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WWYDW: Back-to-backs and divvying up the goalie starts

The Flames just played their first of nine back-to-backs this season. The natural course, when faced with such a situation, is to have the starting goalie take one game, and the backup the other. That means at least nine starts for the backup this season.

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Post-Game: Flames find a way in Buffalo

The Calgary Flames played their second game in as many nights on Tuesday night. They also played their third consecutive pretty good game, avoiding panic when they trailed after the first period. They beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in overtime to complete their brief road trip.

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FGD 13: Ah, scenic Buffalo (5pm MT, SN West)

Just 21 hours after a pretty complete effort in Toronto, the Calgary Flames (6-5-1, 13 points) trek south across the border to visit the Buffalo Sabres (6-4-1, 13 points). The National Hockey League’s doormat last season, the Sabres are young, fast and fun.

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It’s much too early to worry about James Neal

James Neal is arguably the one of the biggest free agent adds of Brad Treliving’s tenure. His arrival was supposed to elevate the Flames’ offence into the upper echelon of the league. Twelve games into the season, Neal hasn’t found his offensive touch quite yet, but should there be concern?

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FGD 12: The Flames visit Toronto (5pm MT, SN West)

After a pretty good bounce-back game on Saturday afternoon, the Calgary Flames (5-5-1, 11 points) face another strong opponent in the form of the impressive Toronto Maple Leafs (8-3-0, 16 points). It’s the first half of a back-to-back set on the road for the Flames.