In the opening period, the Flames looked like a team that was missing defencemen. They were giving the Kings a number of clear chances, but David Rittich shut the door. The Flames opened the scoring midway through the second. Cal Petersen misplayed the puck to Matthew Tkachuk, who fed Mikael Backlund in front of the … Continue reading About Last Night 58: Rittich shines, Flames struggle in loss to Kings
Another game, another huge 6-2 victory. The Flames started quickly with three goals in the first ten minutes, from Milan Lucic, Tobias Rieder, and Zac Rinaldo. San Jose would add one before the end of the period from Erik Karlsson. The teams traded goals in the second, with Mark Jankowski getting the goal for the … Continue reading About Last Night 57: Flames win second straight in convincing fashion, take down Sharks 6-2
Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! Mark … Continue reading Sunday Census: How do the Flames respond to Giordano's injury?
After their loss to the Nashville Predators, Geoff Ward publicly called out the Calgary Flames to show more compete and desperation. It appeared that their game last night against the Vancouver Canucks was going to be more of the the same after Tanner Pearson scored 34 seconds in. It makes sense as far as hockey … Continue reading About Last Night 56: Flames snap losing streak with big win over Canucks
The Flames actually started this one well. Sam Bennett tipped in a Travis Hamonic shot from the point to give the Flames a lead just 33 seconds into the game. The Predators got one back quickly, then got a second one midway through the first. That being said, the Flames had their chances, but Juuse … Continue reading About Last Night 55: Flames lose their fight, lose to Predators
For the first time in the salary cap era, the Calgary Flames have had a season in which two different men were the head coach of the team. Since Bill Peters resigned on November 29th, Geoff Ward has been the man behind the bench, and gotten a much better record as the boss. However, have … Continue reading A Tale of Two Coaches: Breaking down how the Flames have fared with Ward versus Peters
The Flames started this one off strong, and had a number of dangerous chances that were thwarted by Aaron Dell. After scoring early in the second on the man-advantage, they let the pedal off the gas and allowed the Sharks to score two in just over four minutes. The visitors added a third in the … Continue reading About Last Night 54: Flames lose Giordano, lose to Sharks