October 22 2010 07:37PM
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.
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.
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.
October 22 2010 10:34AM
I became something of a closet Blue Jackets fan a couple of years ago when Rick Nash emerged and Kristian Huselius was signed by the club. Nash, in some ways, reminds me of a young Jarome Iginla when the latter was finding shouldering the load on a team that found it tough to compete on a nigh-to-night basis. Huselius is just a player I've always liked.
October 21 2010 08:45PM
Can't fault a whole lot of what the Calgary Flames did Thursday night at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, but in the end, they fell 4-2 at the hands of the Red Wings. After a very good first period, the Flames were unable to follow up the same way in the final two frames. It was a decent 60 minute effort for Calgary, but Detroit's dynamic duo of Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk won the day.