November 12 2011 11:09PM
Seeing the Calgary Flames open up a 4-0 lead on the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night likely made some frustrated Flames fans breathe a little easier after their 4-1 loss in Chicago the night before. Seeing the Avalanche battle back to within a goal and almost tie the game on numerous occasions might have made that breath a little shorter. While it was a little too close for comfort, the main thing is simple: two points and back within striking distance of .500.
November 12 2011 10:43PM
November 12 2011 07:25PM
Not much left to say in this space since we've seen the Avalanche so recently. I'd like to note that the Avs have made a few strides since they lucked out in 09-10 while the Flames have probably fallen back a bit in the same time span. Meaning - if Colorado beats Calgary out for the post-season this year, it's much more likely to be earned rather on the back of lucky bounces.
That said, the Flames can make that outcome a little less probable tonight by winning.
November 12 2011 03:52PM
Because I teach literacy and basic skills with the Thames Valley District School Board, I was asked to attend Facing Off With Literacy, an evening headlined by guest speaker (and former Cup winner) Jacques Demers. Many of you probably remember that in 2005, Demers revealed to the world that he was functionally illiterate, that he was set to begin rectifying that situation, and also that he wanted to address literacy in a more public way. On Thursday night, he opened up to a room of nearly 450 people at the London Convention Center, and spoke passionately to raise support and finances for literacy programs. Leafs-Habs rivalry notwithstading, I have to say that it's a noble thing he's chosen to do.
November 12 2011 02:31PM
There used to be a time when games against the Colorado Avalanche were exciting. They boasted names like Sakic, Forsberg, Roy, and Blake. They were high flying, high scoring, and high octane. However, they always beat the Calgary Flames. Well, this current incarnation of the Avalanche is nowhere near as good, and as of late, they sure as heck don't beat the Flames. Tonight in Denver, they meet for the third time this season (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960).