Game Takes: Flames 4 Penguins 3

March 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Didn’t see that finish coming.

The Flames were terrible in the first period, better in the second, and then better again in the third, turning what looked like a safe Penguin lead in the third period into a come from behind 4-3 regulation time victory.

The Flames come back was led by a spirited end to end rush by Nazem Kadri, and a two goal night from Yegor Sharangovich, as the Flames push their win streak to five games and keep pace with the streaking Nashville Predators.

Ceremony games are hard, as the host team oftens starts skating in sand.

You don’t usually get the happy ending!

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Game Takes: Flames 4 Kings 2

February 27th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

What a streaky second half of the season.

The Flames win their fourth straight, with a 4-2 win over the LA Kings on Tuesday night, their third four game win streak in the second half.

No passengers from the Flames tonight as they continue to say in the playoff picture, still five points back with a game in hand, but now only one team to reel in.

Next up Kiprusoff night on Saturday against the Penguins.

What a season.

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Game Takes: Flames 6 Oilers 3

February 24th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Just continue to be impressed with the Flames character this season.

So much energy.

So much resolve.

The Flames put up their third straight win against NHL juggernauts with the Calgary 6-3 win in Edmonton over the Oilers on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night.

The Flames got two goals and an assist from Noah Hanifin, who did nothing to hurt his trade value on national television.

The win moves the Flames closer to the Blues, but still three points out of the final playoff spot.

Great run of hockey in an every intriguing season.

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Game Takes: Flames 3 Bruins 2 (OT)

February 22nd, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

This season isn’t going to end in glory (sorry for the spoiler).

The Flames are in the hunt, especially with another win over the Boston Bruins, a 3-2 overtime win Thursday night at the Saddledome. But they likely won’t find their way to the post season with the number of teams left to leap, and the number of players that are likely on their way out.

But that hasn’t stopped this from being a very entertaining season; even more so when compared to the dreary death watch we saw last campaign.

The Flames received excellent goaltending again from Jacob Markstrom, and an over time goal from Nazem Kadri to post the victory and even their four game homestand at 2-2-0.

Next up the Oilers on Saturday night.

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Game Takes: Flames 6 Jets 3

February 19th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

With Connor Hellebucyk and Jacob Markstrom in goal you expected a goalie battle, much like what we saw in Madison Square Garden last week.

Not so fast.

Markstrom gives up three goals on 12 shots to start the game, and Hellebucyk gives up five overall as the Flames rally from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-3 on Monday afternoon.

The win snaps a three game losing streak for the Flames and keeps them in that wild card argument but with four teams to pass.

The Flames were led by Nazem Kadri with two goals and an assist on the afternoon; his solid season just keep on trucking.

Next up the Bruins on Thursday night.

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