October 11 2013 11:59AM
The Calgary Flames have been looking for a Brandon Prust type of player for years — well, ever since they traded Prust away.
October 11 2013 09:57AM
Hype is a funny thing.
At first, it's a sort of happy delirium, like a narcotic that smooths the rough edges of reality and suggests a future of boundless optimism and success. When it recedes, however, and the truth is rendered in cruel relief against those impossibly raised expectations, the hang-over can be...unpleasant.
October 10 2013 11:44AM
The Flames did some roster shuffling this morning, and a lot of it was about keeping up with their Joneses.
First off, winger David Jones was placed on the injured reserve (retroactive to yesterday) with an upper body injury. The Flames are saying he's week-to-week after taking a tumble in the corner while tangling with Habs defender Francis Bouillon in the third period of last night's 3-2 win. Jones had two goals and two assists in the first four games.
October 10 2013 08:37AM
1. Third-period leads
The Flames have to this point in the season done exceedingly well at scoring a lot of goals (four per game) and usually enter the third period with a lead, which is a good thing to do if you want to win hockey games.
October 09 2013 09:27PM
For the fourth time in this young season, the Calgary Flames jumped out to an early lead. For just the second time, however, they were able to hang on and end things in regulation.
Calgary's surprisingly potent offense has managed to stake them a lead in every game they've played this year, but that has also meant a concurrent collapse in just about every contest as well. The Canadiens controlled the puck at even strength for a majority of time through the early going and made a hard push to even things in the third period, but the Flames were able to weather the storm.