October 17 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
October 17 2010 11:40AM


Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross (20) celebrates his goal with his teammates during the second period of their NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Calgary, Alberta October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

With a full week in the can, it's time to have a look at a few matters of interest around the Flames and the NHL. This week, the Flames get a desperately needed win to by them a bit of breathing room, Joe Thornton extends his stay in NorCal, and the Coyotes might have a sucker owner after all.

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Postgame: What a Night

Pat Steinberg
October 16 2010 11:50PM

Calgary Flames' Steve Staios (R) knocks Edmonton Oilers Andrew Cogliano (13) to the ice as Flames' goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff watches the action during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jack Cusano (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

It was an outstanding night at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, and the result ended up being the right one for the home squad, a 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers in round two of the Battle of Alberta.  Jarome Iginla scored his first of the season on the powerplay with just over 12 minutes to go in the third period, and the Flames evened their record at 2-2 on the season.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 4 versus Edmonton

Kent Wilson
October 16 2010 10:55PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20065

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Battle of Alberta 2.0 Liveblog

Kent Wilson
October 16 2010 03:03PM

This evening will be Flamesnation's first liveblog of the year. Join myself, Robert Cleave and Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert (and many others) to celebrate the Flames win/denigrate the Flames terrible effort (outcome depending).

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FGD: The Battle

Pat Steinberg
October 16 2010 12:52PM

Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (R) and Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano (L) follow the floating puck during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton October 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

For the second time in four games to start the season, the Calgary Flames will hook up with their provincial rivals, and they do so with some added motivation.  Calgary lost their season opener 4-0 in Edmonton and the Flames are also coming off a 3-0 loss to the Florida Panthers two nights ago.  The Flames make some lineup changes ahead of the game, and we'll see if they make any difference.

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