December 05 2014 01:30PM
"I watched two-thirds of the MC Hammer Behind the Music, and if there's one thing I learned, it's that money never runs out!"
-Professor Scudwerth, Clone High, on sustainability.
Well, gang, they did it again.
The Calgary Flames managed their sixth come-from-behind third period win last night with a 4-3 OT win over the Colorado Avalanche. At this point, 27 games into this season, the Flames have banked a lot of points and won games in dramatic fashion.
The two overriding questions now are:
- Can they keep this up?
- Can they make the playoffs?
December 05 2014 08:30AM
Once in a while, we like to check in with the Calgary Flames on an individual basis to see how they're doing relative to their positions on the team. But that can be tough with raw Corsi numbers or other unadjusted analytics because players are used differently and have different roles.
Thankfully, via our pal Michael Parkatti, we have Adjusted Corsi to save the day.
Nation World HQ
December 05 2014 07:30AM
Canucks luck, Tyler Bozak, Jake Gardiner, Oiler fans, Darryl Katz, Flames scoring chances, a new comic and more in this week's Roundup.
December 04 2014 10:13PM
So, uh, what do I even say anymore?
Ho-hum. Flames score again with the goalie pulled and win in overtime. Yawn.
Read all about it after the jump!
December 04 2014 11:30AM
A year ago, almost to the day, the Calgary Flames were in a sticky wicket.
The team wasn't great, having lost beloved captain Mark Giordano to an injury just as they got out of the starting blocks. To add insult to injury, beloved former captain Jarome Iginla came back to town with his new team, the powerhouse Boston Bruins, and beat the Flames at home.
Calgary finished sub-.500 and out of the playoffs. Iginla's Bruins made the playoffs. (And Jay Feaster, the guy who traded Iginla, got fired two days after Boston's visit.)
Tonight, Jarome Iginla re-returns with his new new team, the Colorado Avalanche (9-11-5). Circumstances have changed, as the Calgary Flames (16-8-2) are the team near the top of the NHL right now and the Avalanche are closer to the outhouse than the penthouse. And when you consider that the Flames traded Iginla to jump-start their rebuild and give him a chance to win a Stanley Cup, the current standings placement is pretty wacky.
Can the Flames continue their winning ways? Find out at 7pm MT on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.