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Senators 6, Flames 3 and Maple Leafs 3, Flames 2

02 Apr

I can’t believe we lost to both Ottawa and Toronto.

The Flames, who lost 6-3 to the Senators in Ottawa on Sunday and were officially eliminated from the playoffs, were playing the second of five consecutive road games Tuesday. Their next game is Thursday at Tampa Bay against the Lightning.

Flames D Dennis Wideman (upper body), RW David Jones (upper body), D Ladislav Smid (upper body) and C Markus Granlund (shoulder) were out.

 

Ducks 3, Flames 2 (Flames 3, Sharks 2 SO; Flames 8, Oilers 1)

27 Mar

After going down by one, the Flames had a two-goal second period lead by Calgary hands-man Brian McGrattan. However the Big Ern’s performance wasn’t enough as Anaheim scored two in the third to win this one by a single goal. The 44th time Calgary has been on either end of a one-goal-game this year.

Karri Ramo played fantastic against a much different version of the Ducks compared to the last time they were here. It’s too bad Calgary couldn’t have at least got him a point for his efforts.

I also missed the Flames win over the Sharks on Monday, and the debacle up in Edmonton on Saturday. What can I say? I was busy.

 

Predators 6, Flames 5

22 Mar

So Shaw Direct was having issues and I missed the first half of the game. When it game back on it was already 4-4. So I caught the last three goals, but I missed the Ortio 4 goals on 13 shots debacle.

Let’s see what the box score tells us. Byron was a +3 even though he had no points. Backlund and Cammalleri continue to roll, with 5 points between the two of them. And the defense was no where to be found, with 11 goals on 51 shots.

 

Flames 3, Sabres 1

19 Mar

Well it took a while to get going, as two of the worst teams in the NHL fumbled their way through an AHL-esque first period.

Just when it looked like Buffalo was going to lull the Flames to sleep and a 1-0 loss, Calgary scored late in the second to tie the game. Then they came out much stronger in the third, including a short-handed goal by Byron which brings the Flames to a league-leading 12 in that category.

Who’s to say that if the second disallowed goal by the Sabres would have counted, Calgary would probably have been shut out last night. Three cheers for borderline goalie interference calls!

 

Flames 4, Stars 3 (SO)

17 Mar

Down 3-1 in the third period, the Flames managed to come back on goals by Byron and Cammalleri. Then Corban Knight capped the comeback by scoring on his first NHL shootout attempt. He had just scored his first NHL goal a couple nights earlier so why not put him in?

Calgary really has to stop making a habit of giving up two goal leads, lulling the opposition into thinking they can take the night off is not a very sustainable strategy.

 

Flames 7, Ducks 2

13 Mar

Can you remember the last time the Flames won a game by five goals? Or a time where they scored seven? Or a time when they had a 5-0 lead? I can, because that was last night.

Here are some interesting facts from last night:

  • Olympian Ryan Getzlaf was -4 on the night
  • The Flames had a 50% shooting percentage for half of the game (5 goals on 10 shots)
  • Only 6 Calgary players did not register a point.
  • Even rookie goalie Joni Ortio got an assist.
  • Losing goaltender Joseph Hiller had a .400 save percentage.
 

Canucks 2, Flames 1

10 Mar

I was so excited that I had PVRed the Hockey Night in Canada game on Saturday night and somehow managed to make it until Monday evening without hearing the score. I sat down tonight to watch the game and found out that my Shaw Direct PVR had decided to record the Punjabi audio version instead of the regular CBC version. So that sucked (for me, I’m sure that would have been great if I could understand Punjabi).

Obviously I fast-forwarded through the game, so I could find out who won and at least watch the goals. I saw Brian McGrattan’s goal on Eddie Lack… and that’s funny in any language.

 

Flames 2, Oilers 1 (OT)

03 Mar

Exciting first and third, Sean Monahan scored 2 to win the game in OT. That evens up the season series and the bet I have going with an un-named Oiler fan.

The coolest thing that I learned about this game was the Flames rookie scoring comparisons. Phaneuf had 20 goals in his rookie year. Iginla had 21. Sean Monahan has 18, in 53 games. Although it’s a far cry from 50, that’s much better than expectations at the beginning of the year.

 

Kings 2, Flames 0

28 Feb

On a night the Flames got a glimpse of their potential future with goalie Joni Ortio and forward Markus Granlund playing their first big-league games, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown was the offensive catalyst and goalie Jonathan Quick was perfect in Thursday’s 2-0 affair.

“We just couldn’t score,” Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. “Quick was real good. A couple of powerplay chances, he came out and made some huge saves.

“I’m very happy with both guys,” Hartley said. “Joni, even before the game, I watched him pretty closely — and he was solid. This morning, he didn’t show any nervousness. Before the game, I was anxious to see how he would get on the ice, and he was ready for that start. Whenever you don’t give any goals to a goalie, it’s pretty tough for him to win a game, but Joni played good.

“And Granlund made some great plays. He didn’t seem out of place at all. For his first game, I liked his game also.”

 

Flyers 2, Flames 1

10 Feb

This game was a lot less close than the score would have you believe.  It was less close than the shot totals would have you believe. This is one of those games you had to see to know that Calgary just wasn’t really in this one. They had 33 shots, but most of them were wrist-shots from the point (Regehr would be proud). Reto Berra played just well enough to lose, letting in 2 goals on 23 shots.

Now the Flames have a three week break while the good hockey players go play in Sochi. Except for Berra and Smid, who will be representing their countries.

In real news, The Flames announced Saturday that they have signed defenseman Kris Russell to a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $2.6 million per season. I think that this isn’t a bad deal at all. Russell has been pretty good, he’s still young at 26, and even though he’s had a couple injuries this year, is still having his best — statistically speaking — of his career. He has 4 goals and 16 assists in 44 games.

Go Canada Go!

Go Canada Go!

 
 
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