Game Takes: Sharks 3 Flames 2

December 6th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

What no overtime?

The Calgary Flames have made a season of defying odds, and coming from behind, in fact they’ve done it 6 times heading into the third period down a goal or more. So naturally the assumption was solid that they’d find a way to do it again tonight when the Sharks went ahead with half a period to play.

A late Calgary powerplay and back to back to back face off wins by Sean Monahan did almost that, but the Flames came up just short in an entertaining 3-2 loss at the Saddledome on Saturday night. - Full Article –

Flames 4, Avalanche 3

December 4th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Enoch Root

Flames fans have watched Iginla and Tanguay many times before, but tonight it was in enemy colours as the under-achieving Avalanche made their first of two visits to Calgary this season.

It has been a complete role reversal for the two teams as Colorado, 3rd overall last year, find themselves 22nd entering tonight’s action, while the Flames are attempting their own Avs-like meteoric rise in the standings.

And the Flames showed the Avs exactly what this season has looked like for them, winning yet again in miraculous fashion and entertaining their fans beyond belief! Sean Monahan scored the OT winner after yet another come from behind, tie it with the net empty, thriller. 4-3 good guys. Simply amazing! - Full Article –

Game Takes: Flames 5 Arizona 2

December 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Good hockey teams don’t play only good hockey games. You have to eke out the odd fugly contest to remain in contention, and build towards a playoff spot.

The Flames returned to Saddledome ice and found a way tonight in a 5-2 victory, a game that featured a lot of scrambly play in their own zone, break downs, giveaways and puck chasing.

I guess they can’t all be Rembrandts! - Full Article –

Game Takes: Flames 3 Coyotes 0

November 30th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

The pinch me moments just keep piling up for a crew that most had sitting near the bottom for the duration of the season.

A big win in San José followed by yet another shut out victory, this time 3-0 in Phoenix, the Flames showed how quick and how skilled they’ve become as there was never really any doubt in this one.

As I said earlier this week, Calgary fans should put aside some beer money for playoff tickets. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Flames 2 Sharks 0

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Some game stories almost right themselves. They contain many themes, easy openings, and little difficult in putting pen to summarizing the game’s events.

Tonight you have Jiri Hudler and two goals, for ten on the season. Then you have the back to back games meaning little to the upstart Flames as they run their record to 9-0-1 after losing a game this season.

However I’m going with the US Thanksgiving. Ken Holland has always contended that things are pretty much decided by American Thanksgiving. When the Flames had a hot start I kept eyeing that November 27th date and wondering where the Flames would sit when their game in San José came to a close. Well tonight’s 2-0 victory gives the club 30 points in 24 games, a divisional playoff spot, and a six point bulge on the best of the trialling teams. Guarantee of playoff action? Of course not, but boy do we have a story unfolding in Calgary. - Full Article –

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