Black Box: Week 18

Robert Vollman
February 06 2012 09:16AM



Calgary lost two of three since our last update, dropping their chances of making the post-season to the 20%-23% range.  Brendan Morrison is gone, making room for Krys Kolanos, who played his first NHL game in three years.

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Sven Baertschi Update

Kent Wilson
February 04 2012 12:11PM



We didn't get to see much of Sven Baertschi at the WJC since he got injured very early on. He missed a few games for Portland thanks to lingering concussion symptoms after the tournament, but has since returned to duty. Things haven't gone quite as swimmingly for the 19-year old winger upon his return however.

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Postgame: Strong Outing

Nation World HQ
February 03 2012 10:21PM

While the Chicago Blackhawks ran things at times in the first period on Friday night, the Calgary Flames were able to limit the damage fairly effectively and finished the opening frame even at a goal a piece.  That allowed them to use a strong final 40 minutes, which helped them to a solid 3-1 win over the suddenly struggling Chicago Blackhawks.  It snapped a three game home losing streak for the Flames and got them back within three points of a playoff spot.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 52 vs Chicago Blackhawks

Kent Wilson
February 03 2012 09:44PM




Final Score: 3-1W

Final Summary


Head-to-head ice


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Game 52 - Flames vs Blackhawks Live Chat

Kent Wilson
February 03 2012 06:29PM

Not a lot has gone right for the Flames this year, but at least the schedule maker hasn't been overly cruel - I can't remember the last time Calgary had the benefit of this many opponents on the second night of a back-to-back.

They'll need the extra boost tonight. The Hawks may be prone to getting blown out by the Oilers, but they remain a very good team. The couple of times I've seen them this year the weak spot in their play has been the defensive end. Remember the Stempniak inside/out goal on Duncan Keith? Of course, they remain as scary as ever at the other end of the ice as well, which is why they still win more games than they lose.

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