Failing to take advantage of a great effort from goalie on out and failing to take advantage of a bad ‘non goal’ against the San Jose Sharks in OT, the Flames fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Sharks to kick off a three game road trip.
The Flames have a lot of positives to take out of tonight's effort however and will look to take those into Thursday's tilt with the Kings.
The Flames start a three game road trip with a visit to the Shark Tank.
This is the first meeting between the two teams this year and another in a long line of games against Pacific division teams for the Flames who are in desperate need of wins as they fight to get back into the playoff picture.
The Flames welcome a familiar face back to the Dome when Darryl Sutter and his Los Angeles Kings come rolling in.
But Darryl isn't the only one being welcomed back as Mike Cammalleri makes his Flames re-debut after being involved in that blockbuster trade on Thursday night.
The Flames have won 8 in a row at home and will look to get within a point of the 7th place Kings with a win.
CALGARY FLAMES (20-19-5 45 points) vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS (13-22-6 32 points) GAME #45
It wasn’t necessarily the prettiest of victories as the Flames were outshot 35-14 but the Flames could really do nothing but score as they managed to get the 2 points Tuesday night defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-3. It was the Flames second win in a row and 7th in a row at home, giving them good momentum as they host the Ducks down at the Dome tonight.
The Flames top line of Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen and Curtis Glencross continue to show why they’re the Flames number one line, combining for 9 points against the Devils. The trio will have to continue tha...
CALGARY FLAMES (19-19-5 43 points) vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS (23-16-2 48 points) GAME #44
The Flames come into tonight’s game after an emotional 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. The game was one of milestones for the Flames as before the game Olli Jokinen was honored for playing 1,000 career games (January 1st vs. Nashville), Lance Bouma scored his first NHL goal and most notably, Jarome Iginla scored his 500th career goal. Iginla became the 42nd player in NHL history to reach the milestone on a night many Flames fans won’t soon forget. The Flames will look to carry that emotion into tonight’s game as they host the Devi...
On Saturday night, in front of a sold out Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary Flames captain and franchise player Jarome Iginla became the 42nd player in NHL history to score 500 goals and only the 15th player to score 500 goals with a single team.
(The other 14 are: Jean Béliveau, Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Guy Lafleur, Mario Lemieux, Stan Mikita, Mike Modano, Gilbert Perreault, Maurice Richard, Joe Sakic, Bryan Trottier and Steve Yzerman.)
It wasn’t your vintage Iggy (see below) coming down the right side, left leg pump, top cheese kind of goal, but it went in nonetheless, just like all the other 499 did. Who cares if it banked off two...
The warm and fuzzies are still there for most Flames fans, it’s hard not to be a little upbeat after having one game that encompassed a win, Jarome’s 500th goal, celebrating Jokinen’s 1000th game, Bouma’s first goal, and a milestone for the coach as well.
That’s all well and good. However this is still the same team that lost 9-0 a couple games ago though. This is still the team that is 12th in the west as of today. We as fans have to be realistic, the warm and fuzzy feelings do not reflect what is real.
The Calgary Flames are simply a team that is mediocre most nights with the occasional brillian...
Another frustrating loss for the New York Islanders. Falling 5-1 to the Phoenix Coyotes for their second straight loss. A 1-2 road trip leads them to their next game, at home on Tuesday, against the Detroit Red Wings.
But let's talk about last night's game. It was yet another Islander game of the whole team just not having it. The team looked sloppy and just could not make a play. As for the Coyotes, being a team currently out of a playoff...