Post-Game: Two Outta Three Ain't Bad

Ryan Pike
November 29 2014 11:04PM

Courtesy @MyRegularFace, who is super awesome at all things hockey imagery.

I'm scared, you guys.

I was watching the highlights of the Anaheim/Chicago game a day or so ago and noted that a Chicago win would be good for the Flames, as it'd help their playoff chances as they chase the Ducks for the Pacific Division lead.

It's 25 games in and this is how my brain is beginning to operate.

The Flames played a strong, albeit slightly uneven, 60 minutes in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday and skated away with their 15th win of the season. Karri Ramo got his second shut-out in as many games. They come home having won two of their three games on this road trip.

Here's how it happened.

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FGD #25: Hockey Night in Arizona (8pm MT, CBC)

Ryan Pike
November 29 2014 01:30PM

The Calgary Flames reach the 25th game of their regular season schedule tonight when they tangle with the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale. The game will be Calgary's 14th road game of the season and is the finale of their third road trip of the season. They're 1-1-0 so far on this trip.

The Flames (14-8-2) are pretty well-rested, having had two days to ponder life in Arizona after their 2-0 win in San Jose on Wednesday. The Coyotes (9-11-3) look at that break and scoff, having been off since their 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado on Tuesday. But the Flames also faced a well-rested home team in San Jose and played a strong 60 minutes, so it's not like the off days mean much - it's all about what you do with 'em.

The puck drops tonight at 8pm MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan. Per Sportsnet PR, Paul Romanuk and Mike Johnson have the call.

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The FlamesNation Roundtable: First Quarter 2014-15 Edition

Ryan Pike
November 28 2014 11:20AM

We're at about the quarter-mark of the 2014-15 Calgary Flames season and your local hockey heroes have amassed a record of 14-8-2, good enough for 30 points and a 9th overall placement as I compile this today.

To say the hockey world is shocked and/or impressed is probably apt, and maybe even an understatement. To fully grasp how well the Flames are doing, particularly in relation to how bad we thought they would be, we turn to the FlamesNation family: myself, Christian Roatis, Byron Bader, Beloch, Justin Azevedo, Kent Wilson and The Book of Loob.

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It Could Happen To You

November 28 2014 09:44AM

I want to take just a little bit of time out of our daily routine here to talk to the huddled masses of Edmonton Oilers fans, if that's okay with you, Citizens. We're slowly descending into the Christmas season, and that's always an opportune time to help out the less fortunate, and reflect upon how good we have it sometimes. And the fanbase for that sinking ship up north, they are certainly struggling.

The team has lost 8 games in a row in their 8th season of what is probably a decade long rebuild, if not more. The team is misguided by a rag tag group of doddering lunkheads that have no vision, no appetite for success, and continue to steer the ship off course completely unabated by the ones who sign the checks. It's grim, and it shows no signs of improving at all.

So, as Flames fans, maybe it's time we put aside our petty differences once and for all, and extend an olive branch to the disenfranchised. After all, your Calgary Flames are a have team right now (as in, they HAVE been winning), and all signs point to this being a franchise that is doing their rebuild the right way, so maybe it's selfish to keep that to ourselves.

Therefore, I'm sending out a call to you, Edmonton, and make no mistake, this is a limited time offer: I'm granting you, the fan, the opportunity to join our ranks. Become a Flames fan. It's the lifestyle change you need, not the one you deserve.

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Nation World HQ
November 28 2014 07:30AM

Yakupov's usage, Oilers fire goalie coach, Canucks player grades, Pat Quinn, Flames luck, Leafs fenwick, gassing the salute, and more in this weeks Roundup.

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