Flames Tie Record With Win Over Detroit

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Calgary came out strong tonight and dominated for 3 periods on their way to a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Former Red Wing, Darren McCarty, added the Flames 3rd goal 2:03 into the 3rd period sealing the win.
Darren McCarty
Calgary now has 8 wins in a row for the first time in 12 years. Only 2 other Calgary Flames teams have won 8 in a row (1989-1990 and 1992-1993). The all time franchise record of 10 games in a row was when the Flames were based in Atlanta. Calgary is now looking towards their next game vs. Chicago Blackhawks on Friday to extend their win streak.

After tonight’s NHL action, Calgary is tied with Vancouver for the best record in the Northwest Division with 26 points. The Flames are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and are playing like they will need to in the playoffs this year.

Darren McCarty was tonight’s recipient of the Golden Hardhat for his typical hard working play.

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Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.


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