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Royal Flush: Flames stun Kings in overtime again posted on 01/22/2015

After the National Hockey League reviewed Dennis Wideman’s strange-looking goal which appeared to strike the in-net camera with 52 seconds left in overtime, the entire Calgary Flames bench erupted, celebrating a 2-1 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

Monday’s game had drama but it was an important victory, too, as Calgary (25-18-3) improved to 4-0-0 on its five-game Pacific Division trip and have now won four straight at Staples Center.

Meanwhile, the struggling Kings (20-14-12) finished a seven-game home stand and now have 52 points to sit behind the Flames.

 “I thought everyone played well tonight,” Wideman said. “I think we had to. Any time you play a team like that, we need everyone going. I think top-to-bottom, we played well.

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Calgary Flames: Training youngsters and Dealing with Injuries before 2014-2015 Season posted on 10/16/2014

They have talented goal tenders who have shown depth and skill. They have shown a lot of skill on the left wing, which unfortunately has been lacking on the right wing.  Need to make the most of the roster players.

Rebuilding the Team

The rebuilding efforts that started in the last season are probably going to show better results in the 2014-2015 season. One of the main weaknesses that this team is currently trying to deal with is the lack of scoring talent. Sean Monahan, is one of the prospects who made the draft in the last season. He has shown promise with his ability to score goals, finishing the last season with 22 goals and 34 points overall. Other prospects for this season are Sam Bennett and Sven Baertschi.

The coach has been working on helping the youngsters in the team to learn how to be more aggressive in the field. Bob Hartley, reportedly told reporters that he brought Serge Roberge to ‘protect our assets’. Serge is expected to bring in years of experience to help the youngster in the team understand how to fight and protect themselves during the game.

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