Postgame: Very Blue

Pat Steinberg
October 10 2011 03:09PM

For a second straight game, the Calgary Flames opened nicely but were unable to put together anything of note in the middle stages of the hockey game.  On Monday afternoon in St. Louis, the Flames opened the score before being done in by four goals against in the final 40 minutes, falling 5-2 to the Blues.  Calgary is not 0-2 on the season, starting off a three game road trip in an unimpressive fashion.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 2 versus St. Louis

Kent Wilson
October 10 2011 02:45PM



Final summary

Final Score: 5-2 Loss

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Game 2 Live Chat - Flames vs. Blues

Kent Wilson
October 10 2011 11:38AM

Flames in St. Louis this afternoon. The Blues are a team I expect to surprise some people this year. They have three solid lines of forwards and have some of the strongest underlying numbers of any of the non-playoff clubs last year. If they can stay healthy and if Halak can get back to being even average (let alone above average), they're a good bet to make the playoffs. 

As such, this is one of the teams the Flames will battling with in the middle in the conference. They'll need to get as many points out of them as possible

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FGD: Road Trip

Pat Steinberg
October 10 2011 12:19AM

The month of October is a curious one for the Calgary Flames, as they opened their season Saturday against a non-conference opponent and follow that with three games on the road, two more against teams from the East.  Following that, Calgary spends the rest of the tenth month at the Saddledome, with a six game homestand carrying them past All Saints Day.  This afternoon, the Flames start a three game trip in St. Louis (12 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).

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Postgame: Bad Middle

Pat Steinberg
October 08 2011 11:39PM

The season opening woes continued Saturday for the Calgary Flames, as an absolutely dismal second period was enough to sink the home team 5-3 at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The middle 20 minutes, with a few tacked on either side, was as dominant a performance from a visiting team I've seen at the Saddledome in ages.  Unfortunately for Calgary, a late rally was too little, too late as the Flames have lost eight of their last nine season openers.

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