Game Takes: Flames 3 Sharks 2 (OT)

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

Interesting game between two teams literally going nowhere.

The Flames have been bad in the last two months of the season, but the Sharks are proof positive that there is a lot of real estate remaining in the South direction. Yikes.

Calgary with a slow start but then they get going, erasing a 2-0 San Jose lead, and winning it in overtime on an Andrei Kuzmenko powerplay goal.

Dustin Wolf picks up the win in his hometown in a special night.

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Game Takes: Jets 5 Flames 2

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

With a young goaltender in net you want to protect him, and give him a chance to get his bearings in the world’s toughest league.

Or … you can throw him to the wolves (terrible pun) as the Flame did with their Wolf tonight, giving up 45+ shots and way too many high danger chances in a 5-2 loss to the Jets on Thursday night.

The loss officially eliminates the Flames from playoff contention with seven games to go on the schedule.

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Game Takes: Ducks 5 Flames 3

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

Want a preview of next season?

You just saw it.

The Flames are no longer a team expected to beat weak teams in the NHL, because they too are a weak team.

Tonight they showed that, getting outplayed by the Ducks and dropping a 5-3 contest on Saddledome ice tonight.

A pretty poor effort overall, something we haven’t seen from the team in a few games.

Next up the Flames travel to Winnipeg.

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Game Takes: Flames 4 Kings 2

March 30th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

The Flames show up every night.

We’ve seen it.

They’ve almost caught a team or two in their five game losing streak, but didn’t get the bounce or the finish and lost the games.

Tonight though, the Kings looked past them, and they muscled their way to a 4-2 victory on Saturday night on Hockey Night in Canada to snap their losing streak and keep some pride alive.

The Flames avoided getting eliminated tonight with the win.

Punt that issue forward for another night.

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Game Takes: Blues 5 Flames 3

March 28th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Quite the showing for the Flames.

Minus the result.

The Flames had two disallowed goals and two goal posts in the third period in falling 5-3 to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

They definitely deserved better.

The loss is the Flames 5th in a row as they continue to hold down the 8th overall draft position. Tonight, though, Montreal and Ottawa both win making the thoughts of 6th and 7th spots more realistic.

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