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FGD: Streaking

With how things have gone for the Calgary Flames so far this year, any kind of positive streak is something to be excited about.  Heading into tonight, Calgary has points in four straight games, and had it not been for a collapse in the final five minutes on Thursday, they’d have won a season high…

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Postgame: What Battle?

Well, it certainly didn’t start the way the Flames wanted to start Saturday’s game in Edmonton, but after falling down 2-0 early on, it was a Calgary dominated affair from there on out.  While they didn’t lead until late in the contest, Calgary was 100% deserving of a 5-3 win, their seventh consecutive over their…

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FGD: Gio Conservative

With Friday’s news concerning Mark Giordano, it’s very clear the Flames will have to make due without one of their top minute eaters for an extended period of time.  Giordano was second on the team with an average of over 22 minutes of ice time per game, something that is not easily replaced.  Tonight, Calgary…

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FGD: Try Again

The first time Calgary played Columbus this year, it ended in a 4-1 win for the Jackets in one of the Flames least inspired performances of the year.  Tonight, Calgary looks for their first three game winning streak of the season when they take on the Blue Jackets at the Saddledome (7 pm, Sportsnet Flames…

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Postgame: A Night of Firsts

The first shutout of the season for Miikka Kiprusoff.  The first NHL goal for Derek Smith.  The first win this season over Nashville.  It was a night of first times for the Calgary Flames tonight, as they stuck to a conservative plan to take a 1-0 win over the Predators.  It’s just the second time…

FGD: Hey, Pekka Rinne!

(Macarena kinda sounds like Pekka Rinne).  After a solid 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night, the Calgary Flames return home for a pair of games starting tonight against the Nashville Predators (7:30 pm, TSN and Sportsnet 960).  It’s the second of four meeting between the two teams as Calgary will try to…

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Postgame: Much Needed

The Calgary Flames may have earned just two of a possible eight points on this road trip, but they finished it off with a victory in solid fashion, taking a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on an early Sunday evening.  Chasing starting goalie Niklas Backstrom along the way, the Flames caught some good fortune…

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FGD: Road Weary

The Calgary Flames finish off a nightmare four game road trip this afternoon when they take on the Minnesota Wild for the second time this season (4 pm, Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet 960).  Calgary has lost all three prior games in Columbus, Detroit, and St. Louis and have done it in different ways.  Knowing where…

FGD: In the Blake of an Eye

An awful title, I know, but as the Calgary Flames get set to take on the St. Louis Blues tonight, they’ll do it with a new face in the lineup (6 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).  The Flames claimed forward Blake Comeau off waivers from the New York Islanders earlier today, picking up the 25 year…

Postgame: Sinking Further

For the first time this season, the Calgary Flames have fallen three games below the .500 mark thanks to a 5-3 loss Wednesday night in Detroit.  It was a game where Calgary lead in the second period and were even heading into the third, but it was also a game where the Flames made too…

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FGD: Wing It

It depends on who you ask, but some believe Calgary’s 4-1 win in Detroit earlier this month was their finest effort so far this season.  That can be argued against Friday’s Chicago win, but one thing is true: the Flames were full marks for their November 3rd win over the Red Wings.  Coming off a disappointing…

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Postgame: Sigh

A listless start and an uninspired finish bookended a 4-1 Calgary loss on Monday night, as the Flames fell in their first meeting this season with the NHL worst Columbus Blue Jackets.  Calgary allowed the Jackets to get off to a quick start but aside from a decent push in the middle stages of the…