10:39 PM EST, Thu February 11, 2016

Game Recap: Calgary Flames Losing Streak Continues, Falling 2-1 To Nashville Predators

In spite of two dreadful periods of hockey, the Flames pushed back in the third period, but couldn't tie the game, falling 2-1 to the Preds. Game Summary The Flames looked a little lacklustre throughout the first period, but you can't really blame the players when the lines seemed to have been pulled from a hat. Johnny Gaudreau was on a line with Mikael Backlund and Sam Bennett. Mason Raymond, Sean Monahan, and Michael Frolik made up the second line while Lance Bouma, Markus Granlund, and Jiri Hudler manned the third line. As for defense, I noticed T.J. Brodie with Kris Russell, which...

Game Recap: Flames Fall Among The Stars

It was a hard-fought battle against the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames lost by a score of 2-1, but it wasn't for a lack of effort. Game Summary We all knew that the Flames would have tough game ahead in Dallas, but I sure didn't expect them to play up to the Stars level. They did. The starting lineup included Karri Ramo in net with Dougie Hamilton and Kris Russell on defense while Sam Bennett, Mikael Backlund, and Michael Frolik were on the front line. The first period was a surprise as the Flames defense was focused and ready to rumble. Dougie Hamilton took a blocked shot to the leg,...

Game Recap: Calgary Flames Finally Earn Two Points On Road Trip With 4-2 Win Over Columbus

After being point-less in the first two games on the road trip, it was a hard fought two points, but the Flames skated away with a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game Summary The Calgary Flames visited the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, looking to take away what should have been an easy two points. The starting lineup included Karri Ramo in net, Kris Russell and Dougie Hamilton on defense, and Sam Bennett, Mikael Backlund, and Michael Frolik up front. The first period was not good to either team as they were both prone to too many turnovers and inconsistent play. The defense had...

Sam Bennett: Making Hockey History For The NHL And In The Flames Franchise

Last night was a big one for Sam Bennett who notched not only a hat trick in the first period but also a fourth goal before the end of the game. The "slump" is over! Yes, I used quotation marks because, as opposed to popular opinion, I didn't think Sam was in a slump. Yes, it had been 18 games since he earned a point in the game against the San Jose Sharks, but that doesn't mean he wasn't making an impact. Bennett has always played a hard-hitting, effective game no matter what line he may play on. It just so happened that Jiri Hudler and Mikael Backlund gave Sam the edge he needed last...

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