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The Calgary Flames are entering the final two weeks of the regular season with the slimmest of leads over the defending Stanley Cup champions for what could be the Pacific Division's last playoff spot, but their immediate concern is with an even more desperate club. A chance to pad that advantage comes Monday night in Dallas against a Stars team that might not be able afford any...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lance Bouma scores 2 goals to lead Flames over Predators

  The Calgary Flames needed a total team effort to beat the Nashville Predators and get back into playoff position in the Western Conference. Lance Bouma had two goals, and Michael Ferland, Kris Russell, and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, who snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory on Sunday. ''Tonight, I really believed that we played what I would say is our...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

3rd period surge powers Wild to 4-2 victory over Calgary

CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 18: Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames battles Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 18, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) “Anyway you want it, that’s the way you need it, anyway you want it, she said anyway you want it, that’s the way you need it,”...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Three concerns for the stretch drive

As Calgary Flames followers, we all didn’t expect the playoffs this year. In fact, for most of the season, as the Flames have stuck around the playoff race, fans could be described as Fonzy-like: wearing a leather coat and leaning against the juke box as pundits around them talked about the unsustainability of the Flames […] The post Calgary Flames: Three concerns for the stretch...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs drop pivotal matchup with the Flames

The Colorado Avalanche dropped a pivotal matchup with the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday. Former Avalanche forward David Jones led the way for the Flames with one goal and one assist. The Avalanche were unable to convert on three power play opportunities while outshooting the Flames 27-26. “They deserve credit for the thing they’ve done,” Avalanche head...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Bouma, David Jones supply offense in Flames' win over Avs

  Lance Bouma and David Jones had a goal and an assist each to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, and Kari Ramo made 25 saves to earn his 15th win of the season. Calgary held onto third place in the Pacific Division, ahead of the Los Angeles Kings, who won at New Jersey earlier Monday. Gabriel...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: continuing to prove critics wrong

There have been a few notable surprises for the NHL in the 2014-2015 season, such as the mumps and the emergence of the Nashville Predators as a Western Conference powerhouse. One of the more interesting surprises, however, has been the Calgary Flames. Many speculated that the Flames were going to be a bottom feeder Western Conference team. After finishing 27th in the 2013-2014 season...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Thriving off Elite Top Line and Resilient Defense

Karri Ramo #31 of the Calgary Flames tracks the puck as Chris VandeVelde #76 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks for a scoring opportunity at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) After falling out of a playoff spot briefly, the Calgary Flames reclaimed their third-place seat in the Pacific division...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Fuels Flames’ 4-1 Win with Three-Point Performance

Dennis Wideman #6, Johnny Gaudreau #13 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The NHL is quickly becoming the Johnny Gaudreau show. After hearing endless hypothesizing prior to the season about how Gaudreau’s size...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Ferland Making his Mark for Calgary Flames in Pivotal Match-Up against Flyers

Michael Ferland #79 of the Calgary Flames jumps over the boards for a shift against the Anaheim Ducks at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 11, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames are currently leading the Philadelphia Flyers 2–1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary is in dire need of a win after dropping their...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Is the success sustainable?

As the Flames continue on their unexpected journey towards the possibility of a playoff berth, it’s important to look back on the 2014-15 season and to try to figure out why they are successful and if this is something that is sustainable. The advanced statistics crowd argues that the Flames are winning with smoke and […] The post Calgary Flames: Is the success sustainable? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The resurgence of Dennis Wideman

If Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley is going to get consideration for the Jack Adams award for coach of the year, its not because he’s a tactical genius, or because of his line management. It’s because of how he’s managed to motivate this team and install a incredibly resilient culture during his time here. […] The post The resurgence of Dennis Wideman appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
16 days ago  |  Discuss

David Schlemko scores fantastic shootout goal for Flames win (GIF)

Calgary Flames defenseman David Schlemko definitely made an impression in his first game with his new team with a fantastic shootout goal that gave the Flames a 4-3 victory over Boston.In the eighth round of the shootout, Schlemko threw Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask off balance with multiple fakes before tapping it into the net.Schlemko was claimed off waivers by the Flames just this...
Via Holdout Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: David Schlemko makes the shootout look easy

We’ve seen a lot of incredible shootout goals this season, but few have looked as easy as David Schlemko’s effort against the Boston Bruins. This one-handed effort is silky and smooth and completely confuses Tuukka Rask. Unfortunately, this GIF cuts off right before what was sure to be another Rask meltdown. The post GIF: David Schlemko makes the shootout look easy appeared...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Goalie Karri Ramo Denies Daniel Paille’s One-Time Attempt (Video)

Daniel Paille was on a hot streak entering Thursday night, having scored two goals in his last three games. Karri Ramo made sure that trend didn’t continue. Paille’s Boston Bruins already led the Calgary Flames 1-0 in the first period when Loui Eriksson found Paille for a short-range one-timer that seemed earmarked for the net. Yet Ramo had other plans...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

David Schlemko Scores Filthy Shootout Winner In Debut With Calgary Flames

After being acquired off waivers from the Dallas Stars over the weekend, defenseman David Schlemko made his debut for the Calgary Flames on Thursday night in Boston. It didn’t take Schlemko very long to be a difference-maker for his new squad, as he delivered an absolutely gorgeous game-winning goal in the shootout to defeat the Bruins. The Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Playing Key Role For Calgary Flames In Rookie Season

BOSTON — Johnny Gaudreau skated at TD Garden on Thursday morning for the first time as an NHL player. The former Boston College Eagles forward is in his rookie season for the Calgary Flames, who will take on the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Flames were predicted by many experts and fans to finish near the bottom of the standings and be in the mix to select top prospects...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Sportsnet has no idea what Mark Giordano looks like

The injuries to Patrick Kane and Mark Giordano were devastating to their respective teams. Which team will suffer the most? That’s exactly what Sportsnet asked, but they made one huge mistake. this is not good — Rich Miller (@pensbender) March 5, 2015 Boy, Giordano looks a lot like P.K. Subban. The post Photo: Sportsnet has no idea what Mark Giordano...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hudler, Flames burn Flyers in OT

Through two periods, the Flyers didn't look like a team that believed in a playoff run. The third was a different story. The Flyers roared back and erased a two-goal deficit to force overtime and close the playoff gap to five.  But they could do no better as Jiri Hudler scored in overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center...
Via Flyerdelphia
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Acquire Curtis Glencross From Flames For Two Draft Picks

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have traded Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals. The 32-year-old forward is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has nine goals and 19 assists in 53 games this season for Calgary, which is in the playoff race but wasn’t likely to re-sign him. The Flames also claimed defenseman David Schlemko off waivers from the Dallas...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

CAPS Acquire Curtis Glencross from Calgary

The Washington Capitals have made their second significant trade before Monday’s trade deadline.  The Capitals added a forward to their mix, by acquiring Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames in exchange for second and third round draft selections. Glencross had a no-trade clause in his current contract.  Glencross agreed to waive his clause to come to Washington.  He is...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Beat Bruins Thanks To Bizarre Goal In Final Seconds Of Overtime

The Flames climbed back from a 3-0 deficit against the Bruins on Monday night in Calgary, forcing an overtime that ended in their favor thanks to one of the most bizarre goals we’ve seen this season. TJ Brodie wound up getting the game-winner when his half-hearted backhander towards net was deflected by the stick of Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

GIFs: Joni Ortio makes two incredible glove saves

The goaltending situation in Calgary is a pretty confusing one. There’s a possibility the Flames will roll with three goaltenders (Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio), but head coach Bob Hartley has said that he hates the idea of using roster space on a third netminder and will play the situation by ear. Well, Ortio may have made that decision a bit more difficult with two...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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