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Post-Game: The Curse Is Broken

After 29 regular season and playoff visits to Anaheim without a victory, the Calgary Flames have finally broken the Honda Center Curse. A rock-solid 60 minutes of hockey, predominantly based upon some decent structural play and some stellar goaltending from Mike Smith, resulted in a 2-0 shutout victory over the Anaheim Ducks and a pair…

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A brief history of losing in Anaheim

The Calgary Flames play the Anaheim Ducks tonight. It’s a road game that will see the Flames return to the scene of several of their most painful losses: the Honda Center. The Flames have not won in Anaheim since Jan. 19, 2004, a stretch of futility that has set a National Hockey League record with…

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FGD 3: Curses and key divisional points (8pm MT, SN Flames)

The Calgary Flames (1-1-0) have played about 30 minutes of strong hockey this season. That 30 minutes was good enough to demolish the Winnipeg Jets and get them back to .500. The Flames now face a pretty stiff test as they head to Anaheim to face the Ducks (1-0-1) at the Honda Center. The Ducks…

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FlamesNation Mailbag: Sam, Sean, and Curtis

Saturday night’s win against the Jets was the best and worst of the Flames. They fell behind early due to failures on all three units, but clawed back thanks to strong 5v5 play and an interesting change in the gameplan. Gulutzan’s line shuffling during the 6-3 win has provided a lot of speculation moving forward….