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December 04 2011 10:03PM
On Saturday night, the Flames did what they do: beat the Edmonton Oilers. The night after, the Canucks did what they do: beat the Calgary Flames. After opening the scoring in the first period, the Flames allowed five unanswered goals to have their modest four game point streak snapped, falling 5-1 at the hands of the defending Western Conference champions, dropping the team back two games below .500.
December 04 2011 09:44PM
Final Score: 5-1L
December 04 2011 06:36PM
After bottoming out a couple of weeks ago, the Flames have been on a nice little run recently. The level of competition was set up for Calgary to collect some points, so it's good news that's exactly what they've done. The run of weak sisters ends tonight in Vancouver though.
Calgary looked like an honest-to-god NHL squad in Edmonton on Saturday which has been more exception than rule for the club early this year. I've mentioned a couple of times that the Flames weren't 13th in the west bad and to expect a bit of a turn around at some point. Out-playing the lesser lights is a good step in that direction. I still don't think they can hang with the big boys consistently, but at least they haven't completely fallen offt he wagon just yet.
December 04 2011 03:49PM
The first NationRadio broadcast of December 2011 is a real Canadian affair. The Oilers, Jets, Flames and Leafs are all given their due with the legendary Lowetide. What about the Canadiens and Senators you ask? Well, we just don't care about them is all.
This is NationRadio.
Nation World HQ
December 04 2011 01:23PM
With how things have gone for the Calgary Flames so far this year, any kind of positive streak is something to be excited about. Heading into tonight, Calgary has points in four straight games, and had it not been for a collapse in the final five minutes on Thursday, they'd have won a season high four straight games. Tonight, their quest to make it five in a row with points is a difficult one, as they visit the Vancouver Canucks (7 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).