January 05 2012 03:54PM
The Bruins are a scary good team right now. Not only do they drive possession relatively well at ES, but they are also running hot in terms of percentages. The latter isn't likely to hold forever, but while it does BOS is close to unbeatable. They've been the best team in the league over the last 25 games or so and represent the stiffest test for the Flames on this trip.
January 05 2012 11:39AM
To this point, the Calgary Flames sit 2-3-1 on their season-long seven game absence from the Scotiabank Saddledome, with their latest setback coming Tuesday night at the hands of the Washington Capitals. We all knew the trip was going to finish with a bang, seeing the Flames take on the defending Stanley Cup champions. I think many were hoping the Flames wouldn't need a win over the Boston Bruins just to salvage a .500 trip (5 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).
January 05 2012 08:58AM
The other night undoubtedly registered a wide range of emotions amongst fans. From the shock at the Russian start; the anger of the Canadian’s undisciplined play; the dismay of a five goal deficit; the elation of a four goal comeback; the heartbreak of a one goal loss and finally to the agony that for the first time in eleven years, we will not be watching Canada play in the Gold medal game.
However, it’s not over just yet for the Canadian Juniors. They can still come out of the tournament with a medal. It may not be Gold, but there is something to be said about the fact that you have to lose the game to get the silver; you have to win the bronze. Canada can still end this tournament on their terms and walk away with their heads held high.
January 04 2012 11:02AM
1. Will the real Calgary Flames please stand up?
Only a bad shootout win over the worst team in the league separates Calgary from being 0-3-2 in their last five, all of which were against teams either at or below the 7th place spot at the time of puck drop. In short, it hasn't been a good week.
January 04 2012 09:08AM
The Flames' woes on the road continued last night with a loss versus the Capitals, and further bad news might be just around the corner. Rene Bourque has a hearing with the Sheriff today, following a hit on Nick Backstrom late in last night's loss.