Game Takes: Flyers 3 Flames 2

January 6th, 2024 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

You can’t win a game getting dominated for 20 minutes.

You can’t win a game when you take six minor penalties.

Both contributed to the Flames getting run out of the building in the second period, with Jacob Markstrom heroically keeping his team in the game and giving them a chance in a 3-2 loss in Philadelphia.

The loss moves the Flames back to .500 on the season, and 2-1-0 on this four game road trip.

Next up the Chicago Blackhawks tomorrow afternoon.

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Game Takes: Flames 6 Predators 3

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

Solid road game for the Flames.

They scored early, and then really never took their collective feet off the gas as they ran the show on the Predators in a 6-3 victory for the Flames in Nashville.

The win, the Flames third in a row, moves the team to within a point of the final playoff spot in the West (games in hand ignored for now).

The road trip moves to Philly for an afternoon game on Saturday.

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Game Takes: Flames 3 Wild 1

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

The Flames were equal parts effective road execution and holding on for dear life in tonight’s 3-1 victory in Minnesota over the Wild.

Jacob Markstrom was the best player on the ice, as the Flames gave up 14 of the first 15 shots in the third period, but managed to steer a 2-1 lead home with an empty net goal by Blake Coleman.

The Flames have now won two in a row and move back to the .500 mark on the season.

They still have a tough road to get back into things, but you can’t win eight in a row without winning two!

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Game Takes: Flames 4 Flyers 3

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

The Flames last two games at the Saddledome have had a very similar feel, with remarkably different finishes.

On December 27th they take a 1-1 tie to the third period against the Seattle Kraken and lose the game despite out playing their visitors.

Tonight the same score, but the teams score five third period goals with the Flames outlasting the Flyers 4-3 on New Year’s Eve.

The Flames head out on the road for a four game slog starting Tuesday night in Minnesota.

The time is now for a streak if they want to get back into the playoff mix.

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Game Takes: Kraken 2 Flames 1

December 27th, 2023 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Territorially this was a win by all accounts.

Well not by all accounts, as the key one, the scoreboard went the other way for the Flames, losing a 2-1 game to the Kraken on home ice coming out of the Xmas break.

The Flames were certainly the better team in the second half of the game, but just couldn’t find that go ahead goal in a 1-1 tie.

The Kraken did, and the Flames despite pushing just couldn’t get it equalled.

Tough loss against a winnable opponent.

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