Game Takes: Flames 5 Canucks 4 (OT)

March 31st, 2023 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Man a lot of shocking things went down in Vancouver on Friday night.

The Flames won in overtime, that’s pretty rare as they beat the Canucks 5-4 in a crucial, must win game. But they also managed their first come from behind (trailing after two periods) victory on the season.

Jacob Markstrom gave up four goals on 12 shots through two periods before shutting the door and playing a huge role in the victory.

Tyler Toffoli was the man in overtime and scored two on the night as he continued his career season.

And Mikael Backlund, likely the team’s best player this season, bounced back from a brutal first period turnover leading to the Canuck’s first goal, and another over pinch in the second to set up two late goals including the game winner.

The Jets win, but the Flames hold serve.

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Game Takes: Flames 2 Kings 1

March 28th, 2023 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Just keep the season alive.

Win your games and see where it goes.

The Flames play a kitty by the door, 200 foot game to turn away the LA Kings by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday night. The win has them 5-3-2 in the last ten, keeping alive their slim but intriguing playoff chances.

Calgary got goals from Andrew Mangiapane and Walker Duehr and a great night in goal by Jacob Markstrom.

The Jets were losing on the out of town scoreboard at the time this story was submitted.

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Game Takes: Knights 3 Flames 2

March 23rd, 2023 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Another one goal loss.

Another game where the Flames create a lot of shot volume, but get got leaning offensively and bleed offensive odd man rushes against, ultimately ending in defeat.

The effort was there, they threw the kitchen sink at the Knights in the third period.

But the damage was done in a 3-2 loss on Thursday night.

With a rough out of town scoreboard things are looking close to terminal.

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Game Takes: Flames 5 Ducks 1

March 21st, 2023 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

You can’t wipe out a 8-2 loss in a huge game with a win the next night.

But in a points perspective, it’s a split and with that they stay in the race.

The Flames came ready to play tonight, jumping on the Ducks on the first shift and scoring and then pretty much controlling things the rest of the way in a 5-1 win in Anaheim.

Out of town they literally got zero help, but they got their own business done and kept in the battle.

Now it’s back to Calgary for 7 of their last 10 starting on Thursday against the Knights.

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Game Takes: Kings 8 Flames 2

March 20th, 2023 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

No doubt about it, the LA Kings are a tough out.

If you were looking at the schedule with 20 games to go you’d probably assign one of those five losses the Flames could afford to a date in LA against the Kings.

Thing is … the Flames have lost games to the Ducks and in overtime to the Coyotes, so they don’t have a lot of room on the bingo card for mistakes.

Tonight a goal off the skate of Anzi Kopitar seemed to short circuit the Flames and send them spiraling to an ugly 8-2 loss in Los Angeles.

Some recent outcomes still have them in it, but the race downward towards an ever lowering playoff hurdle seems to be their only saving grace.

Next up the Ducks tomorrow night.
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