February 01 2014 11:48PM
(photo courtesy Mashable.com)
It was Western Night at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night. It was celebrated with a cowboy hat giveaway and Paul Brandt.
Oh, and a home win. (Yes, another one.)
After being not that good at all at home, the Calgary Flames won their fifth straight game (and fifth at home) over the visiting Minnesota Wild in overtime by a 4-3 score. It was, in many ways, an old fashioned Wild West shootout.
And rather randomly, Kris Russell was a late scratch in favour of Chris Breen due to an upper-body issue.
February 01 2014 03:24PM
pic via: Beacon News
Coming into tonight's slate of games, the
Once it has sunk in, you may continue with this Flames Game Day post.
February 01 2014 09:36AM
Last night provided a rare opportunity to see two recent Calgary Flames draft picks in their natural element - the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Thankfully, our buds at Sportsnet televised a contest between the Gatineau Olympiques and the Drummondville Voltigeurs, so I was able to get a rare chance to check out 2013 first round pick Emile Poirier of Gatineau and 2012 fifth round pick Ryan Culkin of Drummondville. (Well, I saw them both during pre-season, but this is them in their current level of play against guys their own age.)
January 31 2014 10:41AM
Sitting Michael Cammalleri out of Thursday night’s contest against the San Jose Sharks is an easy decision to defend.
January 30 2014 10:14PM
Coming off of a game in which the Sharks had approximately 6,987 shot attempts and didn't score a single goal, it seemed fairly obvious that the Sharks would be fairly frustrated and looking to score a pile against a vastly inferior Flames lineup. Perhaps the Flames would put up a valiant fight, similar to the last meeting with the Sharks, and everyone would go home satisfied and altogether one step closer to Ekblad or Reinhart or whomever your heart desires.
YOU WOULD THINK THAT WOULDN'T YA, IDIOT?
Well, obviously this Flames team cannot be stopped. Backlund should be the captain of team Sweden and Giordano should be anchoring the top pairing in Sochi. Look for Sean Monahan to captain Canada in Korea also. I'm sorry, its just... it's just been a little hard this season so forgive me for being irrationally proud of these loveable goofs.
The Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 and won their fourth straight game, the second of which against a top-tier opponent, and generally looked in control for the entire game. It was a very impressive, very solid victory and the Flames are doing a lot of things very well recently, the most important of which may be scoring goals (19 in their last five). Find out how they did it after the jump.