has had issues defeating the Blue Jacets in their home rink in recent memory. They'll need to change that tonight to get the road trip off to a good start.
Nation World HQ
December 27 2011 11:11AM
The Calgary Flames gave their fans a couple of nice Christmas gifts prior to this weekend, thanks to impressive and well earned wins over the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks. Both teams were on very lengthy runs and both teams are considered among the elite for a reason; both times, the Flames utilized a solid gameplan to skate to regulation victory. Now they've got Columbus, the NHL's worst team, as Calgary looks for a fourth straight win (5 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).
December 27 2011 10:51AM
Prior to the season, I marked the Flames as a 7-10 club in the west. It's not a terribly wide range in terms of actual results - probably 1-2 wins over 82 games. It's a big difference when it comes to consequences however - at 7-8, the Flames sneak into the post-season and give us (and the ownership) something else to cheer for in April. At 9-10, the club picks in the low teens in the draft and the chances of a full-blown, scorched earth rebuild grow exponentially.