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Help me, help you

Posted 27 Mar 2010 — by admin
Category Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Out Of The Playoffs, Shutout

The Calgary Flames aren’t helping themselves into the playoffs this year, and they are certainly not getting any help from other teams. With just 8 games left in the season, the Flames headed into Boston today sitting 6 points behind Detroit for the 8th spot in the Western Conference. To say that this game was a “must win” is an understatement. The Flames last 10 games have been “must wins” but they haven’t shown the sense of urgency that they need to battle their way into a playoff spot.
Iggy after loss to Bruins
After Calgary’s last game (a 3-2 loss on Long Island) The Detroit Red Wings dealt a serious blow to Flames fans hopes for the playoffs by winning 6-2 in Minnesota. Detroit had one game at hand over the Flames and increased the gap from 4 to 6 points with the win. Detroit is now healthy after struggling with injuries all season, and have been on fire since the Olympic break, going 10-2-1. During the same period Calgary has gone 7-5, including 3 losses to teams that are out of the playoffs.

Today’s 5-0 shutout loss for the Flames leaves them with almost no hope to make the playoffs. They now rely on either Detroit (unlikely) or Colorado (also unlikely) to start losing like the ‘74-’75 Washington Capitals… and at the same time, the Flames need to start winning like the ‘76-’77 Montreal Canadiens.

As a passionate Flames fan it hurts me to admit that my team probably isn’t going to make the playoffs, but I’ve known the team had problems since they went on their ‘infamous’ 9-game losing streak in January. When the losing streak ended, my dad said to me “we’ll be talking about this losing streak in April when they don’t make the playoffs.” I didn’t believe him then, but I believe it now.

The Flames next game is tomorrow afternoon in Washington (oh great…)

Flames vs. Boston Bruins Highlights

Posted 30 Oct 2008 — by admin
Category Boston Bruins, Flames, Highlights, Win

Bruins Sink Flames

Posted 19 Oct 2006 — by admin
Category Boston Bruins, GameBlog, Loss, Road

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Tanguay Scores
After dropping consecutive one-goal decisions in Toronto and Montreal, the Calgary Flames, fittingly, wrapped up their eastern road trip with another narrow defeat.

Brad Boyes scored 18 seconds in and the Boston Bruins never surrendered the lead en route to a 3-2 victory over the Flames on Thursday night in Boston.
Glen Murray notched a pair of goals and Marc Savard picked up two assists for the Bruins, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

“The difference between how we played on the road and how we played tonight is that we weren’t scrambling as much,” Boyes said. “Tonight we were all on the same page.”

Daymond Langkow and Alex Tanguay replied for the Flames, who went 1-2-1 on an eastern trek that featured four one-goal games.

The Flames power play, which had struggled to a Western Conference-worst 7.1 per cent success rate heading into Thursday’s contest, didn’t get many chances to redeem itself, going 0-for-3.

Stephane Yelle left the ice on a stretcher late in the second period after suffering an ankle injury when he stumbled and was pushed into the end boards by Boston defenceman Jason York.

“He went into the boards awkwardly and he jammed up his ankle,” Flames coach Jim Playfair said of Yelle, who gave the thumbs-up sign as he was being carted off. “He’ll fly home with us tonight and we will get it checked out.”

Yelle has a goal and two assists this season, his 11th in the NHL.

“You really don’t know what to think when something like that happens,” Flames forward Jeff Friesen said. “It deflated us and we obviously had a letdown.”

The Bruins, playing their first game at home this season, received a warm reception from the crowd prior to the opening face-off, then quickly repaid the support. Savard made a nice pass in front of the net to Boyes, who beat Mikka Kiprusoff 18 seconds into the game.

“It was nice to have our own fans behind us,” Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said. “We know we can play the way we did tonight and we had to prove it to ourselves.”

Boston went up 2-0 midway through the first period when Murray accepted a feed in the slot from Patrice Bergeron and snapped a shot between Kiprusoff’s legs.

Calgary got on the board late in the second thanks to some nice work by Jarome Iginla. The Flames captain beat two Bruins to the puck behind the net, then banked a pass off the side of the goal to Langkow, who flipped it past Hannu Toivonen.

The goal sparked a brief flurry of chances for Calgary, but the Flames could not score.

That allowed Boston to restore its two-goal lead with 36 seconds left in the period courtesy of Murray’s second of the night, a one-timer off a rebound that came on a Bruins power play.

Tanguay brought the Flames within a goal near the halfway point of the third when he took a pass from Matthew Lombardi in the Boston zone, streaked in on goal and beat Toivonen with a quick move to the backhand.

Calgary had a good chance to even the game with 5:45 to play when ex-Flame Shean Donovan was whistled for holding, but the power play once again failed to convert.

Courtesy of CBC.ca

Scoring Summary

1st Period
BOS: Boyes (2) A: Savard, Alberts
BOS: Murray (3) A: Bergeron, York

2nd Period
CGY: Langkow (2) A: Iginla, Zyuzin
BOS: Murray (4) A: Mara, Savard

3rd Period
CGY: Tanguay (2) A: Kobasew, Phaneuf