It isn’t hard enough being a Calgary Flames fan right now and they go and pull a stunt like this...
Up 3-1 with less than five minutes left against the WORST team in the NHL and the Flames somehow find a way to lose.
Is this 1999 all over again? Where are the young guns? Is Todd Simpson the captain? Where’s Sasha Lakovic when you need him?
This has gone from embarrassing to downright laughable.
The Flames, who claim to be a veteran laden professional hockey team, continue to exhibit traits of an inexperienced pre-pubescent novice division-five team that can’t form a functional power play and can&r...
We are in mid-November, and it is time for my look at the Canucks this month thus far. The 'Nucks have played 7 games up till now (1 home, 6 road), and have managed to get 8 of 14 points. Brian Raiger takes a look at what the Canucks have done correctly and what they need to do for their remaining 6 games of the month and season ahead.
NOV. 1 - CANUCKS @ FLAMES - SCORE: 5-1 W
The key to any game is to have a successful first 20 minutes, come out hard hitting, get the puck deep, draw a penalty, and convert. This is what happened for the Canucks, scoring 3 goals in the first 20 minutes (2 of them with the extra man, and one of these PP goals coming with 19 seconds left in th...
First the Calgary Flames can’t score a goal to save their own lives in Chicago and make NHL cast-off Ray Emery look like the next coming of Jacques Plante. Then they look like the Edmonton Oilers of the high flyin’ 80s putting up four goals in a period and half in Colorado tonight. And in the end of this mini two game road trip the Flames looked like the Flames – white-knuckling the steering wheel and hovering the brake trying to desperately hold onto a four goal lead.
It has been said it’s the worst lead in hockey.
To give them credit, they registered the ‘W’ on the back half of back-to-back games – now 1-1 in that situat...
Dominate for two periods and then white knuckle the steering wheel and hold on for dear life.
That was the story of the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night in a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche, who suffered their first defeat away from home after starting the season with six straight wins in opposing barns.
The Flames were led by rookie Roman Horak, who scored his first as a Flame tonight while adding one assist, and Rene Bourque, who potted his team leading fourth and fifth goals of the season.
Despite outshooting the Avs 12-1 in the first 10 minutes of the game, it was Colorado who struck first on the power play putting the Flames behind the 8-ball early...
Well, that was an exciting Saturday afternoon of hockey at the Saddledome.
Anyone who actually paid for tickets should be forming a line at the box office demanding their money back for that snoozefest.
Now, to be fair, this was in the cards from the beginning given the odd time of the game (2pm), which usually means players rhythms are thrown off forcing them to come out either slow, disjointed, lethargic, or all of the above.
Also, the Flames were playing the Nashville Predators, who possess no enigmatic scorers on their team and work as a team defensively to lull you into a dreary slumber and subsequently taken advantage of a lucky bounce – the firs...
After starting the season with one win over the first four games, should Calgary Flames fans be worried?
Well, truth be told you probably should’ve been worried before the season even started, or perhaps should have just lowered your expectations.
I know what people are going to say now, “Here comes Newman with another cynical look at the Flames,” but really what’s there to be happy about?
Let’s find some positives, shall we?
The Habs game. The Flames looked great and took advantage of an injury riddled defence and scored on opportune chances. They looked well rested and Kipper played great. The powerplay went 2-for-4 and ...
The much anticipated home opener for the Montreal Canadiens was this evening at the Bell Centre. The opening ceremonies were a lack-luster affair, with the highlight being the names of the players showing up on the ice. The team was introduced by the public address announcer, the Habs came out and acknowledged the capacity crowd. The Anthem was performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra - with the crowd singing. There was no ceremonial face off - then the game started.
The Habs started with a lot of energy and pep with Andrei Kostitsyn scoring on a beautiful set up by Max Pacioretty on a two-on-one. It was a nice start for the home town heroes. Then the Habs starte...
Watching the Flames home opener last night, you couldn’t helped be filled with a little bit of optimism heading into a brand new season where anything is possible and dreams of a playoff berth seem realistic.
After one period, everything looked great. The Flames were up 1-0 on the Penguins, despite being outshot 9-4.
Then it all went downhill – fast.
Four goals in the span of just over 11 minutes and the Flames were left wondering which way is up.
When you produce only nine shots through two periods, you don’t really deserve to be in the game anyways.
The Penguins are simply a better hockey team, and it was clearly evident last ...