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Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators

Sam Bennett is a healthy scratch tonight. Sam Bennett will be watching from the press box as the Flames take on the Nashville Predators tonight and Micheal Ferland returns to the lineup as well. Here's the rest of the Flames Projected Lines: FORWARDS Kris Versteeg - Sean Monahan - Troy Brouwer Johnny Gaudreau - Matt Stajan - Alex Chiasson Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
6 hours ago

Preview: Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators 1/18/17 (48/82)

The Flames and Predators will tangle tonight at the Dome where Calgary looks to win their second in a row. Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators, 7 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB Broadcast Schedule TV: RSNW, FSTN Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Flames and Predators will clash for the first of three meetings this season as Calgary tries to send Nashville further...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
11 hours ago

Thunder Thursday: Thunder Continue Rough New Year

The Calgary Flames affiliate has had a rough couple weeks The last week hasn’t been kind to the Adirondack Thunder. The Thunder lost all three contests they played in, well, four if you count the All-Star Classic which was held last night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The action began Friday with the Thunder hosting the Manchester Monarchs. The opening period saw Thunder goals...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
12 hours ago

Flames Struck Out in Bouwmeester Trade

For the Calgary Flames the 2013 NHL trade deadline was headlined by dealing long-time captain Jarome Igina. Though parting ways with Iginla, who spent 16 years with the Flames, was a groundbreaking move, people often forget that just five days later Calgary also dealt defenceman Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis. Now almost four years later, Bouwmeester is still very much an important...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

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
1 day 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
2 days 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
3 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
20 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
23 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
24 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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