Postgame: Cardiac Nightmare

Pat Steinberg
March 22 2011 12:18AM

Is that the end?  I don't know, but if it is, the hearts of Calgary Flames fans may be happy.  The minds may not be as happy (I feel like Bob Costas), and the feeling of dejection seems to be rather thick following a 2-1 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings.  It was Calgary's 15th shootout game of the season, and a game with, once again, almost nothing seperating the two teams...but had their fans living and dying with every rush.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 75 versus Los Angeles

Kent Wilson
March 21 2011 11:38PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21087

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Robin Brownlee
March 21 2011 09:38PM

Is it time for the NHL to eliminate fighting?

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Flames Game No.75 - King Lear

Kent Wilson
March 21 2011 07:05PM


In my writings on the bounces and their effect on results, I've often referred to the percentages as "the hockey gods". Things seem to be regressing back to the mean for the Flames after enjoying the favor of the hockey gods since about mid-January, resulting in their recent struggles. As such, if Calgary loses tonight Flames fans will no doubt feel like the Earl of Gloucester from King Lear: "As flies to wanton boys were are to th' gods, they kill us for their sport."

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FGD: Crunch Time

Pat Steinberg
March 21 2011 12:10PM

Following a tough overtime loss last night in Anaheim, the Calgary Flames get right back on the horse tonight as they take on the Los Angeles Kings for the final time this season (8:30 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960).  The Flames are starting to see their margin for error disappear, and a point last night was big, but they're going to need to rack up some regulation wins in their final eight games if the postseason is to be a reality.

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