FLames vs. Blues

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March 10, 2008, the Calgary Flames played the St. Louis Blues and won 7-3. Considering the on and off of the flames, this is not too bad, and the fact that they won….seemingly so easily, makes a person wonder if they are going to make the playoffs, and actually be able to do something once they are in it.

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Jarome Iginlascored his 365th, passing Theo Fleury atop the team’s all-time list. The Flames’ captain one-timed a pass from Kristian Huseliusand had the puck go in off the backside of Blues defenseman Eric Brewer and behind Manny Legace at 18:27 of the first period. Alex Tanguayhad two goals and Huselius, Matthew Lombardi, Marcus Nilson and Daymond Langkow also scored for the Flames. Brad Boyes scored twice and David Backes added one for St. Louis.

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Calgary now heads out on a four-game road trip as the leader in the Northwest Division. A 7-1-2 run has them one point up on Minnesota and two ahead of Colorado.

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A few season ago we saw the Flames barely on the cut of making the playoffs. The Flames were playing the Oilers waiting to hear on another game that would tell them if they would have to overcome the Oilers or if they could take one more loss before the Playoffs started. Well, guess what? They didn’t win the Edmonton game, got into the playoffs and didn’t do anything with it. It was practically an embarrassment to Calgary. But every team has its highs and lows.

Next Game: Wednesday March 12, 2008 in Washington, against the Capitals.

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Flames…on a roll??

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  On February 12, 2008 the Calgary Flames played the San Jose Sharks and won! Tied at the end of the third period…the Flames won it in overtime. This is the second win for them in a row, won the previous game against the Oilers…. are they going to be on a roll when it comes to being on the road??

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When I first started to write this I was being hopeful. But after the last two games, maybe the Flames are going on a losing streak. And not just any losing streak, a brutal one…losing big time to the L.A. Kings (6-3) and Anaheim Ducks (4-2). This is just starting to get embarrassing….they aren’t playing as a team at all…and as hard as Miikka Kiprusoffis trying, he needs the defensive players to work together and do their job….cause if they don’t…this happens and he gets screwed.

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 Hopefully Mike Keenan, the coach of the Flames, will have some choice words for them and get them back where they should be. But they cannot keep doing this, especially since the Playoffs are right around the corner. After the horrible game against the Edmonton Oilers, the game on Feb 4, 08, Darryl Sutter had a closed door talk with the Flames. Then the next game that they played, against the Phoenix Coyotes, and won. Then they won their next game, against the . So what is it that Sutter can say that puts the Flames back into working order that Keenan can’t?? Maybe they need to swap coaching notes.

Wana fight??

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If any of you hockey fans watch the Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks game on Saturday February 16, 2008; then maybe you can help me with this. What was going on?? There was a fight that almost started instantly in the first period!? Did something happen in a previous game that I might of missed?? or do these two teams truly hate each other?? And the thing was, it just wasn’t a fight here and there, they basically took up the whole game!! At the end of the third, the Refs started throwing players out of the game…granted there was only 5 – minutes left, but still!! I think my favorite part was when there were 6-7 people serving a penalty at the same time!! And then when the Canucks player, Daniel Sedin, ran into the Oilers goalie, Mathieu Garon….that just sealed the deal. You just don’t mess with another teams goalie. 193 minutes served in total for the whole game in penalties as well as 14, and that doesn’t include the players who were benched in the third or the players who were thrown out at the end of the third for fighting. It was crazy!! If you missed it you missed on an awesome game!!

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The best part for me was the Oilers loosing. As I am a Calgary fan, I always want the Oilers to lose and the Flames to win, but on this particular night it was that much sweeter because they physically got their buts kicked in the game and in the fights. This victory was also that much sweeter for the Vancouver Canucks because the last three times that they faced the Oilers, they lost, and for them to come back and win, with everything else going on…was just so awesome!! Vancouver deserved to win this one…show Edmonton that they aren’t as great as they think they are. =P

What Happened to the Flames?

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Last night the Calgary Flames started their road game vs. the Edmonton Oilers. What happened to the team that played the Sharks?? Where did they go?? Losing 5-0 to the Oilers, THE OILERS!!! That is just the worst possible thing I can imagine. They’ve played them many times before and have won against them, so why lose 5-0!?!? Really? Is it that hard? Plus the Flames were on the road, which usually gives them the advantage, but not this time apparently. Ever since the game they played against the Stars, they seem to be off their game. Why? What changed between the two?? Was it too much time off?? or did they just get soft between the games?? Any comments are more than welcome. Part of the problem, or at least I think, is that Kipper wasn’t in the goal. I’m not saying that Curtis Joseph isn’t a good goalie, but when facing the Oilers, where was Miikka Kiprusoff ?? I understand him needing a break, but seriously what was the coach thinking!!

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