Postgame: Climbing the Mountain

Nation World HQ
December 08 2011 10:14PM

Thanks to their best run of the season, the Calgary Flames have scaled their way back to .500, taking their 13th win of the season on Thursday night, 3-2 over the Colorado Avalanche.  In an odd game overall, the Flames scored a pair of powerplay goals in the third period along with a pretty Olli Jokinen winner, helping them to a fourth win over Colorado this season.  Calgary now has wins in five of seven and points in six of those games.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 28 versus Colorado Avalanche

Kent Wilson
December 08 2011 09:49PM




Final Score: 3-2W

Final Summary


Head-to-head ice


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Game 28 - Flames vs. Avalanche Live Chat

Kent Wilson
December 08 2011 06:16PM


Flames are fully ensconced in the softest portion of the 2011-12 schedule and have thus far mostly taken advantage. Calgary has taken points from most of the lightweights since heading into December and this evening provides another opportunity to claw closer to the playoff picture.

The Avs had the Flames number a couple of years ago and seemed destined to win every time the two teams met, regardless of how either of them played. The script has flipped since 09-10, with Calgary taking a majority of the games the last two seasons.

They'll need to continue that dominance tonight.

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FGD: Avalanche of Success

Nation World HQ
December 08 2011 11:44AM

It seems all the Calgary Flames do lately is beat the Colorado Avalanche (or Edmonton Oilers).  In the case of the former, the Flames have taken eight consecutive victories over them, sometimes in crushing fashion and sometimes in bizarre fashion.  Any fashion will work for tonight, as Calgary plays host to Colorado for the fourth meeting between the teams this season (7 pm, Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet 960).

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NHLNumbers Podcast Episode 4

NHLnumbers Podcast
December 08 2011 10:03AM



The first three episodes of the NHLNumbers podcast focused mostly on definitions and theory in general. In episode four, we move on to applying what we've talked about to particular teams/players/news in the league. This week, we decided to focus on the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers - a couple of clubs with a lot to talk about and great writers to talk with. Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post and ESPN as well as Geoff Detweiler of Broadstreet Hockey stop by to share their insights.  

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