Game Takes: Avalanche 6 Flames 2

March 12th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Well that’s three laugher’s in a row.

And I don’t think it’s an effort thing.

The Flames are a depleted group; we all know about the five UFAs exiting, but then tonight two late scratches with Andrei Kuzmenko and Andrew Mangiapane both missing for injury and illness.

So the result, a 6-2 Avalanche victory hardly comes as a surprise for a Flames team that is pretty much out of it as they look forward to their last 17 games.

It’s unlikely to get better.

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Game Takes: Canes 7 Flames 2

March 10th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

I think we may be saying this a lot in the final quarter of the season … move on.

The Flames got jumped on with the opening face off and never really recovered in getting smoked 7-2 by the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon.

Period leads of 2-0 and 6-1 made this one over quickly, and the push back was pretty non existent.

Calgary was saved by the Lightning taking them for granted or it would have been a miserable southern road trip.


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Game Takes: Panthers 5 Flames 1

March 9th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

The Flames actually played quite well this afternoon in Florida, but you wouldn’t know it from the final score.

Calgary turns the puck over too often, and were stoned by Florida backup Anthony Stolarz in limping to a 5-1 defeat in Miami.

The Flames move on to Carolina for another afternoon game tomorrow before returning to the Saddledome for a four game homestand starting Tuesday against Colorado.

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Game Takes: Flames 6 Lightning 3

March 7th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Sure didn’t see that coming.

The Flames through nine months of shedding assets have never seemed to give any F***s.

Never has that been more evident than tonight where the depleted squad skated on to the ice in Tampa and completely outclassed the Lightning on their way to a 6-3 victory.

The Flames were paced by Yegor Sharangovich who scored twice and added two assists.

Calgary dropped to five defensemen early in the second sitting Dennis Gilbert and showing confidence in newcomer Joel Hanley.

Fun ride. Calgary may as well make the playoffs now right?

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Game Takes: Kraken 4 Flames 2

March 4th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Another really slow start.

Another comeback.

This one though coming up short as the Flames don’t find the full third period magic despite two goals from Andrei Kuzmenko in falling 4-2 ot the Seattle Kraken.

Calgary came out flat as a pancake going 14 minutes without a shot and putting themselves behind the eight ball.

The loss leaves them seven points out with now only one game in hand on the Predators.

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