January 21 2015 11:03PM
It's only been, as of posting this, 574 weeks and two days since the last Flames win in Anaheim. Which isn't so bad when you consider that it is only 5,788,800 minutes so really you're being a big baby. Plus, I don't think it was very nice of the Anaheim city council (pictured here) to build their rink on Lanny McDonald's family cemetery. No class in my opinion.
The Ducks beat the Flames 6-3 in a bit of a weird game in which the Flames played very well for long stretches but the Ducks were opportunistic and play hockey in a haunted rink.
I'm sorry everyone, this game was partly my fault. I distinctly remember saying out loud during OT in LA that if the Flames won this game I wouldn't care if the Flames lost this game by two touchdowns. So, I'm going to assume that made the Jackman goal happen.
Find out what all happened after the jump!
January 21 2015 01:45PM
On January 19, 2004, the Calgary Flames beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim by a 5-1 score in the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim. That season, the Flames marched to the playoffs and came within a goal of winning the Stanley Cup (it was in).
They have not won in Anaheim in the regular season since, and they have not won a playoff round since.
Eleven years (and two days later), the Calgary Flames have a cemented team identity not seen since the 2004 edition of the club and, on the heels of four road wins against four different divisional opponents, they can polish off one doozy of a road trip tonight in Anaheim with a victory in the Honda Center to snap their decade-long losing streak in the arena.
January 21 2015 10:45AM
Welcome to the latest edition of What Would You Do Wednesdays, a feature here on FlamesNation where you - the reader - are put in charge of the Calgary Flames
Because of rookie net minder Joni Ortio's recent heroics, the Flames organization is suddenly facing an unanticipated conundrum: what do we do with all these goalies? For now the club has decided to ride the hot hand and carry three puck stoppers, but that is clearly an untenable situation.
The options are trade one of the vets or demote the kid once he cools off. So what's your preference?
January 20 2015 12:35PM
So, the Calgary Flames continue to make roster moves and tinker as the team barrels head-long towards their collision with the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow night at the Honda Center and following that, the All-Star Break.
Here's the gist of what's happening right now.
January 20 2015 09:15AM
They’re not quite there yet, but the Calgary Flames are heading toward a pivotal point in this confounding season.
During a well-publicized rebuilding phase that officially started with the unloading of former captain Jarome Iginla less than two years ago, the Flames are actually in contention for a playoff spot.