Game Takes: Islanders 2 Flames 1

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

When the season was set to begin the single biggest thing pushing the Flames to the bottom of everyone’s prediction list and into the realm of McDavid was their expectant lack of scoring. Newly minted GM Brad Treliving said it kept him up at night. Who was going to score goals for the Flames this season.

Fast forward 60 games into the schedule and the team has ten 10 goal scorers, and sits 15th in the league in goals per game, quit the stat given the Flames have only hit the net 5 times on this road trip including an empty netter, with just one coming tonight in a 2-1 setback on Long Island.

The well has run dry, and they have little chance of finding a playoff spot if they don’t start finding that balanced scoring again pronto! - Full Article –

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 –

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