Gameday Preview: Kings Ascension

Kent Wilson
December 09 2010 10:41AM

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Anze Kopitar  of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal with the bench for a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers at the Staples Center on December 2, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


One of the Flames better wins this year was over this same Kings team back near the start of October. Calgary played relatively well and the combination of that with home ice advantage plus LA being on the second night of a B2B handed the Flames the victory. Since then, the two clubs have largely gone in opposite directions, although a recent cold snap has the Kings hunting for "the next piece" that will help them get back on top of the Western Conference standings.

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December 8 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
December 08 2010 06:22PM


GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 16: Matthew Hulsizer (C), CEO of PEAK6 Investments, attends the NHL game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Phoenix Coyotes at Arena on October16, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


The round-up is back after a few days' delay due to technical difficulties, so let's get to it. This week, the Flames turn a good effort into actual points in the standings, the Oilers lose a game and a valuable man, and the Board of Governors meet Matthew Hulsizer.


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Postgame: It's a Win

Pat Steinberg
December 07 2010 10:48PM

CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 6: Rene Bourque (C) of the Calgary Flames celebrates his goal with teammates Jarome Iginla #12 and Matt Stajan #18 against the San Jose Sharks in the third period of NHL action on April 6, 2010 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

It wasn't the prettiest hockey game of all time, but it's a win and a big two points for the Calgary Flames as they skated to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.  Rene Bourque's three point night paced the Flames and his 12th of the season in the second period ended up being the winner.

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Flames Scoring Chances, Game 28 versus Tampa Bay

Kent Wilson
December 07 2010 10:15PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20404

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Game No. 28: Throwin' haymakers

Ryan Lambert
December 07 2010 06:21PM

Don't wanna see(n) Stamkos. :(

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