January 15 2011 10:54AM
Hey, give the Calgary Flames credit. After Friday's 3-2 win in Ottawa, they've accomplished their goal of winning two of three games in three consecutive three game segments. That's a lot of numbers, but the basic math is there...they have 12 points in nine games, which means they're play .666 hockey, which is exactly what everyone said they needed to do. A new three game segment starts tonight in Toronto against the suddenly better Maple Leafs (5 pm, CBC and The FAN 960).
January 15 2011 10:53AM
As much as the Senators are hailed as a mirror image of the Flames currently, the Leafs may be a vision of things to come. Decimated by years of shoddy JFJ management, the NHL's most profitable franchise is still trying to pick up the pieces. Brian Burke was airlifted in fresh off his success in Anaheim, but the rebuilding under him has been rather disjointed. The club sold off a bunch of assets the last couple of seasons, but haven't shied away from spending money (because, let's be fair, they have a lot of it to spend) and making apparently short-term bids to improve, with the Phil Kessel trade being exhibit #1.
January 14 2011 09:46PM
The Calgary Flames made it a little difficult on themselves Friday night in Ottawa, but three second period goals was enough for the Flames to snap a four game losing skid and take a 3-2 win over the Senators. The Flames allowed a pair of goals in the second period as the Sens put their full court press on, but it's a win and the Flames can move on to Toronto with a win.
January 14 2011 08:25PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20656
January 14 2011 12:09PM
The Calgary Flames continue a four game road trip tonight as they take on the Ottawa Senators for the first time this season (5:30 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960). The Flames look to snap a four game skid even with a couple of pretty good outings in shootout losses over their last two games. The matchup tonight pits the Flames against a team with fewer points, which isn't a regular occurence these days.