Found December 16, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
As the Flames march down the trail of indifference, it’s nice to know they have the ability to be “in” every game. The Flames showed a little spunk tonight with a come from behind 5-4 overtime loss against the very pedestrian T.B. Lightning. The effort included Jarome’s 496th career snipe as well as Matt Stajan’s 1st of the year. Oh indeed the Dion Phaneuf trade continues to provide the egg in one’s beer. Earlier in the season the 2nd period was their undoing, while now it seems that they like to get Miikka a good post-pregame warmup by allowing a serious onslaught of shots in the first period. Continue reading "Flicker the Flaming Horse"

Flames heating up, ‘finding their way’

On the strength of regular offensive production from their big guns, the Calgary Flames are starting to win games with more consistency in recent weeks. Though there’s a long way to go in the season, the team feels like they are headed in the right direction.Just three weeks ago, the Flames were 8-12-1 in their first 21 games and seemed complacent with zero identity. Ever since...

Bolts stick together, look to down the Flames

Tune into Sun Sports at 7 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Calgary Flames! NHL Lightning territory. Getting outplayed on both ends of the ice, the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in the midst of another ugly slump. Hoping to avoid an eighth loss in nine games, the Lightning host a Calgary Flames team looking to pick up its play away from home during a road...

Calgary Flames look for Florida split

After clawing back from a 2-goal, third period deficit to tie the game in Tampa last night, the Flames ended up losing on a Steven Stamkos goal thirty seconds into overtime. They will be looking to add to their road trip point total tonight against the surprisingly good Florida Panthers. The Flames haven’t had the [...]

The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Panthers

Tweet A MILESTONE EVENING Netminder Leland Irving made his NHL debut on Friday night and it was quite the showing. While he appeared to be a tad nervous in the opening minutes, he had an extremely strong outing on...

GARTH: No Suspension For Phaneuf

That didn't take long. Not even a hearing, eh? According to the Maple Leafs, their capo, Dion Phaneuf, will not be suspended for boarding Zack Kassian in last night's 5-4 Buffalo win. Phaneuf will be on the ice for tonight's game with Vancouver. Phaneuf was given 5 and a game for the this hit. I was in the Phaneuf's scrum after the game and it...

Dion Phaneuf not suspened for hit on Zach Kassian

The NHL decided not to suspend Dion Phaneuf for this hit on Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Kassian. Going forward I am surprised that Phaneuf wasn't given at least a game, because I think this is a hit that the league has to take out of the game hockey, this is a dangerous unnecessary hit.

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Calgary Flames

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Tampa Bay Lightning beats Calgary Flames 5-4 in overtime

The overtime goal comes after the Flames rally from a 4-2 deficit.

Dion Phaneuf hits Kassian from behind

Last night in a game between the Leafs and Sabres, with about three minutes left in the second period, Leafs defencemen Dion Phaneuf hit Zack Kassian from behind into the boards. Phaneuf receieved a five-minute major for the hit and a game misconduct. Kassian missed the rest of the second period, but eventually made his way back into the game.Phaneuf is one of the most prolific...

Calgary Flames (14-14-3) at Florida Panthers (16-9-6), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Playing beyond regulation has been an issue for the Southeast Division-leading Panthers this season. Florida hopes to handle Calgary in 60 minutes and avoid a season-high fourth straight loss this evening with just its second home victory over the Flames since 1995.

Calgary Flames (14-14-2) at Tampa Bay Lightning (12-16-2), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

If the slumping Tampa Bay Lightning need any motivation for tonight's meeting with the Calgary Flames, there is probably a tape of a certain 2004 celebration lying around somewhere in the St. Pete Times Forum that could provide a bit of a spark.

Dion Phaneuf plants Zack Kassian into the boards.

Toronto Maples Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf was given a five minute major and a game misconduct as he planted the Sabres forward Zack Kassian into the boards. Kassian went to the locker room and received some stitches. All season long we have heard how fighting is ruining the game of hockey and is a major cause of all of these concussions and head injuries, but I am more concerned...

What if the Maple Leafs Lost Dion Phaneuf For the Season?

Photo courtesy of By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) The Philadelphia Flyers recently suffered a huge blow to their lineup, as the team announced on Thursday that captain Chris Pronger will miss the remainder of the 2011-2012 regular season, as well as the 2012 playoffs. Some have even questioned whether Pronger will ever be able to play in the NHL ever again, based...

Mike Augello: Phaneuf Not Suspended For Hit On Kassian

The league has decided not to suspend Dion Phaneuf for his second period hit on Buffalo Sabres rookie Zack Kassian, according to various reports. The Leafs captain will be in the lineup tonight as Toronto faces the Vancouver Canucks at the ACC. After attending the game and only getting a glimpse of the hit on the scoreboard replay, I went back and watched the play again late...

The Leafs Offensively: Who is good and who is not.

This will be the final part of my unplanned 3-part series on who is good and who is not on the current Leafs team.  The first was about the penalty kill and the second was defensively.  Today we look at the players offensively. The Defensemen Player Name GFA FenF20 Ozone% DION PHANEUF 2.4 15.22 60.2% [...]
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