Flyers 2 Flames 1

February 8th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Ryan Laurie

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We have all been there before. For months you’ve been looking forward to a 2 week paid vacation and now the day is almost here. You have 1 last shift to get through until your vacation is finally here and no matter how hard you try to focus and get your work done your lazy pants slowly start sliding themselves on.

Today’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers will be as much of a mental battle as a physical one as both teams will be fighting human nature and try go into the Olympic break on a high note.

Unfortunately for the Flames it is the Philadelphia Flyers going into the break on a high note, outlasting a late Flames push to hold onto a 2-1 win. There was definitely no lack of try tonight from either teams, but the execution on both sides left something to be desired. Not sure if it was the early start time or if both teams were kind of looking towards the break but there were a lot of turnovers and some really sloppy play in this one. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Flames 4 Islanders 2

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

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Reto Berra must have felt a lot like the guy running to the punch clock 15 minutes before the end of his shift.

The Flames goaltender has been a dramatic force for the Flames in overtime and shoot outs this season, but has found zilch in regulation time, at least until tonight. Berra was great early and solid through out as the Flames bested the New York Islanders by a score of 4-2. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Habs 2 Flames 0

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

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What happens when a 27th place team on a 5 game winning streak meets a struggling wild card team in desperation mode?

A tight one goal loss I guess, as that was the case on Tuesday night when the Flames were bested by the hosting Montreal Canadiens by a score of 2-0.

A good effort by the Flames, though they really didn’t test Carey Price all that much through 40 minutes, and were shut out for their efforts. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Flames 4 Wild 3 (OT)

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

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The Flames have had great eras with great teams. Amazing seasonal records, President’s Trophies, division banners, and hall of fame players.

Yet with all this a sweep of a five game (or more) homestand was always a huge feat. This fate is made amazing when you consider it done with a 28th place team in a rebuild, a team short on impact players.

The Flames mopped up the five game homestand by blowing a two goal lead in the third period but finding the mark in overtime to simmer down the Minnesota Wild by a score of 4-3. - Full Article –

Flames 4 Sharks 1

February 1st, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Ryan Laurie

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How a week can change things.

Last week when the Flames and Sharks met met the Flames were struggling, having lost 3 in a row and 6 of their last 7, and were coming off that emotional overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Meanwhile the Sharks were in the middle of a winning streak, having won 3 in a row on their way into Calgary.

Fast forward to tonight. The Sharks have lost 2 in a row and were shut out in both games. The Flames on the other hand have won 3 in a row, having most recently beaten the Chicago Blackhawks in a close, hard fought game that ended in a 5-4 OT win. - Full Article –

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