Mar. 21, 2012: The Calgary Flames were handed their third consecutive loss in the past five days as they fell victim to the hard working Colorado Avalanche in overtime Tuesday night in Denver. After failing to take advantage of an easy schedule this past weekend against the two worst teams in hockey, you really have to wonder if this Calgary Flames team has learned anything from the past two seasons of falling just short when the going gets tough.
Mar. 14, 2012: After being heavily scrutinized for his play to this point as a member of the Calgary Flames, center Matt Stajan has recently began to silence the critics as he once again turned in a very impressive performance Tuesday night in Calgary. Stajan would go on to become the hero on this night scoring his 5th goal of the season in overtime to propel the Calgary Flames past the visiting San Jose Sharks by a score of 3-2.
Mar. 12, 2012: Nineteen year old rookie Sven Baertschi scored his first career NHL goal Sunday afternoon in Minnesota to help push the Calgary Flames past the Wild by a 4-3 score. In addition to the youngster’s first tally, both Jarome Iginla and Curtis Glencross would score to extend there goal scoring streaks to five and seven games respectively.
Mar. 7, 2012: On the night that saw former flame Rene Bourque return to saddledome ice, the Calgary Flames would defeat the recently struggling Montreal Canadiens by a score of 5-4 on home ice Tuesday night in Calgary. Although the outcome was different, much of the Flames recent struggles would again become a cause for concern as they struggled all night to retain multiple goal leads against the worst team in the Eastern Conference. FULL STORY
Mar. 5, 2012: The Calgary Flames headed into action Sunday night just four points back of the eighth placed Dallas Stars, but unfortunately their large opportunity to climb back into the playoff race was stymied as the Stars managed to prevail in the shootout by a 3-2 margin. FULL STORY
Mar. 2, 2012: After a terrible four game stretch to end the month of February, the Calgary Flames would begin March on a winning note as they stormed into Phoenix and beat the red hot Coyotes 3-2. Jarome Iginla led the way with a goal and an assist, while Miikka Kiprusoff made 29 saves in the win. FULL STORY
Feb. 24, 2012: A large opportunity for the Calgary Flames Thursday night fell to the wayside as the visiting Phoenix Coyotes stormed back from an early 2-0 deficit to temporarily halt the push for a playoff spot here in cowtown. Whether it is the complete lack of intensity or the unwillingness to compete on a shift to shift basis, the Calgary Flames as a whole are still finding ways to fold under pressure in the most crucial stretches of a season. FULL STORY
Feb. 19, 2012: In what marked the team’s most pivotal game of the season, the Calgary Flames would go on to shutout the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 in a battle for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference Saturday night. A spectacular performance by Miikka Kiprusoff would essentially steal a victory from the home town kings as Michael Cammalleri would score the game winning goal mid way through the third and final frame. FULL STORY
Feb. 15, 2012: The Calgary Flames carried there hot play as of late into action Tuesday night in Calgary with an impressive 5-1 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. The top line of Olli Jokinen, Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla continue to find success as a trio but they were not alone on this night as the supporting cast of the Flames played a large role in capturing a much needed two points.
Feb. 12, 2012: A strong start to the game Saturday night by the Calgary Flames saw the team quickly jump out to a 2-0 lead before squandering that goal cushion in the latter half of the hockey game. After the Vancouver Canucks managed to scratch and claw their way back into the game, an exciting overtime frame would follow yielding no winner which ultimately led to Jarome Iginla scoring the game winning shootout goal.
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