Gameday Preview: Blackhawks Down

Kent Wilson
December 05 2010 10:02AM

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 30: Tomas Kopecky  of the Chicago Blackhawks receives congratulations from teammates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on November 30, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


Last meeting, the Flames finally broke whatever spell the Hawks had over them, blasting their nemesis 7-2 at the Dome mid-November. Similar to Calgary's recent beating at the hands of the Canucks by the same score, the game was rather close until the third frame. With Chicago pressing, the Flames scored a demoralizing goal to go up 5-1 and then a dejected Marty Turco started letting in long bombs from outside the top of the face-off circles. At the time, many wondered if the win would shake the Flames out of their doldrums; alas.

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Postgame: Surprise, Surprise

Pat Steinberg
December 03 2010 09:21PM

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 22: Goaltender Henrik Karlsson  of the Calgary Flames celebrates after netting his first NHL win after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 on October 22, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Is anyone shocked that the Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames played to a one goal decision on Friday night?  I would doubt it, as these two teams played the same type of game we've seen them play many times before...on this occasion, Rene Bourque's shootout winner would give Calgary a 3-2 extra time win over their Northwest Division rivals, and Henrik Karlsson would pick up his second win in the Flames net.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 26 versus Minnesota

Kent Wilson
December 03 2010 08:50PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20376

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FGD: These Guys...Again

Pat Steinberg
December 03 2010 12:20PM

Yeah, we've already seen the amazingly exciting Minnesota Wild twice this season, and the Calgary Flames hook up with them for the second time in three nights tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul (6 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960).  For the Flames, it's a chance to bounce back after their embarassing loss to Vancouver on Wednesday night...and they'll turn to the backup to try and get the job done.

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Gameday Preview: Wild Action?

Robert Cleave
December 03 2010 07:37AM


EDMONTON, AB - NOVEMBER 29: David Moss  of the Calgary Flames and Cam Barker  of the Minnesota Wild collide at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 29, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dylan Lynch/Getty Images)



Although most clubs would usually prefer the comforts of home, I suspect that the Flames are happy to hit the road for a few days. Wednesday’s third period collapse appears to have a few more members of the fanbase crying “Havoc”, so this evening’s affair in front of the stoic Svens of the North Star State might seem like a blessedly peaceful alternative.


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