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Beyond the boxscore – G4: Hanging on

Through four games the Flames have yet to get off to a weak start 5v5, but against the Capitals Saturday afternoon the Flames struggled in the second period. Second time in as many games such an occurrence has happened, except this time the team that put the pressure to them was one that knew how…

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Beyond the boxscore – G3: Goose eggs and field goals

Finally, at 5v5 the Flames show a dent in their armor, but Jacob Markström came ready to play and the Flames did enough to beat the Red Wings Thursday night. I’m not going to entirely blame the 5v5 play on anything specific. They had to recover from back-to-back penalty kills, a couple shoddy breakout attempts…

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Beyond the boxscore – G2: Dominating losses

Every year those game(s) come along where you do everything right and you still don’t win. It’s even more painful to have that happen at the start of the season. Something like this is a lot easier to swallow if you have a record of say 7-3-1, or 26-22-3 even, but when you’re 0-1-0 everything…

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Beyond the boxscore – G1: Lessons in losing strong

Look, no matter what team you are if you give Connor McDavid enough power plays it’s going to burn you. Two power play goals and one empty net goal for McDavid – nothing at 5v5. While you can’t count it as an actual win maybe we could call it a sentimental win. Those aren’t as…

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Beyond the boxscore – P8: Now we wait…

Am I concerned about “slow” starts? Yes, because it happened again (more on that down low). When the top guns hit full stride were they dominant? Yes, they were. That second period was an awakening for the Flames who dominated the Jets defence and were able to get high danger chances in abundance. Hockey is…

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Beyond the boxscore – P7: Highs and lows

Wednesday’s game was like a mountain – the Flames started off in a valley not doing much, then they rose to their peak in the middle of the journey, before coming back down to another valley where not much was going on for them. Winnipeg was the better team; Nik Ehlers was fantastic against many…

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Beyond the boxscore – P6: Hanirazz returns

An entertaining start slowly shifted into a relaxed second half for the Flames. We had creative bright spots and some really hard questions coming from the blueline – and not in a positive way either. Some welcome backs to the ice for Noah Hanifin and Sean Monahan: one played really well, the other played in…

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Beyond the boxscore – P4: Push the play

Can we talk about that never-ending shift in the third period where the Flames spent multiple minutes just burying the Canucks in their own zone. Now that was entertaining to watch for Flames fans. Yes we still need to preface everything with the “it’s pre-season” reminder, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t any less fun…

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Beyond the boxscore – P3: Camp is more interesting than we thought

Well, that was a pretty fun hockey game to watch. The Flames put their big guns in for a night and they didn’t disappoint. It’s unfortunate they lost, but some younger members of this club played well tonight. Albeit against the Seattle (Half) Kraken. Not quite everyone was on every aspect of their game, but…

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Beyond the boxscore – game P1: That game happened

Welcome familiar readers, welcome new readers. New name, new home, same Flash content. There’s going to be even more when the regular season comes – that’s going to stay hidden so all of you can be surprised – but for now we’re going to publish the pre-season performances to get you used to the feel…