Game Takes: Flames 3 Sabres 1

March 19th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

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The battle of the bottom. The clash of the trash.

An easy prediction right? Mistaken leaden hockey chock full of scoring chances, goals and an all around epic night at the Dome. The Sabres themselves tried to help by starting a goaltender for his first NHL appearance … open the flood gates!

Another example of how unpredictable the NHL can be as the Flames and Sabres plodded their way through 30 minutes of careful hockey before the Flames finally pulled away with a 3-1 victory in teh third period. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Coyotes 3 Flames 2

March 15th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

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Teams looking for playoff spots scan their schedule and add up the games they know they’re going to win, the games they might win and the ones where they’ll be in tough. When teams in 26th spot overall come up you just know there’s an assumption of assured victory.

Someone should tell the Flames that as once again they refuse to follow the door mat script but come up short an a spirited 3-2 loss in the desert. - Full Article –

Flames 4 Stars 3 (SO)

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

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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

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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

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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 –

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