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11-18-2008, 08:43 PM
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Listen ("]Preview[/url] || Date:[/B]Novemeber 18, 2008
Time:7:30PM MT
Location:Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary AB
TV: Altitude-2 & SNET-W


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Listen ("]Preview || Date:[/B]Novemeber 20, 2008
Time:7:30PM MT
Location:Pepsi Center, Denver CO
TV: Altitude & SNET-W


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[u]Goals Assists Points PIM

Avs Hejduk-08 Stastny-12 Stastny-15 Laperriere-50

Flames Iginla-10 Iginla-11 Iginla-21 Prust-61

More Stats:

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Key Matchup

Stastny Vs $33 Million

11-19-2008, 12:05 AM
Good defense on the power play tonight. Avs need to get some more shots on goal though.

11-19-2008, 01:07 AM
****in flames
i'm pissed i didnt go to the game tonight..last time the flames come to town this year

11-19-2008, 03:13 AM
do u mean avs??

11-19-2008, 03:14 AM
CALGARY - The Calgary Flames were determined to find a way to turn their rough November around, no matter how hard Peter Budaj made it for them.

The Flames overcame a stubborn 47-save performance by Budaj and earned a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

Calgary (10-8-1) needed the victory to start salvaging what's been a November to forget. The Flames are now 4-5 this month and had lost five of their last seven heading into the Tuesday's game, including an embarrassing 6-1 defeat in San Jose last week.


**** boods makes 47 saves and we cant support his ****?

11-19-2008, 04:16 PM
do u mean avs??

that would be correct haha

11-19-2008, 08:57 PM
I was talking it over with some reporter brethren after the Avs’ sulfurous effort against the Flames, and the question crossed my head - was this the worst game I’d ever seen the Avs play?

Quite possibly, it was. I know there have been bigger blowout losses over the years, but this might have been the worst wire-to-wire performance this team has ever played since moving to Denver.

The inability to make even the most rudimentary plays was stunning. How many times did an Av have the puck on his stick in his own zone, only to hand it right back to a Flame, usually at the points?

Did the Avs register a single bit hit in the game? I remember one decent one by Salei, maybe one by Laperriere. Other than that, can’t think of any.

Really, though, the number of turnovers tonight was amazing. The Avs simply couldn’t get the puck out of the zone. Their puck “support” was just awful. There was only one guy and one guy only trying to win any loose puck, while the Flames continually had two or three.

The top line of Smyth, Stastny and Hejduk was awful. Not too good a first game for Stastny - minus-3, no offensive chances - since signing that huge new contract. Stastny isn’t going to the net enough this year with the puck. He’s making things overly complicated with too much east-west passing and skating, instead of driving the net more and maybe drawing more penalties. Tyler Arnason plain and simple just didn’t look like he was competing out there at times. I saw too many token jabs at pucks, instead of throwing his all into getting it.

David Jones looks like a kid totally out of confidence out there. I think it might be time for a trip to Lake Erie for him, to get some of that confidence back.

Everybody was just plain bad tonight, except for Budaj. And, I thought Svatos had a pretty good game. He got the only goal, and had a couple of good chances at the end when it was still a one-goal game. At least it looked like he cared.

Ian Laperriere’s quotes in my story should be interesting. The word that came to mind when talking with him was “passion.” It just doesn’t seem like this Avs team has enough of it.

I think this game is going to bring a roster move or two before the next one. Of course, if Sakic can play, that would be one move. But if not, I’m going to bet you’ll see somebody or two sent to Cleveland and somebody who wants to play hard up here will be given the shot.

Because, after tonight, there are clearly some who didn’t seem to care.

Any other suggestions for worst game ever, Av-Aholics?


11-20-2008, 09:51 PM
I thought the offense would be inconsistent due to a decent amount of young guys, unfortunately, we have been just consistently bad lately.

Budaj is playing fantastic lately. If you seen the stat last game, he has the highest save% in the league the last ten games (right around .950)

11-21-2008, 12:23 AM
wow another 1-0 loss..**** we cant score when boods is playing amazing.and what makes it worse is that im trying to watch the game but the ****in steam cuts out every 10 secs in the last 5 mins in the game goddammit

11-21-2008, 01:34 AM
ENVER - Miikka Kiprusoff made 18 saves for his second shutout of the season, and Daymond Langkow scored his fifth goal in the Calgary Flames' 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Kiprusoff was rarely challenged in earning his 28th career shutout.

Peter Budaj had 32 saves for the Avalanche, who lost both games of the home-and-home series with the Flames. Calgary beat Colorado 4-1 on Tuesday night.


**** boods is playing great and we cant ****in score

11-21-2008, 03:42 AM
The announced attendance of 14,536 for the Avalanche-Calgary game Thursday night was the lowest since the team moved into the Pepsi Center in 1999, falling 26 short of the figure for the Nov. 6 loss to Minnesota.

In the nine home games, the Avalanche has had four announced sellouts of 18,007 and is averaging 16,269.

Budaj's view.

After allowing only one goal on 33 shots in the 1-0 loss, Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj took exception to the suggestion he should be frustrated that Colorado of late has often allowed his strong play go to waste.

"It's not frustrating, it's disappointing, and there's a difference," Budaj said. "We're not down on ourselves. We're disappointed, because we think we could have scored at least one, get that lucky bounce.

"I think we have to get back to basics, get shots from the point, get greasy in front, get deflections, tips and bounces. We have to work through it. That's the only recipe right now."

Budaj also complimented the recent play in front of him. "I'm seeing the puck really good and the guys are doing a good job of boxing out the players, so there's not many screened shots and I can see the shots go through," he said.


Joe Sakic (back) and Ben Guite (ribs) were among the nine Avalanche skaters who took part in Thursday morning's optional game-day skate, but as expected, neither played against the Flames. Both are expected to make the trip today with the Avalanche for the games at Los Angeles on Saturday and at Anaheim on Monday.

It is what it is.

Yes, Todd Bertuzzi was booed every time he touched the puck in his first appearance in the Pepsi Center as a member of the Flames.