Postgame: Bad Middle

Pat Steinberg
October 08 2011 11:39PM

The season opening woes continued Saturday for the Calgary Flames, as an absolutely dismal second period was enough to sink the home team 5-3 at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The middle 20 minutes, with a few tacked on either side, was as dominant a performance from a visiting team I've seen at the Saddledome in ages.  Unfortunately for Calgary, a late rally was too little, too late as the Flames have lost eight of their last nine season openers.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 1 versus Pittsburgh

Kent Wilson
October 08 2011 11:19PM



Final Summary

Final Score: 5-3 Loss

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Flames Game 1 Live Chat - Flames vs. Pens

Kent Wilson
October 08 2011 06:39PM

It's that time again. Flames face the Crosby-less Penguins tonight. That sounds like a boon, but this is the club that managed 100+ points without both Sid the Kid and Malkin in the line-up for large portions of the season last. Pittsburgh has some of the biggest names in the game, but that sometimes overshadows the fact that they have one of the strongest overall squads in the league from top-to-bottom.

No easy win tonight, even with Crosby on the sidelines.

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October 08 2011 03:30PM


The 2011-12 NHL season is officially underway and there is a whole bunch of good this week on NationRadio to celebrate. Former Oiler Sean Brown chats with Lowetide as does Timo Seppa - Managing Editor of Hockey Prospectus, Thomas Drance from CanucksArmy, Oil Kings play by play man Corey Graham and finally Matt Bugg from Dobber Hockey.

This is NationRadio.

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FGD: Here We Go!

Pat Steinberg
October 08 2011 12:12PM

After far too long a summer, after weeks of training camp, after six preseason games, and after a nine day break, it's finally time to start the season for the Calgary Flames.  Every game matters.  It's the motto for the team this year, and after missing the playoffs by just three points one year ago, it's something that rings truer than ever.  To open the season, the Flames welcome the PIttsburgh Penguins (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960).

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