Game Takes: Flames 3 Devils 1

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

So many stories to lead for this one, a 3-1 Calgary win in New Jersey on Wednesday night.

You have Curtis Glencross scoring a goal and adding a fight in what could be his last game in Calgary (if cranked up rumours are true), you have the Flames winning a big game to secure two points and climb back into a playoff spot, and of course a late injury to the guy that stirs the drink in Calgary, Mark Giordano, a ding that could single handedly sink the Flames late season chances.

Take your pick. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Rangers 1 Flames 0

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Yogi Berra had a myriad of classic saying including; “when you come to a fork in the road take it”, or “it aint over till its over”. While the ex-Yankee was likely not much of a hockey fan, I’d suggest if he was he’s remark “you don’t win many games without scoring a goal”.

That was the case for the Flames in Manhattan on Tuesday night, as they played a solid road game but failed to beat backup goaltender Cam Talbot in bowing to the New York Rangers 1-0. - Full Article –

Flames Give Up 5 in the Third; Lose to Ducks

February 21st, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Gary Cooper

As hard as it is to believe, the Flames were in a position to move within 7 points of the Ducks for the Pacific division lead if they could manage a regulation win. And for a change, they got off to a good start, getting an early lead. But despite a perfect 14-0-0 record when leading heading into the 3rd, they gave up 5 3rd period goals and let the game slip away.

It was a particularly disappointing loss, being on the eve of a 7 game road trip that will take them much of the eastern seaboard. Also, the Canucks had lost earlier in the evening, opening the door for them to grab 2nd place in the Pacific. But it wasn’t to be. and now they will have 3 days to think about this one before facing the Rangers on Tuesday. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Ducks 6 Flames 3

February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

The Flames have become poster boys for coming from behind, and they didn’t disappoint on this homestand spotting leads to Vancouver, Boston and Minnesota before pushing back and finding points in each of the three games.

Tonight its Freaky Friday at the Dome as the Flames get a 2-0 lead, then give up five straight to drop a 6-3 game to the Ducks, a tough note to head out on a 7 game road trip. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Wild 3 Flames 2 (OT)

February 18th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

When you play with matches you get burned.

An old saying, but pretty fitting when a hockey team spots opposition clubs multi goal leads most nights, even more fitting when said club has a moniker of the “Flames”.

These Flames were at it again on Wednesday night, falling behind early 2-0 to the Minnesota Wild before scratching and clawing their way back into it only to fall in over time 3-2. A point is a point however, especially when you’re playing a team chasing you.

But learn already! - Full Article –

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