January 15 2011 08:31PM
Hey, it wasn't exactly the script the Calgary Flames would have wanted to play out Saturday night in Toronto, but after a late Leafs goal sent things to extra time, the Flames were able to use three consecutive shootout goals to reclaim two points in a 2-1 win. It extends Calgary's point streak to four games and gets them back to the magical .500 mark.
January 15 2011 08:13PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20661
January 15 2011 02:55PM
Fun fact: the Toronto Maple Leafs are not a terrible hockey team.
January 15 2011 10:54AM
Hey, give the Calgary Flames credit. After Friday's 3-2 win in Ottawa, they've accomplished their goal of winning two of three games in three consecutive three game segments. That's a lot of numbers, but the basic math is there...they have 12 points in nine games, which means they're play .666 hockey, which is exactly what everyone said they needed to do. A new three game segment starts tonight in Toronto against the suddenly better Maple Leafs (5 pm, CBC and The FAN 960).
January 15 2011 10:53AM
As much as the Senators are hailed as a mirror image of the Flames currently, the Leafs may be a vision of things to come. Decimated by years of shoddy JFJ management, the NHL's most profitable franchise is still trying to pick up the pieces. Brian Burke was airlifted in fresh off his success in Anaheim, but the rebuilding under him has been rather disjointed. The club sold off a bunch of assets the last couple of seasons, but haven't shied away from spending money (because, let's be fair, they have a lot of it to spend) and making apparently short-term bids to improve, with the Phil Kessel trade being exhibit #1.