December 09 2013 09:24AM
It was a big week for the Calgary Flames, with three games against in-conference opponents, and the long-awaited return of their captain Mark Giordano. All this and more in this week's Weekly Ignition!
December 08 2013 12:02AM
Well, no regular season win feels quite as good than one against the Oilers. Except maybe the Canucks. No wait, in the wake of their "rebuild at all costs, the next six years mean nothing" arrogance, definitely the Oilers.
Even if the Flames blew Reto Berra's chance at a shutout with ten seconds left in the third, a win's a win. Beating the Oilers just feels so, satisfying.
December 07 2013 01:11PM
Proud new parents Traci and Jason welcomed their son Beckett William Douglas Gregor into the world on December 4th, 2013. This Battle of Alberta article is dedicated to him.
December 06 2013 09:58PM
The Colorado Avalanche came into Calgary smarting after an 8-2 whuppin' up north in Edmonton on Thursday night. The Calgary Flames were riding high after a pair of wins over Los Angeles and Phoenix. With the Flames rested up and riding momentum, you'd expect a simple grind-em-out home win for Calgary.
But you'd probably be wrong. With the Flames missing Joe Colborne (flu) and Brian McGrattan (lower-body) and replacing them with Derek Smith and Lane MacDermid, the Flames were riding a short bench and seemed to play it like a road game. After eking out a lead, the Flames fell by a 3-2 score, despite a pretty decent attempt at a comeback late in the third.
December 06 2013 11:52AM
Yikes, I would not have wanted to be in that Avalanche dressing room last night.
I am guessing things were not to pleasant after the Avs (19-7-0), the Flames opponent tonight, were embarrassed 8-2 by the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night in Edmonton. Consequently, the Avalanche will likely not be in a great mood tonight when they head to
Hoth Calgary to play a Flames team that is on a two-game winning streak.
For the first time this season, the Flames managed to allow fewer than two goals in two consecutive games. The Flames will need to continue this solid defensive play against an Avs team with a lot of weapons up front.