Calgary Flames vs LA Kings 3/29/17 (77/82)

The Flames can clinch a playoff birth with a win over LA tonight at the Dome. Calgary Flames vs LA Kings, 7 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB Broadcast Schedule TV: RSN, FSW Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Flames can punch their ticket to the playoffs tonight with a win over the LA Kings. Calgary currently sits in the first WC spot in the Western Conference and if...
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Calgary Flames March Madness: Final Four B

The truculent rookie takes on Johnny Hockey After a tight semifinal last time, we’re expecting another close semifinal with today’s matchup. Make sure to vote and share with your fellow Flames fans! Result from Last Time: Semifinal A: Mark Giordano vs Sean Monahan (Monahan wins 52%-48%, will face TBD in the final) Today’s Matchup: Semifinal B: Matthew Tkachuk vs Johnny Gaudreau...
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21 hours ago

Matthew Gaudreau Signs ATO With Bridgeport

There’s a new Gaudreau in the pros! Matthew Gaudreau has signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Bridgeport is the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders. Gaudreau joins fellow Boston College hockey little brother, Stephen Gionta, in the Islanders organization. Gionta is currently in the NHL but has split the year between the Islanders and Sound Tigers...
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23 hours ago

Do the Calgary Flames Have a Shot at the Pacific Division?

Things have to go the Flames way down the stretch Following last night’s win over Colorado, the Flames now sit with 90 points in the standings. One of the more captivating storylines over the last few weeks has been the hot streaks of the Flames, Oilers, and Ducks, while the Sharks have lost six straight. Prior to the losing streak, San Jose had won 7 of 9 and had healthy leads...
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1 day ago

NHL Player Rankings: Johnny Gaudreau Leapfrogs Six Others, Price Makes an Appearance

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1 day ago

Flames Monday Musings: Chaos in the Pacific

This is why predictions are useless. Just a couple of weeks ago, it looked all but certain that the San Jose Sharks would win the Pacific Division, with a battle being waged between the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames for the second and third place spots. NHL.com Now, with the Sharks mired in six-game losing streak and the Ducks having won eight of their past 10...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Monahan has goal, 3 assists in Flames’ 4-2 win

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan scored his team-leading 26th goal and added three assists and the Calgary Flames inched closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. With six games remaining, Calgary can clinch a playoff spot for just the second time in the past eight seasons with a regulation win over Los Angeles on Wednesday...
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1 day ago

Flames Proving They Are Contenders

Last week, the Calgary Flames battled through a tough three-game road trip, an untimely suspension and a key injury to prove they won’t be playoff pushovers. It started when recently promoted top-line winger Micheal Ferland had to go into quarantine with symptoms of the mumps and it continued with Matthew Tkachuk’s two-game suspension for elbowing L.A. Kings defenseman Drew...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: Young Stars - Calgary vs. Winnipeg

The Calgary Flames' prospects take on the Winnipeg Jets' prospects at the 2016 Young Stars Classic
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Doughty on Tkachuk elbow: ‘He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid’

Matthew Tkachuk is among the most talented youngsters in the NHL, but one of the league’s best defenders isn’t a fan.On Sunday, Drew Doughty was the recipient of a dirty hit from the Calgary Flames rookie. At the end of the first period, with the puck behind the Los Angeles Kings net, Tkachuk delivered a clear elbow to Doughty’s head. The former Norris Trophy winner immediately...
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Gaudreau, Monahan lift Flames over Kings 5-2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Linemates Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan had a goal and two assists each to lead the Calgary Flames over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Sunday night. Michael Stone, Mark Giordano and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Flames, and Brian Elliott made 19 saves for his 11th straight win to tie a club record set by Mike Vernon in the 1988-89 season. The Flames...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Smart, Smart Player: Tkachuk's High Hockey IQ on Display Once Again

"Hockey sense," replied Glen Gulutzan with conviction, not even waiting for my question to be finished.The Calgary Flames coach wasn't being rude in his post-game presser on Friday night. He just knew where I was going with my query and it's a conversation that's not new. Far from it.Every game, it seems, we're left marvelling about a particular play made by 19-year old Matthew Tkachuk...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton scores on Anton Khudobin from center ice

Good things happen when you shoot the puck. In Dougie Hamilton’s case, a simple dump-in from center ice resulted in one of the easiest goals he’ll ever score.In the second period in Wednesday’s bout between the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins, the odd occurrence happened. Hamilton carried the puck through the neutral zone and quickly fired a shot from center ice. Against all...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames edge Pens in SO, tie team mark with 10th straight win

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Kris Versteeg and the Calgary Flames tied a team record Monday night that was set long before any of their current players were born. Versteeg had two assists and scored the shootout winner as the Flames beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to match the club record with their 10th straight victory. Before the franchise moved to...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames tie franchise record with 10th straight victory

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Kris Versteeg scored the shootout winner Monday night and the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to tie their franchise record with their 10th straight victory. Calgary's first shooter, Versteeg moved in slowly and made a nifty deke before zipping a shot high on Marc-Andre Fleury. Brian Elliott stopped Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bennett and Jacob Trouba engage in a bloody, brutal fight

Now is the time to hit the back button on your browser if you don’t like seeing blood. Still here? Good, because you’re about to watch one of the most brutal and bloody fights seen in the NHL this season. With the Calgary Flames attempting to win their ninth-straight game, Sam Bennett and Jacob Trouba engaged in a vicious scrap near the end of the second period. After the officials...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Mikael Backlund is the team’s MVP

There were so many questions about whether the Calgary Flames were for real during the preseason. Those concerns leaked into November after another horrendous start to the season. Yet the Flames are now in the middle of a critical, home-heavy month of March, and they have now won seven consecutive games. They have gone from fighting for the second wild card to fighting for the Pacific...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Stability Breeds Success: Flames Have Won Seven in a Row While Icing an Identical Line-up

Win. Rinse. Repeat.Life is good these days for Flames coach Glen Gulutzan. His club riding a seven-game winning streak, he's been on auto-pilot the past two weeks with his line-up, rolling out the exact same configuration of forward lines and D pairings game after game.The only variation was back in the first two periods of that wacky 6-5 overtime win in Nashville on Feb. 21 that...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: What an incredible road trip!

If there was ever a time for a four-game winning streak, a road trip down south would be that time. Three of the four teams that the Calgary Flames faced this week were behind in the wild card race, and the other, the Nashville Predators, had the other wild card spot in the Western Conference. The issue was whether Calgary had enough firepower to pull off such a streak. After an...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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