January 07 2011 01:20PM
...the Calgary Flames only play the Red Wings one more time this season: tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome (7 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960). On the less bright side, the Flames have lost all three of their previous encounters with the Red Wings this season, and they're trying to snap a two game losing skid prior to a four game Eastern Conference road trip.
January 07 2011 10:04AM
The Red Wings hit Calgary for the last time this year, still rolling along even as their sick bay has been filled with a couple of notable names. Having multiple elite players available is a nice problem to have, isn't it?
January 06 2011 06:48PM
The dog days of the season are here in full force, especially for those of us that cheer for Calgary. I would guess that for most fans the initial burst of interest brought on by the GM's removal has been replaced again by the familiar feeling of ennui that watching this team causes on most nights.
There's still news to be had, though, and on this week's review of matters near and far, the Flames fall on the Coast, the Habs drop another D man, and Jamie Langenbrunner's days in Jersey appear to coming to an end.
January 05 2011 11:56PM
Three games were played tonight, one in each period. In the first, we saw the Canadian team we had seen throughout the tournament: a powerhouse, offensively capable and much too busy threatening to allow opportunities against. In the second we saw relatively boring hockey, punctuated by the occasional flurry.
Finally, in the third period, we saw either one of the greatest come-from-behind events in tournament history, or one of the greatest collapses.
January 05 2011 10:56PM
We talked about Wednesday's game between Calgary and Vancouver being a real opportunity for the Flames to be honest with themselves. And after watching a 3-1 win for the Canucks, it's pretty clear how honest the Flames need to be. You can't knock the Flames effort necessarily but this was a Vancouver team toying with their opponent and coasting to a far-too-easy win.