Postgame: Back to 14th

Pat Steinberg
December 18 2010 11:31PM

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 19: Mikko Koivu  of the Minnesota Wild celebrates a goal by teammate John Madden  in overtime in a game against the Detroit Red Wings on November 19, 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Wild defeated the Wings 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

A seemingly uninspired Calgary Flames team wasn't able to muster much on Saturday night at the 'Dome, and they'd end up falling 3-1 at the hands of the Minnesota Wild.  It drops Calgary back to 14th place in the Western Conference and two games below .500, and it's a disappointing finish to a three game home stand.

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FGD: Three's Company!

Pat Steinberg
December 18 2010 02:23PM

If there was ever a chance for the Calgary Flames to get on a nice little winning streak (longer than two), now would be the time, with a trio of games coming up where the Flames have winning records against the opponents.  That starts tonight against the Minnesota Wild, the first of a home and home set with their division rival (8pm, CBC and The FAN 960).

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Gameday Preview: Meet the New Boss Same as the Old Boss

Kent Wilson
December 18 2010 10:51AM

EDMONTON, CANADA - OCTOBER 21: Todd Richards of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Edmonton Oilers on October 21, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

 

The Wild is a team the Flames have already met three times this season and is also one of the rare clubs they have a winning record against so far (2-1). Minny is battling with the Flames and Oliers to stay out of the Western Conference basement and their predicament is a solid reminder that even sweeping regime changes can leave an organization spinning it's wheels.

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Postgame: All Flames

Pat Steinberg
December 16 2010 10:40PM

ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Alex Tanguay, , Jerome Iginla , Olli Jokinen  and Mark Giordano  of the Calgary Flames celebrate Jokinen's goal against the Anaheim Ducks in the third period at the Honda Center on December 10, 2010 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Flames 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

It was a legitimately dominant performance for the Calgary Flames in a 5-2 Thursday night victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Dion Phaneuf was a complete non issue in his return to Calgary, and the Flames made sure they skated circles around an inferior hockey club from start to finish.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 32 versus Toronto

Kent Wilson
December 16 2010 10:07PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20467

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