Game Takes: Flames 2 Knights 1 (OT)

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

Well that was a hockey game.

Who says you need high scoring contests to get people out of their seats?

Tonight we got an old fashioned goalie battle with the surprise start Dan Vladar (more on that later) outlasting Calgarian Aidan Hill with a 2-1 overtime victory on the strength of an end to end Mackenzie Weegar winner.

A huge two points for the Flames, as they move into a tie for the final playoff spot, at least in terms of points.

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Game Takes: Avalanche 3 Flames 1

November 25th, 2023 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

The Flames show up and play a solid road game in Denver, but can’t overcome some tough luck in the second period and go down to the Avalanche by a 3-1 score on Saturday night.

The loss featured a solid final 30 from the Flames, but the just couldn’t find the net to solve Avalanche goaltender Ivan Prosvetov.

The Flames go 2-2-0 on a pretty tough four game road trip.

Things won’t get much easier when they return home to play the Vegas Knights on Monday night at the Saddledome.

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Game Takes: Flames 7 Stars 4

November 24th, 2023 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

You have to hand it to the Calgary Flames.

There is literally no quit in their game.

Tonight down two goals in the second period it very much looked like a wind down loss for the Flames in Dallas Texas.

Instead they score once late in the second and four more times in the third to turn an expected loss into a walk away win evening their road trip at 1-1-0 and keeping their hopes alive for a playoff spot.

The Flames are right back at it tomorrow night in Colorado, with both teams travelling for the game.

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Game Takes: Predators 4 Flames 2

November 22nd, 2023 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

The Flames recipe of late has been to get down early but then rage back and pick up points.

Tonight they got the first part right ….

Not so much the latter half of the recipe as the Flames fall 4-2 to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.

The loss moves their road trip to 1-1-0 with tough games this weekend in Dallas and Colorado.

Additionally it moves the back to two games under .500 and puts to a halt a bit of that momentum that they’ve built up in going 5-1-2 in the last eight. Starting the first ten of the season with just two wins doesn’t afford them a lot of room.

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Game Takes: Flames 4 Kraken 3 (OT)

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

The just keep rolling.

A stinky second period looked like a death knell to the team after 40 with the Kraken up and the Flames looking almost disinterested.

But then they throw everything but the kitchen sink at the Kraken in the third period, tying it up late on an Andrew Mangiapane milestone goal, and then winning it when Rasmus Andersson scored the game winner to complete a three point night.

The win keeps the Flames perfect in Seattle, and gives them a 5-1-2 record in their last eight.

And don’t look now … they’re getting pretty close to a playoff spot and Thanksgiving is still a few days away.

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