Monahan, Flames try to maintain scoring pace against Predators

CALGARY, Alberta -- Sean Monahan has found his scoring touch of late with goals in three straight games. The 22-year-old center is hoping to keep his hot streak going when the Calgary Flames (24-20-3) host the Nashville Predators (20-17-7) on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "Right now, this is an important part of the season and this is the time for me to step up...
Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

Short-Term Improvements for the Calgary Flames #1 RW Spot

Six possible short-term solutions for the team As we close in on the 50 game mark of the 2016-17 season, it has become apparent that the Flames are exactly who we thought they were. A playoff bubble team. At times so far this year we’ve seen a Flames team that looked like a last place squad, and other times where they looked like one of the league’s best. Such is the fate of...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
17 hours ago

NOF: Flames Win, News From Behind Enemy Lines, Scores and Today’s Games

Flames beat Florida 5-2, Doan to be traded?, LA trusts rookie defencemen, Burns & Thronton shoot a commerical, news, scores and today’s game. Flames News -Mikael Backlund scored twice and Sean Monahan got his 3rd straight game with a goal as the Flames beat Florida 5-2. (M&G) -Rate The Flames (M&G) -Michael Frolik was once called “Baby Jagr?” (Calgary...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
20 hours ago

Backlund scores twice in 13 seconds, Flames beat Panthers

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mikael Backlund scored twice in a 13-second span in the second period to break a 2-2 tie and the Calgary Flames won 5-2 over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Backlund gave Calgary its first lead on a power play at the 11:23 mark. Matthew Tkachuk deflected Mark Giordano's point shot high in the air and over Roberto Luongo. The puck came down at the far...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flames Goalies for Sale at Deadline?

Chad Johnson has earned the title of top goalie for the Calgary Flames this season. However, Brian Elliott is one season removed from leading the NHL in save percentage and has recently played very well in games where the rest of his team has simply not shown up. Could either be traded? It might sound unlikely but don’t forget that both goaltenders are on one-year contracts and...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Flames Monday Musings: Playoff Race Tightening up

It’s funny how one week can have such an impact in the NHL. Seven days ago, the Calgary Flames had won five of their past seven games, and were sitting firmly in a playoff spot with a light January schedule ahead of them. Fast forward to today, and the Flames are coming off of a week that saw the team lose three of four, including two particularly uninspiring losses to the Winnipeg...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Matthew Tkachuk Is Here to Stay

With 39-games come and gone, the Calgary Flames have made a decision to keep Matthew Tkachuk, thus burning one of eight years for his UFA (Unrestricted Free Agency) availability. Through this stretch, Tkachuk has shown a stark ability to turn defensive possession into offensive opportunity, with a team-leading 57.8 Corsi-For percentage (CF%). Top that off with a 101.0 PDO (Save percentage...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Hamilton's late goal third lifts Flames over Sharks 3-2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Dougie Hamilton scored at 17:41 of the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Hamilton and rookie Matthew Tkachuk each finished with a goal and an assist for the Flames, and Michael Frolik also scored. Mikael Backlund added a pair of assists. Making his third straight start for the Flames, Chad...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Matthew Tkachuk deserves to be a Calder Trophy finalist

It is not hard to figure out who the likely Calder Trophy finalists will be. The top rookie will either be Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine. Both of them are leading their respective franchises in goals, and while Laine has more points as of January 8, he is also out indefinitely with a concussion. The third best scorer who was drafted in the 2016 NHL Draft, meanwhile, is lurking...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

From First to One of the Worst: Theories Behind the Flames Extreme Increase in Penalties

Going from first to one of the worst in anything can be a curious, head-scratching, aggravating and frustrating journey.It's no different for the Calgary Flames, who have gone from being the most disciplined team in the NHL for a over a season-and-a-half to being one of the two least-disciplined teams over the past 11 months.Why the sudden and extreme change?It's a great question...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Good Vibrations: Arrival of Barrie Boys Has Provided Boost to the Stockton Heat

The same West Coast state that produced the Beach Boys has a new act that is entertaining fans with their electric performances.A six-hour drive up the I-5 from the city of Hawthorne in Southern California, where 55 years ago Brian Wilson got his band together, a pair of talented hockey players are making a name for themselves in Northern California.Highly touted prospects Rasmus...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau and Skittles are giving away a hockey stick covered in Skittles

Skittles has a unique advertising campaign in Canada and they’ve called on Johnny Gaudreau to help them out. The Skittles Holiday Pawn shop is taking an autographed stick from Gaudreau and coating it in Skittles. Canadian fans who take a photo of themselves with Skittles and post it on Instagram will be entered to win the rather unique stick. Win this @Skittles covered item...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Not the Solution, But Beats the Alternatives: One Man's Perspective on Garnet Hathaway

Coincidence or correlation?Call it what you want and read into it what you want, but the Flames continue to win when Garnet Hathaway is in the line-up while lately, they continue to lose without him, dropping each of the three games he's recently watched from the press box. Now to be clear, I don't think anyone in their right mind is crediting Hathaway alone for the Flames recent...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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