March 09 2013 12:00AM
There were no travel delays involving the Flames game today, although given that Calgary was only 1 for 25 and 0 for their last 15 trips down to Anaheim... they maybe should have been hoping for one, or two.
Calgary began their Californication putting their newly earned above .500 record on the line in probably the most hostile of arenas they could visit. To their credit, they didn't play like they hadn't won there since 2004, or that they were playing against a team that was thirteen points ahead of them in the Western Conference. Well, not at first anyways.
Alas, on a night where the NHL saw the Blackhawks streak come to an end, we all got to enjoy another, not so proud one, continue...
March 08 2013 11:26AM
Unlike most people, your Calgary Flames really hate going to Disneyland.
While other people go to Disneyland, ride Space Mountain and fill themselves up with cotton candy and childhood whimsy, all the Flames do in Anaheim is lose. The last time the Calgary Flames won a hockey game in Anaheim was January 19, 2004. That was before the last two NHL lockouts.
March 07 2013 01:10PM
A couple of things running through my head between Flames games today. The first topic has to do with hitting and winning versus shooting and winning. The second topic is on how advanced analysis in hockey is gaining prominence (but is still obviously misunderstood).
March 07 2013 08:40AM
1. So Kiprusoff is back
Miikka Kiprusoff returned to the Flames crease last night and somehow this was treated as some sort of cool and great news. Finally, the team had its starting goaltender of the last nine seasons back and everything was going to be fine.
March 06 2013 11:47PM
After missing 13 games, Calgary finally had their #1 goalie back. The team went 6-5-2 over those 13, so it's up to you if that was unlucky or not. Tonight would also be the teams 7th stab at getting above the .500 mark. Would "7" be your Calgary Flames lucky number tonight?
Again the team would be facing an opponent delayed later than expected in Vancouver. This time it would be the San Jose Sharks that would come into the Dome slightly less than prepared. Calgary was going to be the team that determined the tempo of this game, and try to controll it with their style of play. Most importantly, find a way to keep Marleau and the two Joey's aways from the front of the Flames net.
Lucky number seven would be lucky indeed for Calgary, not to mention Kiprusoff's return to the blue paint wasn't heroic by any means to start the game, but he was impressive when they needed him in the end, and tonight was enough to push the Flames over the top; and over .500.