January 21 2015 01:45PM
On January 19, 2004, the Calgary Flames beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim by a 5-1 score in the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim. That season, the Flames marched to the playoffs and came within a goal of winning the Stanley Cup (it was in).
They have not won in Anaheim in the regular season since, and they have not won a playoff round since.
Eleven years (and two days later), the Calgary Flames have a cemented team identity not seen since the 2004 edition of the club and, on the heels of four road wins against four different divisional opponents, they can polish off one doozy of a road trip tonight in Anaheim with a victory in the Honda Center to snap their decade-long losing streak in the arena.
January 21 2015 10:45AM
Welcome to the latest edition of What Would You Do Wednesdays, a feature here on FlamesNation where you - the reader - are put in charge of the Calgary Flames
Because of rookie net minder Joni Ortio's recent heroics, the Flames organization is suddenly facing an unanticipated conundrum: what do we do with all these goalies? For now the club has decided to ride the hot hand and carry three puck stoppers, but that is clearly an untenable situation.
The options are trade one of the vets or demote the kid once he cools off. So what's your preference?
January 20 2015 12:35PM
So, the Calgary Flames continue to make roster moves and tinker as the team barrels head-long towards their collision with the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow night at the Honda Center and following that, the All-Star Break.
Here's the gist of what's happening right now.
January 20 2015 09:15AM
They’re not quite there yet, but the Calgary Flames are heading toward a pivotal point in this confounding season.
During a well-publicized rebuilding phase that officially started with the unloading of former captain Jarome Iginla less than two years ago, the Flames are actually in contention for a playoff spot.
January 20 2015 12:33AM
(courtesy of either MyRegularFace or AnthonyCook, I can't recall which -RP)
The Flames got out-shot tonight.
They also got out-hit and lost roughly 61% of the face-offs they took. However, after a strong third period - that sounds unfamiliar - they forced overtime, and ultimately won their 25th game of this wacky, wacky season via a Dennis Wideman goal in extra time to leave Staples Center with a 2-1 victory.
The Flames are now in sole possession of the final wild-card playoff spot after 46 games.
Here's what went down in Hollywood tonight.