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Game Preview: Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Life without Kiprusoff

That is the story of tonight’s game as the Flames head into Columbus to face the Blue Jackets for the first of three meetings this season. Both teams are looking up at everyone in the West as they sit in 14th (Columbus) and 15th (Calgary) in the conference.

Flames Win but lose Kipper

The Flames dominated the Detroit Red Wings tonight beating them 4-1.

However, the story tonight was the loss of Miikka Kiprusoff after the second period as Leland Irving came on in relief.

How severe is the injury? And will the Flames be ok without him? I tend to think they will be...

Setting the Baer High

On an aging team where the changing of the guard seems as inevitable as the changing of gonch, talk has seemed centred not around captain Jarome, but around the young Swiss right-winger, Sven Baertschi.

It seems that young Sven can’t go to the bathroom without some “analyst” critiquing him. Was it the right bathroom? Is that the bathroom that is best for him? Is it too early for him to go to THAT bathroom?

Flames Lose in Dramatic Fashion

The Calgary Flames wasted an incredible effort last night and lost a heartbreaker of a hockey game to the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout.

The team and their fans deserved a much better fate...

But this is what happens when you leave Marian Hossa wide open in the slot with two seconds left.

Hawks snatch one from Calgary in 3-2 shootout win

Photo by Maggie Avila

 

The Blackhawks came out of Calgary with a win that they had no business winning but isn’t that what great teams do? They literally snatched a win for what certainly should have been defeat. While they were doing that, back in Chicago and Blackhawks fans everywhere were going through just about as many heart palpations as Ray Emery had logic defying moves.

The Blackhawks came into the Saddledome road weary with having played in Vancouver just 24 hours earlier to face a rested and motivated Calgary Flames. Luckily for the Blackhawks they packed their Ray Bans because it was Ray Emery banning almost everything from the Hawks net.

Blackhawks seek to extinguish the Flames in Calgary tonight

The Blackhaws will be entering the Saddledome on Saturday on the back end of a back-to-back, the third game on their road trip. Despite 2 OT losses in their last two games, Chicago is currently riding a franchise record season-opening point streak (8).

The Calgary Flames had last night off and will be eager to prove themself against red-hot Chicago. Calgary is currently in last place in the Western Conference, with a record of just 1-3-1. Their only win came against the Oilers on the Flames' home ice.

Travel fatigue can't be an excuse for Calgary - the Flames are one of four Western teams whose first 12 games are played more heavily at home than away (8-4) an...

Game Preview: Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks

Things do not get any easier for the Flames as they welcome their toughest test of the season to the Dome, the Chicago Blackhawks. The two teams are on the opposite end of the spectrum in the Western Conference. The Blackhawks have yet to lose in regulation and are tied for 1st with 14 points, while the Flames have got off to a terrible start and sit in the West’s basement.

Game Preview: Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

After a four day break, the Flames get back at it tonight as the Colorado Avalanche come to down for the first of five meetings between the two clubs this season. The Flames are coming off a huge victory on Saturday against the Oilers, while Colorado played last night in Vancouver, falling 3-0.

Game Preview: Flames vs Edmonton Oilers

The Battle of Alberta is renew tonight as the Flames host the Edmonton Oilers, looking for their first win of the season. This is the first of four match-ups between the clubs this season with the next one not coming until April. The Flames have had the Oilers number the last couple of seasons, winning 15 of the last 18 but the Oilers have one the last two and many think this could finally be the season where the Oilers breakout. This game has all the makings of another classic in this provincial rivalry.

Don't Hit the Panic Button yet..

Fans and the like tend to want to push the panic button as soon as their team loses a couple in a row.
in this shortened season, there are those who are even quicker to jump on that magic button.

I say...Don't Panic...not yet...