January 16 2015 12:51PM
After last night's triumph over the Arizona Coyotes, the Calgary Flames have a 23-18-3 record in 44 games. 38 games remain in the 2014-15 season.
As you can see here, the schedule isn't horrible.
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January 16 2015 07:30AM
Canucks will miss the playoffs, Kessel trade rumors, Flames slowing down, Oilers usual antics, Teemu the Dominator and more in this week's Roundup.
January 15 2015 10:12PM
After four days off, the Calgary Flames began a crucial four-game road trip through the heart of the Pacific Division tonight with a 4-1 win in Glendale against the Arizona Coyotes (of Arizona).
The game was rather even for the first forty minutes or so, but the Flames played a patient game and took advantage of Arizona's mistakes and ultimately came away with a decisive victory. The Flames captured their 23rd victory of the season, off a
three two-point effort from their #23, Sean Monahan. (Joni Ortio made 27 saves for his second win in as many starts this season.)
Here's how it went down in the desert tonight.
January 15 2015 12:15PM
After four days off - well, one day off and three days of practice - the Calgary Flames are back in action in a stop/start month of January. They've hit the road for a four-game sojourn into the belly of the beast: the Pacific Division. These next four games will determine whether the team sticks with the playoff pack or falls back.
Tonight's test pits the Flames (22-18-3, 47 points) against Glendale's favourite hockey club, the Arizona Coyotes (16-22-4, 36 points). Much like the visitors tonight, the Coyotes have been characterized as a team of fits and starts. They've gone on decent runs, but they've also slid back into bad habits every now and then, and their goaltending hasn't done them any favours.
This is the fourth of five meetings between the Flames and Coyotes. The Flames have won the prior three: 5-3, 3-0 and 5-2. The puck drops for round four at 7pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.
January 15 2015 09:00AM
1. Flames at the half
Well the Flames have now officially meandered through the first half of the schedule (and then some) so now seems like it's good a time as any to kick the tires on where they stand.
As I write this, ahead of last night's games, they're three points out of the last divisional playoff spot, and two out from the last wild card. However, the Canucks, with two games in hand, stand in their way for both those slots in the standings.