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Even if this was not a ''must-win," the Calgary Flames played like a worried team.
Olli Jokinen capped Calgary's three-goal outburst in the first period and the Flames defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Thursday night.
Fighting for playoff position, the Flames broke a four-game losing streak, and moved within two points of eighth place Dallas in the Western Conference.
''We were definitely desperate,'' said captain Jarome Iginla, who scored and added an assist. ''We know what's at stake and played a complete game. The guys competed hard and in the third period; when it counted, we applied good pressure.''
The loss was the first for Phoenix at home since falling to Anaheim in late January, and ended a Coyotes run of 11-0-1 in the last 12 games. Phoenix goalie Mike Smith had only one loss in his last 12 games before he was outplayed by Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff.
Kiprusoff made 29 saves for the Flames, who had lost their past...
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Per many users on Reddit, this was the mugshot on the ESPN.Com page for the Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross earlier today:That is not Curtis Glencross, or even a hockey player for that matter. That is baseball player Manny Ramirez. They are nothing alike. At all.The fun is over though, as the page now features a picture of the real Curtis Glencross. Carry on.a2a_linkname=document.title;
There is no doubt that sports blogging has come an extremely long way over the past few years.
This is especially the case when it comes to hockey blogs. One example of that is Kent Wilson. Kent has been around the hockey blog world for several years and has written for SBN’s Calgary Flames Blog, FlamesNation.ca, Hockey Prospectus, Houses of the Hockey, and now, the ever popular...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Olli Jokinen capped Calgary's three-goal outburst in the first period and the Flames defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Thursday night.
The loss was the first for Phoenix at home since falling to Anaheim in late January, and ended a Coyotes run of 11-0-1 in the last 12 games. Phoenix goalie Mike Smith had only one loss in his last 12 games before he was...
CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today they have recalled goaltender Leland Irving from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
Irving, a native of Swan Hills, Alberta, played in his firs...
Calgary Flames: Losers
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"We like this team. We like this group. We think the answers are within that locker room," he reiterated Monday. "We weren't gonna be sellers, we weren...
The Calgary Flames are desperately trying to move into a Western Conference playoff spot, but visiting the Anaheim Ducks isn't likely to help them get there.
The Ducks look to begin a key back-to-back stretch by continuing their domination of the Flames at Honda Center on Friday night.
Calgary (29-24-11) is two points behind Dallas for the eighth and final playoff spot in the...
This Friday, March 2, the Ducks will celebrate “Stampede Day” at Honda Center, presented by Travel Alberta. The club will face the Calgary Flames that evening, a contest that begins at 7:05 p.m. The “Stampede Tent” will ope...
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