February 07 2014 09:55AM
As we await the completion of the Sochi opening ceremonies – the Russian anthem is amazing – and the last game of the pre-Olympic portion of the season, here's some news and notes from the Flames-related hockey world.
February 06 2014 09:42PM
(photo courtesy the NHL/NHL.com)
On Thursday afternoon, word broke out of Vancouver that Henrik Sedin would not be playing for Team Sweden at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The games began technically yesterday, with the men's hockey tournament beginning on Tuesday.
February 06 2014 08:02PM
(courtesy the NHL/NHL.com)
The Calgary Flames continued their eastern trek on Thursday night, visiting the New York Islanders in Uniondale, New York. Underneath the many Stanley Cup banners in the Nassau Coliseum, the Flames hoped to return to their winning ways.
And they did so. After a hard-fought, tight-checking 60 minutes of hockey, the Calgary Flames left Long Island with their 22nd win of the season.
And most importantly, it was the first regulation win in Reto Berra's NHL career.
February 06 2014 11:44AM
Tonight, in the first meeting of the year between these two clubs, the Calgary Flames (21-28-7) face-off against the nearly identical (in overall record only) New York Islanders (22-28-8) at the lowly Nassau Coliseum. It’s an early one as the puck drops at 5 pm MT on Sportsnet West.
February 06 2014 09:06AM
1. Hudler got screwed
The Czech Olympic team finally named a replacement for Vladimir Sobotka and all you Hudlerheads out there are going to be baffled as hell when I tell you that it was, for some reason, not Jiri Hudler.