Archive for the ‘Roy’ Category

Flames’ Roy Suspended 1 Game

Posted 23 Apr 2009 — by admin
Category Roy, Suspensions
Thursday, 04.23.2009 / 2:25 PM / 2009 Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals

TORONTOCalgary Flames‘ forward Andre Roy has been suspended for one game and fined $2,500 (the maximum allowed under the CBA) as a result of an incident in the pregame warm-up last night when he initiated contact with Chicago Blackhawks‘ defenseman Aaron Johnson.

Roy’s suspension will be served on Saturday night when the Flames meet the Blackhawks in Game Five of the series.

Flames Sweep Preds with 3-1 Win

Posted 30 Jan 2009 — by admin
Category Lombardi, Nashville Predators, Roy, Win, home

Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves to earn his league-leading 30th win of the season, and Matthew Lombardi, Andre Roy and Adrian Aucoin scored goals as the Calgary Flames won 3-1 to sweep their season series with the Nashville Predators tonight.

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Andre Roy’s game winning goal at 12:25 of the 2nd period was the 35th of his career and his 5th game winner. He was the lucky recipient of a nice pass from Eric Nystrom who broke in on net after Nashville coughed up the puck near centre ice. Nystrom dipsy-doodled around the Nashville defender and made a nice pass to Roy on the other side of the Nashville net. Roy made no mistake in roofing the puck over Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne.

Nashville’s J.P. Dumont also scored his 10th goal of the season in the game. but the Predators could not beat Kiprusoff more than once.

The Flames goaltender played a rock-solid game, and was at his best during the 3rd period when the Predators were trying to tie the game. Kiprusoff had several great saves during the period, but none better than the stop he made on Ryan Jones, who had a wide open net while on the power play. Kipper flung himself across the net and made a stretching save with the paddle of his stick to keep the Flames up 2-1. He was rewarded by chants from the crowd, and evenually a 3-1 lead when Aucoin scored on a 5-on-3 powerplay.

With the win, Calgary moves to 30-14-4, which gives them 64 points and an 11-point lead atop the NW division. The Flames also find themselves 5 points back of Detroit for 2nd place in the Western Conference. The Flames completed January with an 8-3 record and now look towards February with 5 of 13 games against NW division opponents.

Is this the Flames’ Year?

Posted 29 Sep 2008 — by admin
Category Bertuzzi, Bourque, Calgary, Cammalleri, Flames, Glencross, Pre-season, Roy, team

With 3 pre-season wins under their belt, a slimmed down roster and some new faces on the ice, the Calgary Flames appear to be headed in the right direction – winning, that is…

But there is still the nagging question that all Flames fans seem to have: Will this team be any better than last year’s… or the one from the season prior?

The Flames still have the same core of Jarome Iginla, Dion Phaneuf, Miikka Kiprusoff and Daymond Langkow, and this year they’ve gotten rid of some lemons (Tanguay and Huselius) and added some other players that they hope will put some pucks in the opponents net.

Joining the Calgary Flames this season are Mike Cammalleri, Rene Bourque, Andre Roy, and Curtis Glencross. Also (as I’m sure you already know) GM Darryl Sutter signed Todd Bertuzzi, to the dismay of several fans.

Now that a couple months have gone by, and I’ve had time to calm down I’m not so disappointed. I’ve seen his first games in a Calgary Flames Jersey and big # 7 doesn’t looks so out-of-place. He’s been contributing offensively, and seems to have found some chemistry with a few of his teammates.

In fact, all 5 of the Flames new forwards have found the back of the net in pre-season action at least once… and some more than that. So as a die-hard Flames fan, I’m not so disappointed anymore. I’m ready to cheer them on and see what they can do in 2008-2009.

I’ll surely be watching what happens to Alex Tanguay in Montreal and Kristian Huselius in Columbus… not to mention keeping a closer eye on Owen Nolan and the Minnesota Wild this season.

In any case, I’m stoked for the ‘08-’09 season and I’m ready for the regular season to begin!!!