Game No. 37: Outsuttered

You guys don’t get to see as much Eastern Conference hockey as I do, and understandably so. For this reason, please keep in mind that what you are about to see tonight may be shockingly bad.


FGD: Stay the Course! Staying the Course, Sir!

We’ve heard the three words "stay the course" plenty of times from Calgary Flames Head Coach Brent Sutter over the last two months or so.  As the Flames get set for the Buffalo Sabres tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome (7 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960), those three words remain the ones to live…


Size Has No Impact On Faceoff Percentage: 2009-10 Data

  A question that has come up a few times is whether big players tend to have an advantage when taking faceoffs. There is a certain logic to the idea that they do: after all, bigger, stronger players should be able to outmuscle their smaller counterparts in the faceoff circle. The data, however, suggests something…


Some thoughts, Death Watch and Merry Christmas!

    Things will slow down a bit here at FlamesNation with Calgary’s next game being on the 28th. Well will, however, be on top of any sudden news the organization may deign to announce during that interval *cough*firings*cough* (not that I’m holding my breath). – Scoring chances for the Dallas contest will be posted…


Postgame: A Christmas Miracle!

Okay, perhaps a little hyperbole in the title, because the fact is the Calgary Flames won a hockey game they played well enough to win on Thursday night in Dallas.  Alex Tanguay was the man of the hour, tying the game late and scoring the only goal in a shootout to propel the Flames to…


FGD: A Lonestar Christmas

The Calgary Flames finish off their pre-Christmas schedule tonight in Big D as they take on the Dallas Stars for the first time this season (6:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  Calgary will try to snap a damaging three game losing skid against the second  best team in the Western Conference.


Gameday Preview: Hey, there’s a horseshoe on my door

  Calgary’s season of utter futility resumes in Dallas this evening and after a diet of Wild and Blue Jacket games fit to put the most dedicated fan into a deep slumber, it’s nice to see a different opponent on the Flames’ docket. What awaits them at American Airlines Center is an outfit who appear…


Postgame: Sinking, Sinking…

A battle between two teams not playing very well went the wrong way for the Calgary Flames, as the Columbus Blue Jackets rode a first period goal to a 3-1 win on Tuesday night.  It drops Calgary to a new season low, four games below .500 with a Thursday game against the Dallas Stars to…