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Flames Game Day Talk 2008-09

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The Colorado Avalanche certainly want to extend their winning streak, but doing so at the expense of a division rival would be even sweeter.
Seeking their fourth straight victory, the Avalanche open a home-and-home set against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night at Pengrowth Saddledome.
After a five-game skid from Oct. 28-Nov. 6, Colorado (8-8-0) has won three straight one-goal games, but still remains at the bottom of the Northwest Division.
On Saturday, Darcy Tucker scored with 10.7 seconds left in regulation, and added the winner in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Avalanche to a 3-2 victory at Edmonton.
"We didn't play our best game," said Tucker, who has three goals in four games. "(Edmonton) played a pretty good hockey game for the most part and we just found a way to win it and sometimes you just need to find ways to win games when you haven't played your best."
The Avalanche will need to play better versus the Flames (9-8-1). Colorado won five of eight from Calgary in 2007-08, but has lost the first two meetings on the road this season. The Avalanche dropped a 5-4 decision on Oct. 14, then fell 3-0 two weeks later to give the Flames their only shutout win of 2008-09.
The teams, which meet again on Thursday in Denver, are separated by three points in the tightly-packed Northwest.
Calgary plays three of its next four at home, where it is 6-2-1. The Flames have won three straight and are 10-2-2 against the Avs at the Saddledome since 2005-06.
But the Flames are coming off a 6-1 loss to league-leading San Jose on Thursday, and have dropped five of seven after a season-high six-game winning streak.
"We're very disappointed, but we have a huge opportunity with back-to-back Colorado and back-to-back Vancouver (Nov. 27-29)," Craig Conroy told the Flames' official Web site. "Those are huge games and opportunities for us."
Michael Cammalleri - second on the Flames with 15 points - scored against the Sharks. He has a goal and three assists versus the Avalanche this season, giving him five goals and 13 assists in 16 career meetings.
Paul Stastny leads Colorado with 12 assists and 15 points, and will be playing his first game after signing a five-year contract extension on Monday. In 17 career games against Calgary, he has 11 goals and 12 assists.
It's unclear if the Avalanche's Joe Sakic will return after missing the last two games because of a strained back. The longtime Colorado captain is third on the club with 12 points, but his 40 goals and 103 points against Calgary are the most he's had against any opponent.
Peter Budaj has compiled an outstanding 0.96 goals-against average during the Avalanche's winning streak, but is 4-6-1 with a 3.96 GAA in 13 career matchups versus the Flames, including both defeats this season.
Miikka Kiprusoff, meanwhile, is 2-4-0 with a 4.91 GAA in his last six starts for Calgary. He's beaten the Avs twice this season to improve to 5-1-1 with a 1.88 GAA in his last seven starts.
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Flames-Canucks Preview

Flames-Canucks Preview

Apr 7, 2009, 8:00 PM MT

The Flames look to clinch the division and the third seed in the Western Conference on Tuesday night while handing the Vancouver Canucks a fourth straight loss...more
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Now that's gotta leave a sour taste in your mouth...

Down two of our best D, no it doesn't....
Ericson's practicing with the team.....

I'm really hoping if he bombs this series Keenan benches him unlike last time...
Playoffs Round One Game One

Flames-Blackhawks Preview

Apr 16, 2009, 6:30 PM MT

CHICAGO (AP) - A parking lot now sits where the "Madhouse on Madison" once rested, the venerable Chicago Stadium and it's earsplitting confines. It's where Mike Keenan once roamed behind the Blackhawks' bench.
His stint as coach from 1988-92 produced 60 playoff games, 33 postseason victories and a trip to the Stanley Cup finals in 1992.
"We had a pretty good run there, 60 playoff games in four years. You couldn't get a seat in the building and I think they've brought that back to life," Keenan said this week.
A man who has seemingly toured the NHL filling vacancies, Keenan comes back to Chicago for Thursday night's Game 1 of the opening-round playoff series as coach of the Calgary Flames....more
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Ericson's practicing with the team.....

I'm really hoping if he bombs this series Keenan benches him unlike last time...
He played a great game tonight despite the loss due to the uncalled interference call.
Can someone tell me why Mike Cammalerri didnt get suspended? this league is a joke if Carcillo gets a game Mike should get at least a 1 game suspension. The Flamers always get away with murder
Can someone tell me why Mike Cammalerri didnt get suspended? this league is a joke if Carcillo gets a game Mike should get at least a 1 game suspension. The Flamers always get away with murder
He didn't get suspended because the league feels a cheep shot at the end of a game is more un-sportsman like than in the middle of a game which is tied. I don't agree with it but Carsillo got suspended because of the timing of his cheep shot. Mean while games are being decided by who runs whos goalie more.
Round 1 Game 3

Blackhawks-Flames Playoff Preview

Apr 20, 2009, 7:30 PM MT

The Flames have never won a playoff series trailing 0-2. Teams holding a two-game lead in NHL playoff series have won 87.3 percent of them in league history.
The Flames didn't skate, but held a team meeting Sunday. The Blackhawks had a light practice at the United Center before heading to Calgary....more
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Flames phenomonal in Game 3 win

Best game yet and not because the Flames won. Only because it's the most intense playoff match in the west.

Blackhawks-Flames Playoff Preview

Apr 22, 2009, 8:00 PM MT
Round 1 game 4

So while the Flames try to even their series at two games apiece Wednesday night, they're also aware that tempers are going to be even shorter - in a series that was already full of trash talk.
Iginla said it was the hit on Bourque, and not anything else, that set him off.
"There wasn't any one thing as far as verbal that got to me," the Flames captain insisted. "I can take that. Verbal abuse is nothing. Trash talking is fine."
Flames head coach Mike Keenan said Tuesday he addressed the trash talking with Iginla, whose father is Nigerian.
"I talked to Jarome about it today and he's fine with it as long as its not racial, he doesn't care," Keenan explained. "The league will certainly deal with it if it becomes more than what it is."...more
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Series tied 2-2 :beer

Iggy was a driving force behind the win, really good to see.
Flames-Blackhawks Plyoff Preview

Apr 25, 2009, 7:00 PM MT

Burish said he and Bourque are still friends, despite the confrontation.
"What happens on the ice, that's it. Done. If he were to cross check me that way, I'd be ticked off as heck on the ice. I'd want to go after him, but once the game is on for me, that's my job, that's my business," Burish said. "We'll get together when we're back in Madison at some of our old hangouts."...more
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There was some soft calls in the 1st...
Round 1 Game 6

Blackhawks-Flames Playoff Preview

Apr 27, 2009, 7:30 PM MT

"The team should be prepared to respond to any situation that arises," Flames coach Mike Keenan said. "Be prepared to play to their level of ability and the expectations we have of them and more importantly what they have of themselves."...more
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