October 30 2011 01:32PM
Another week in the NHL season is now in the can and as expected Phil Kessel leads the league in points, Nikolai Khabilbulin has the lowest GAA among goalies and the Oilers are in first place in the West. No, you haven't accidentally stumbled through a worm hole into a parallel universe.
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October 28 2011 11:03PM
The Calgary Flames came into this game looking for redemption against the Blues for what was by far their worst game of the season. I don't know if you could definitively say they got it, but they got the win.. and in the end, that's all that matters. For most of the night, the Flames spent most of their time chasing the Blues and chasing the puck. Once again, shot totals were a concern, especially on the power play.
October 28 2011 09:46PM
Final score: 3-1 win
October 28 2011 06:34PM
Flames second chance against what is a pretty good team. Although Calgary's record in October is pretty underwhelming, the truth is the opening month's schedule has been pretty soft by objective standards. Aside from Pittsburgh, the Blues are probably the best team the club will face before the Calender turns and it's no secret the Flames failed to impress against those two opponents in the previous engagements.
Things immediately get rougher for the Flames in November, with Vancouver, Detroit and Buffalo making up a bit of guantlet run to open next month. If Calgary can put together a nice effort against the Blues tonight I might feel a bit better about their chances versus the big boys next week.
October 28 2011 11:32AM
The Calgary Flames played their worst game of the early season against the St. Louis Blues, falling 5-2 in the second contest of the campaign. Now the Flames look to right that early season defeat when they host the Blues tonight in game five of a a six game home stand (7 pm, Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet 960).