Flames 4 Stars 3 (SO)

March 15th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Ryan Laurie

Game Skinny

The Flames got off to a slow start but were able to get their feet under them and put forth another solid effort tonight.

The Stars got on board first on a bit of a stinker from Flames goalie Joey MacDonald but the Flames were able to battle back and tie the game up. The Flames kept it close for most of the game but a bad couple of minutes in the second period allowed the Stars to score 2 quick ones and take a 3-1 lead. The Flames though, much like herpes, just would not go away. Paul Byron notched a PP goal late in the third to get the Flames back to within one. The Flames would then complete the comeback when a shot from T.J. Brodie would land right in front of Mike Cammalleri for one of the easiest tap in goals of his career. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Flames 7 Ducks 2

March 12th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Game Skinny

You just never know what you’ll get during a rebuild.

You eye the schedule and pick your better than average chance at wins, your more than likely to lose, and then your good odds you get blown out nights, and a visit from the Ducks is certainly one of those.

The Flames, and this improbable run at home ice would have none of that however, stinging the Ducks to the tune of 7-2 on Wednesday night, handing Anaheim their 4th straight loss. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Canucks 2 Flames 1

March 9th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Game Skinny

These aren’t you father’s Vancouver Canucks.

For the last five years the division winning Canucks were a terrifying road game to take in on your television. They’d come in waves offensively. They’d use their speed to draw penalties and then hammer you. Even with Miikka Kiprusoff in net you’d be lucky to find points to the high flying province to the left.

Things change I guess.

Last night the Flames only gave up 14 shots in a 2-1 loss in Vancouver, a game that likely should have gone the other way. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Flames 4 Islanders 3

March 7th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Game Skinny

Rebuilds contain three or four seasons of grind work for fans. Little going on on the ice, losses piling up, no light at the end of the tunnel, season ticket base eroding, and people getting fired.

Really all we’ve seen in year one of the Flames rebuild is Jay Feaster getting fired. The rest of the list can be ignored as the Flames continue to not only play an entertaining brand of hockey, but picking up more wins than expected.

Tonight`s game featured an AHL all star game with the Islanders in the Heat edging Bridgeport 4-3 on a three goal third period come back. - Full Article –

Flames 4 Senators 1

March 6th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Ryan Laurie

Game Skinny

Lost in all the chaos and excitement of the trade deadline was the fact that the Flames had a game against the Ottawa Senators tonight.

Despite the almost lop-sided score the game was pretty back and forth for the most part. The Flames were able to get off to a quick start with Max Reinhart setting up Markus Granlund for his first career NHL goal just over 2 minutes into the first. The Flames would also get goals from youngsters Paul Byron and Joe Colborne in the second, and another goal from Mike Cammalleri in the third. Ottawa’s Kyle Turris would break Joni Ortio’s shut-out bid 10 minutes into the 3rd but the Flames were able to walk away with a 4-1 win off of another strong effort. - Full Article –

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