Found March 23, 2014 on Kukla's Korner:
The "pointing to the heavens" thing after registering some sort of point in sports may be overdone, but Tomas Tatar (who lost his dad) and now Matt Stajan have gone about the procedure for the right reasons, as the Hockey News's Casey Ippolito ntoes: It’s been a difficult time for Calgary Flames center Matt Stajan. Following the death of his newborn son, Stajan took a personal leave to grieve with his wife, Katie. The Flames gave him the option to take the rest of the season off. After all, the Flames are basement dwellers, and Stajan’s future in Calgary was secured with a recent contract extension. But Stajan, loyal to the game he loves as he is to his family, rejoined the flames after a couple weeks. After an eight-game absence, he returned to the Flames lineup. Saturday night against the Edmonton Oilers, Stajan found himself with a penalty shot. He walked in and made a slick move on Viktor Fasth, scoring on the backhand. In the moments that followed, St...

Flames’ Matt Stajan Honors Late Son After Scoring Goal Against Oilers (Video)

Calgary Flames center Matt Stajan recently took a personal leave from the team to grieve with his wife after their newborn son died shortly after childbirth. On Saturday night, Stajan honord his late son, Emerson, when he scored a penalty shot goal. Stajan returned to the Flames’ lineup last Tuesday, and got on the scoresheet for the first time since in his team’s 8-1 rout of...

Burn! Flames destroy Oilers

The tribute will live as a moment any hockey fan can appreciate. Calgary Flames fan or not. And they’re all allowed to be misty-eyed. After scoring his penalty-shot goal in the second period of the Flames 8-1 shellacking of the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night, Matt Stajan immediately pointed to the heavens with his right hand to honour his son, Emerson, who less than three...

Glencross has hat trick, Flames rout Oilers 8-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Curtis Glencross had a hat trick and Matt Stajan scored on a penalty shot and added three assists as the Calgary Flames scored four times in just over three minutes in the second period to cruise past the Edmonton Oilers 8-1 on Saturday night.

Nashville Predators 6, Calgary Flames 5

No one would have held it against you if you decided to skip this game. It's a Friday night and you probably had something better to do than watch two of the worst teams in the NHL play in a probably snoozefest. We get it, it's cool. But holy crap did you miss out. The Predators and the Flames put each of their respective skates on the gas pedal and didn't let up for...

Chad Johnson, Mike Cammalleri Worth Adding Down The Stretch

When I took a look at the box scores from yesterday’s tilts all I saw was a bunch of yawnstipating schmohawks filling the score sheets! Outside of a handful of regulars like Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf getting their usual helpings o’ goals and assists, guys like Damien Brunner and Patrick Maroon were all I saw! Seriously, Maroon? What is this guy, from an old Bugs Bunny cartoon...

Another Night Of Edmonton Sweater Toss And Exploding Water Bottles

((HT: Hockey Night In Canada/CBC/NHL))There is no breaking news here...The Edmonton Oilers are a bad hockey club...And one of the ways the rabid, loyal fans have been protesting is this way...And it didn't get any better for the Oil as Curtis Glencross got a hat trick and Matt Stajan had a four-point night on his own (considering everything he and his family have gone through...

Predators hold off Flames 6-5

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Shea Weber scored twice, including the go-ahead goal late in the third period, and the Nashville Predators escaped with a 6-5 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.
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