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1st Goat: Jay Bouwmeester
The first and only game on Sunday included a matchup between the Nashville Predators and Calgary Flames. Calgary's defenseman Jay Bouwmeester had a sour start to 2012 after finishing the night a minus five in twenty-five plus minutes of ice time. In his defense, there wasn't much he could've done on Sergei Kostitsyn's second goal. However, even if you take one of those goals away, Bouwmeester had a horrible night. At a $6.6M cap hit for the next few years, I'd argue that he might be one of the most overrated defensemen in the league.
2nd Goat: Zenon Konopka
Konopka found himself at the wrong side of the referees as he was hit with two misconducts during Ottawa's 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. When you can personally rack up almost 3 times what your average ice time per game is, you deserve a pat on the back for being an easy goat. Luckily for Sens, they still managed to pull out a win in an overtime shootout.
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Calgary Flames veteran center Olli Jokinen notched an assist while playing in his 1,000th career NHL game on Sunday.
The 33-year-old Finn set up captain Jarome Iginla for his 499th career goal just 3:47 into the first period.
Jokinen entered the contest with 281 goals, 372 assists and 943 penalty minutes during his NHL career.
Calgary Flames defenseman Derek Smith will be sidelined six-to-eight weeks with a high ankle sprain.
Smith had been playing well of late, recording eight points in 15 games in December.
The 27-year-old Ontario native has collected two goals, eight assists and 12 penalty minutes this season.
NEW YORK (Dec. 31, 2011) – Calgary Flames defenseman Cory Sarich has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for making contact with the head of an opponent who did not play the puck, Ottawa Senators forward Erik Condra, in NHL Game No. 552 in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 30, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced...
In the NHL’s only game on New Year’s Day, the Nashville Predators beat the Calgary Flames 5-3, taking the season series 3-1.
It was a game of milestones and milestone misses.
For the Flames, Olli Jokinen played his 1000th NHL game.
Jarome Iginla was just two goals shy of his 500th career NHL goal entering Sunday night’s contest. With two shots on goal, the Flames captain was...
Calgary Flames 18-16-5
Nashville Predators 20-14-4
Pekka Rinne has only allowed 2 goals in three games against Calgary this season
The Nashville Predators host the Calgary Flames for a special 5 p.m. start time at Bridgestone Arena New Year’s Day. It is the fourth and final time the Predators will face the Flames during the regular season. The Predators lead the...
Calgary Flames coach Brent Sutter acknowledges his team's defense is a work in progress. It may need to make a lot of progress for the Flames to overcome their next opponent.
Alex Ovechkin looks to continue both his recent surge and his success against the Flames on Tuesday night when the host Washington Capitals go for their fourth consecutive victory.
The Flames (18-17-5...
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Happy New Year to all The Predatorial readers out there. Nashville came into the New Year on a high note winning the last two games against the Blues and the Wild in a shootout. The Calgary Flames, however, ended the year going 0-1-1.
In the month of December, the Flames did not relinquish many points; recording only 4 regulation losses...
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The Calgary Flames continued their 7-game road trip with a 3-1 loss in Long Island on Thursday, December 29, 2011. Here are the game highlights:
ANDY LEFKOWITZ STATS Writer The fatigue that comes with the grind of a seven-game road trip seems to be catching up with the Calgary Flames.
The Nashville Predators would like to take advantage of a weary opponent as they look to move up the Western Conference standings.
Hoping to avoid a third straight loss, the Flames continue their trip Sunday afternoon against the Predators...
The inaugural PuckScene.com PuckCast features Barry Trotz’s postgame press conference from Nashville’s 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena.
We will try to bring postgame audio from all home games for the remainder of this season.
A milestone goal defeated the Calgary Flames last time out.
“The cupboards are bare” is a refrain we’ve heard plenty over the last number of seasons when it comes to Calgary Flames prospects, and it’s something that I can understand.