Robert Cleave

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Flames Game Day: Goal Oriented (Mark II)


The Flames return to the ice to face Nashville. If they sold 50-50 tickets at the Dome regarding Calgary scoring more than 2 goals in a game, they might have a new fundraising tactic worth considering.

January 14 News and Notes


Matchsticks and Gasoline has a look at items of note from the Flames and the NHL. Pierre is watching you very carefully, missy.

Flames Game Day: More Power


The Stanley Cup champions make a rare visit to Calgary this evening. Will either team ever score on the PP again?

Flames Game Day: First Things First


Calgary faces on of their bete noires this evening when the Avalanche come calling. Can the Flames figure out a way to dispense with the pesky Coloradans?

Flames Game Day: Impending Doom?


The Flames travel to Vancouver for a showdown against the red-hot Canucks, and Matchsticks and Gasoline ponders Calgary's chances. Spoiler Alert: not good.

Flames Game Day: On the Block


The Flames return to the Saddledome for a one night stand with Columbus. Can they muster up a decent effort after a stinker in St. Paul?

Former Flame prospect Ryder runs afoul of the law


The troubled younger brother of the Bruins' Michael Ryder is in custody on armed robbery charges. He surrendered to the RCMP in Newfoundland Wednesday. The charge is related to the robbery of a convenience store in Bonavista, and a psychiatric evaluation is pending for the 22 year old. H/T Kukla's Korner

Flames Game Day: Smooth Sailing


The Flames head to Minnesota with a 5 game winning streak on the go. Can the Wild stop Calgary to end their own skid?

Flames Game Day: No More Playtime


Calgary starts another stretch of four games in five nights with a date in Nashville. Can the Flames continue their winning ways against actual NHL opposition?

January 4 News and Notes


Matchsticks and Gasoline's weekly round-up returns after a break for the holidays. In this installment, Phaneuf gives us a brief scare, math is fun, and the World Juniors are at the climax.

Wounded wing for Phaneuf?

Now the question is how badly is defenceman Dion Phaneuf hurt. He collided with a couple of Leafs late in the second period and wasn’t seen again. Naturally, coach Brent Sutter didn’t give any hints as to the injury, not even an upper or lower body, but apparently someone saw Phaneuf leaving the building with his left arm in a sling. That's from The Herald this morning. Cory Sarich did participate in the skills competition today, so he may ready to slot in.

Flames Game Day: Invasion


Leaf Nation infests Cowtown this evening, as Toronto visits Calgary. If the Flame PP can't score on these suckers, they should just start declining penalties outright, no?

Flames Game Day: BOAzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


The Flames and Oilers meet in a New Year's Eve BOA. Both teams actually won a game last night, fancy that.

Flames Game Day: Chimera, and I don't mean Jason.


The Flames host Drew Doughty and the L.A. Kings this evening in Calgary. The Flames' new lines get another outing in a more representative test than the sad-sack Oilers.

No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!


M and G's weekly roundup takes a holiday break, returning on January 4th. There's always time to poke a stick at the Oilers, though.

Flames Game Day: Scent of Desperation


The Flames try to forget a dismal night as they head to Edmonton. Are the Oilers the cure, or will tonight be another offence-free outing for the the Flaming C?

Flames Game Day: Goal Oriented


The Flames host Vancouver in their return to the rink following their Christmas break. Goals are in short supply around Calgary these days, and a game against the Canucks will be a worthy test.

Flames Game Day: Batteries Recharged?


The Flames return from a short break to face St. Louis at the Saddledome. Can Calgary control the Blues' resurgent PP?

December 22 News and Notes


Matchsticks and Gasoline's weekly peruse of the Flames and the NHL has rolled around yet again. This time, the Flames are in the glue, the Jackets too, and the Oilers, peeeeeeeeeeeuw.

Flames/Preds Post Game: Sometimes, the bear eats you...


Calgary dropped a 5-3 decision to Nashville Saturday afternoon. M and G reviews today's events.

Flames Game Day: All Too Obvious


The Flames host the Predators in an afternoon affair at the 'Dome. Can Calgary cool Nashville's hot sticks?

Flames/Kings Post Game: You Just Keep Me Hangin' On


The Flames beat L.A. in Calgary last night, ending their losing streak. Someday, Olli Jokinen and Jarome Iginla might have something to do with a win, but it didn't happen against the Kings.

Flames Game Day: Stubborn


The Flames return to the Dome for a match with the streaking Kings. Can Calgary's big guns ever get going?

December 17 News and Notes


Matchsticks and Gasoline's Wednesday-ish look at the Flames and the league drops for another week. Penguins, Coyotes and Bobcats, oh my.

Flames Game Day: Blue Period


The Flames head to Missouri for tonight's game. Can a night in St. Loo help Calgary shake their scoring blues?

Flames Game Day: Moving On


Calgary travels to Denver this evening in search of this season's first win over Colorado. Can the Avalanche's hex on the Flames continue?

Flames vs. Wild Scoring Chances (and Post Game Complaints) December 11, 2009


Scoring chances for Calgary vs. Minnesota, December 11, 2009. Yuck.

Flames Game Day: Minnesota Nice


The Calgary Flames host the Wild this evening. Can they continue their historical domination of Minnesota?

Flames Game Day: Circles lead me back to you...


Finally, the Flames come back to Calgary. The Thrashers await in tonight's encounter of Atlanta, old and new.

December 9 News and Notes


Matchsticks and Gasoline peruses the week that was in the NHL. This week, Kipper's good, Shanny gets a job, and Hakan Loob, what a fine looking Flame.

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