December 05 2011 12:22PM
With regular back-up Henrik Karlsson out with a sprained MCL, the Flames have called up former first round pick Leland Irving from the Abbotsford Heat. Irving has been the farm club's prohibitive #1 for the last couple of seasons and has started an AHL high 23-games so far this year.
December 05 2011 09:48AM
Three very strong games got the Calgary Flames five points, boosting them to exactly where they were last year at this point. Weekly followers of the Black Box know that their goaltending and even-strength play has been reasonable, but they'll need much-improved special teams play and more even-strength offense to get the 73 points in the 57 remaining games (.640, like Chicago and 6 other current teams) to clinch their first play-off berth since Mike Keenan was behind the bench and Mike Cammalleri was their leading goal-scorer.
December 04 2011 10:56PM
Martin Brodeur is killing my team, and the teams of a bunch of different entrants. His zero shutouts and 0.879 SV% give him a pool value of -52.5, by far the worst of any current player. Nobody carrying him on their team is in the top-25 this week.
Nation World HQ
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