Gameday Preview: San Jose

Robert Cleave
October 24 2010 10:08AM


San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (L) and Ryane Clowe celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton October 23, 2010.  REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)   TEMPLATE OUT



The Flames get a look at one of the conference finalists this evening as the Sharks make their first appearance of the season in Calgary. As with Detroit a few nights ago, it's a team that spent its summer seeming to gain ground on the conference by running in place.


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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 7 versus Columbus

Kent Wilson
October 22 2010 07:51PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20093

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Postgame: Bourque Powers Flames

Pat Steinberg
October 22 2010 07:37PM

DALLAS - JANUARY 27: Left wing Rene Bourque #17 of the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on January 27, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

After a 4-2 loss Thursday night in Detroit, the Calgary Flames bounced back with a 6-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night, getting their record back up above .500.  It gives Henrik Karlsson his first NHL win, and finishes a three game road trip on a winning note.  And Rene Bourque scored late in the third period to finish off his third career hat trick.

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Game No.7: New Kid in Town

Kent Wilson
October 22 2010 05:08PM

Ryan is out of commission today, so the game thread snark will have to come from me.

Yesterday did a lot to undermine both the fans and the coaches belief in the top end of the roster: Iginla to some degree, but Jokinen mostly. Why there was faith there in the first place is probably truer mystery, given the manner in which the previous Jokinen experiment failed so spectacularly. And althogh we're just six games into the new year, it's safe to say the theorized "Alex Tanguay can feed the two snipers!!1!" fix...ain't.

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FGD: Look Up, Way Up

Pat Steinberg
October 22 2010 11:47AM

It's Henrik Time tonight in Columbus as the Calgary Flames finish off a three game road trip in the Ohio state capitol (5 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960).  It's the much anticipated debut of Flames backup goaltender Henrik Karlsson, or as some of started calling him, The Calgary Tower.  Great nickname...and let's hope the team plays better in front of him than they have in front of past backup goalies.

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