Postgame: That Was Flattering

Pat Steinberg
December 09 2010 11:51PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Alternate Captain Anze Kopitar  of the Los Angeles Kings congratulates teammates after the NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Staples Center on November 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Predators 4-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The quest continues for the Calgary Flames as they try to string back-to-back wins together for the first time since late wouldn't come on Thursday night, as they fell 2-1 at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings.  However, had it not been for Miikka Kiprusoff in net, this game could have been far more slanted towards the home side.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 29 versus Los Angeles

Kent Wilson
December 09 2010 11:22PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20418

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Game No.29: Who Crowned These Guys?

Ryan Lambert
December 09 2010 07:18PM



You wanna talk about a team that kind of sucks?

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FGD: To .500 and Beyond

Pat Steinberg
December 09 2010 02:05PM

First thing's first for the Calgary Flames as they get set to take on the Los Angeles Kings tonight at the Staples Center (8:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  The Flames look to put back-to-back wins together after a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

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Gameday Preview: Kings Ascension

Kent Wilson
December 09 2010 10:41AM

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Anze Kopitar  of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal with the bench for a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers at the Staples Center on December 2, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


One of the Flames better wins this year was over this same Kings team back near the start of October. Calgary played relatively well and the combination of that with home ice advantage plus LA being on the second night of a B2B handed the Flames the victory. Since then, the two clubs have largely gone in opposite directions, although a recent cold snap has the Kings hunting for "the next piece" that will help them get back on top of the Western Conference standings.

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