February 06 2014 11:44AM
Tonight, in the first meeting of the year between these two clubs, the Calgary Flames (21-28-7) face-off against the nearly identical (in overall record only) New York Islanders (22-28-8) at the lowly Nassau Coliseum. It’s an early one as the puck drops at 5 pm MT on Sportsnet West.
February 06 2014 09:06AM
1. Hudler got screwed
The Czech Olympic team finally named a replacement for Vladimir Sobotka and all you Hudlerheads out there are going to be baffled as hell when I tell you that it was, for some reason, not Jiri Hudler.
February 05 2014 03:30PM
It's an off-day today and the hockey world is a bit quiet. Since the trade deadline is coming up fast after the Olympic Break, I thought it might be prudent to take a look at what the Flames have in their cupboards that other teams may want.
As you may expect, what the Flames move and what they get back may depend on how desperate other teams are for positional depth.
February 04 2014 09:25PM
The Calgary Flames began their last three games before the Olympics tonight in Montreal. Despite a pretty solid 60 minutes of hockey, they came away with zero goals and zero points in the standings.
Ultimately, the play of the two goaltenders - Montreal's Carey Price and Calgary's Reto Berra - was excellent and a couple bounces determined the victor. (Spoiler: It was Montreal.)
The Flames five-game winning streak has been snapped. Here's how it happened.
February 04 2014 02:48PM
Is Weiss playing tonight? Good work Montreal, you're just like us now— Ol' Flooby (@bookofloob) February 4, 2014
The Calgary Flames visit La Belle Provence tonight for another instalment of the classic Flames rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens. The teams have met once this year (Calgary won), as well as in two Stanley Cup Finals series (they split them) and a Heritage Classic (Calgary won).
In terms of direct connections, Flames coach Bob Hartley was also interviewing for the Montreal vacancy when he was hired here, and Mike Cammalleri used to play in Montreal. Habs forwards Rene Bourque and Brandon Prust used to be Flames. So much history! And the games between the two clubs are generally spirited affairs, a rarity for clubs that so infrequently play each other.
Tonight's edition of the Battle of Teams Whose Logos Look Similar If You Squint kicks off at 5:30pm MT on Sportsnet.