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Flames Pound Oilers...AGAIN

How sweet a feeling it is to beat the living crap out of the Edmonton Oilers!

Even more so after I gave my frank opinion of where the Oilers actually sit in this so called "rebuild."

It was a great weekend to be a Flames fan!

Game Preview: Flames vs Edmonton Oilers

It’s been 8 games since the Flames last lost to the Edmonton Oilers as this rivalry has been heavily one sided in recent seasons. The Flames have won 15 of the last 16, including the last 3 and 6 out of 7 at Rexall Place. They will look to continue that streak tonight up north as they finish off their mini 3-game road trip.

Game Preview: Flames vs Los Angeles Kings

What a difference five days makes, on Saturday the Flames hosted the Kings sitting only 3 points behind them. After a 4-1 loss, the Flames now travel to LA tonight for their second game of a three game road trip now sitting 7 points back. The Flames only played one game since that meeting, losing to the Sharks 2-1 in a shootout on Tuesday night.

Flames' age not cause of road woes

I get the impression people want the old fogies of the team sold and replaced by young up-and-comers. They believe doing this will improve the Flames' 8-14-4 road record.

I would agree, if Calgary had a lot of old fogies.

The Flames have the eighth oldest team in the league with an average age of just over 28. Safe to say that unlike the Oilers and Avalanche, they can grow facial hair. But unlike Detroit, they need mouthguards and can’t just take out their dentures before games.

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Calgary Flames: Fall to Sharks in Shootout

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.

Game Day Preview 01/17/12: Flames and Sharks

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.

Game Preview: Flames vs Los Angeles Kings

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.

Guess who's back?

Mike Cammalleri was the one player that I always knew got away from the Flames.He worked in Calgary. That was plainly clear, and he was loved in his short time here.

In 81 games with the Flames in 2008-09, Cammy scored 39 goals added 43 assists for 82 points. It was his best season, points wise in the NHL. He also led the Flames in goals that year.

Cammy will make his re-debut with the Flames this saturday night when the his other former team the Kings come into tow. Cammy will be sporting #93

Game Preview: Flames vs Anaheim Ducks

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...