Flames Rumors & News

  • Theo Fleury on Matthew Tkachuk’s elbow: ‘I love it’

    Sportsnet "He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid. To be a rookie and play like that is a little surprising.” — Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty, on Matthew Tkachuk. “I love it,” Theo Fleury was saying Tuesday afternoon, picking up the phone to chat about a young Calgary Flame that has opponents..." March 22

  • Oshie scores 30th as Caps down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- T.J. Oshie accomplished a lot in his career, but one thing the right winger was unable to check off his list was scoring 30 goals in a season -- until Tuesday. Oshie's second-period tally not only helped him reach that plateau, but it also was also critical in the Washington..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Matthew Tkachuk suspended two games

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has been suspended for two games, without pay, for elbowing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty during NHL Game No. 1069 in Calgary on Sunday, March 19, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred..." March 21

  • Monahan, Gaudreau push Flames past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Los Angeles Kings are one game closer to the end of their season. Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau each recorded three points, and the Calgary Flames skated to a 5-2 win over the Kings on Sunday. Los Angeles (34-30-7) remains six points back of the Nashville..." March 20

  • Tkachuk to face hearing after elbowing Doughty in match against Kings

    Calgary Herald "Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk has a hearing Monday with the NHL’s Player Safety Department. The league disciplinarians are taking a closer look at Tkachuk’s elbow on Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty in Sunday’s tight-checking contest at the Saddledome, a 5-2 triumph for the..." March 20

  • Marchand, Crosby, Elliott named NHL's 3 stars of the week

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Calgary Flames goaltender Brian Elliott have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 19. FIRST STAR - BRAD MARCHAND, LW, BOSTON BRUINS Marchand led the NHL with 5-4-9 in three games -..." March 20

  • Doughty calls out Tkachuk: 'He's a pretty dirty player, that kid'

    Sporting News "Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk's chin-high elbow on the Kings' Drew Doughty in Sunday's game likely will get the league's attention. The late first-period elbow knocked Doughty down and out for the rest of the period. He returned in the second period of a 5-2 Flames win but afterward offered a..." March 20

  • Flames' Ferland under observation for mumps

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames will be without Micheal Ferland tonight when they face the L.A. Kings. The Flames announced Sunday that Ferland is now under observation for the mumps, a disease which has affected members of the Canucks and Wild this season, following an outbreak during the 2014-15..." March 20

  • Flames sign U.S. junior gold medalist Tyler Parsons to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames signed goaltender Tyler Parsons and forward Ryan Lomberg to entry-level contracts on Sunday. Parsons’s deal is for three years while Lomberg’s is a two-year, two-way contract that begins next season. Calgary selected Parsons in the second round (54th overall) of the 2016..." March 20

  • Back from illness, Elliott leads Flames past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Brian Elliott got back in his routine on Friday, won the battle with the flu and beat the Dallas Stars. The Flames goalie returned from his sick bed to make 24 saves and earn his 10th consecutive win as Calgary posted a 3-1 win. Elliott missed Calgary's loss to the..." March 18

  • Backes leads Bruins to win in Calgary

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- A heart-and-soul effort by David Backes helped the Boston Bruins extend their winning streak to four games in a row. After crashing hard into the boards late in the first period, Backes returned in the second to score the game-winning goal as the Bruins beat the Calgary..." March 16

  • Flames beat Penguins in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Kris Versteeg wasn't even alive when the Atlanta Flames reeled off 10 straight wins from Oct. 14 to Nov. 3, 1978. By scoring the lone goal of the shootout in a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, Versteeg helped the Calgary Flames tie that franchise record of..." March 14

  • Elliott hot in goal as Flames blanks Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Calgary Flames channelled the ghosts of Tom Lysiak, Willi Plett and Guy Chouinard as they posted their ninth consecutive victory on Saturday night, a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Brian Elliott stopped 31 shots to post his second shutout of the season, second in..." March 11

  • Gaudreau's 4-point night powers Flames past Habs

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Johnny Gaudreau was happy to chip in offensively, but he was even more impressed with the play of goalie Brian Elliott. Gaudreau had a goal and three assists as the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Thursday for their eighth consecutive win, while Elliott..." March 10

  • Gaudreau, Muzzin hit with diving fines

    TSN "The National Hockey League handed a pair of $2,000 fines for diving on Friday, to Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau and Los Angeles Kings defenceman Jake Muzzin. Both players had previously received warnings from the league for received the fines for the second infractions of the..." March 10

  • Calgary Flames shooting for record-matching eighth straight win

    Calgary Sun "Lanny, Chopper, Killer & Co. celebrated eight consecutive victories during their Stanley Cup-winning campaign in 1989. Theo & Friends repeated that feat a few years later. Jarome and Kipper were co-starring when the Calgary Flames rolled to eight straight again in 2005. And now, the..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Flames jump out early to beat Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames are hitting their stride at the right time of the season. The Flames scored four goals on five shots in the first period on Sunday and skated away with their seventh consecutive win, 5-2 over the New York Islanders. Michael Frolik, TJ Brodie,..." March 05

  • Why Mikael Backlund has become the Flames’ most impactful centre

    Sportsnet "While Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan get all the press coming out of Calgary, if you ask Flames fans in the know who has been the biggest driver of success on that team for the last few seasons, you’re likely to hear the name Mikael Backlund. Backlund has flown under the radar as an excellent..." March 05

  • Backlund's OT tally lifts Flames over Wings

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames keep finding ways to get wins. Mikael Backlund took his turn to be the hero for the Flames on Friday by scoring at 3:56 of overtime to lead Calgary to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings at the Scotiabank Saddledome. On a two-on-one with Mark..." March 04

  • Lazar a good acquisition by Flames GM

    Calgary Herald "Throughout weeks of rampant speculation about the type of players available to the Flames and other clubs, the name Curtis Lazar was rarely uttered. But just because he wasn’t on most people’s radar doesn’t mean the Flames weren’t keenly interested in the 22-year-old with one of the more..." March 02

  • Brodie goal lifts Flames past Kings in OT

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- TJ Brodie saw an opportunity in overtime and took full advantage of it. Brodie jumped on the ice and was the beneficiary of a nice breakaway pass from Mikael Backlund. He then sped into the offensive zone and backhanded a shot past L.A. goalie Ben Bishop at 1:47 of the..." March 01

  • Senators trade Lazar to Flames for Jokipakka

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Curtis Lazar to the Calgary Flames, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. The Senators also sent Mike Kostka to Calgary for defenceman Jyrki Jokipakka and a second-round pick. Lazar, 21, has no goals and one assists in 33 games this..." March 01

  • Gaudreau's been good on the road this season

    Calgary Sun "Johnny Gaudreau’s offensive stat-line isn’t nearly as eye-popping this season, but it’s not all bad news. In fact, the Calgary Flames marquee man is up in one noteworthy category — points on the road. After being hammered on for his lack of production away from the Saddledome last winter,..." February 26

  • Flames down Hurricanes to finish hot road trip

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Calgary Flames found all sorts of souvenirs on their trip to the Southeast. Most notably, they'll take a bunch of points they earned back home. Johnny Gaudreau scored two goals and provided an assist as the Flames completed a splendid road trip by defeating the..." February 26

  • Johnson, Flames hand Panthers third straight home loss

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Thanks to solid goaltending, this is becoming a marvelous road trip for the Calgary Flames. But for the Florida Panthers, this has the makings of a miserable string of home games. Chad Johnson made 36 saves, and Matt Tkachuk dished out two assists to lead Calgary to a..." February 24

  • Dennis Wideman open to waiving no-move clause for trade

    Calgary Herald "If the Calgary Flames can find a trade taker for Dennis Wideman, the 33-year-old defenceman isn’t going to stand in the way. Wideman’s contract includes a full no-movement clause, giving him the right to kibosh any potential swap, but he told Postmedia after Thursday’s morning skate in Tampa..." February 24

  • Flames get road win at Tampa Bay

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Down a goal early, the Calgary Flames got two goals in 81 seconds in the second period, then held on a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night at Amalie Arena. "That's a big road win. They're a good hockey team that's playing really well right now," said Calgary..." February 23

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Flames win wild one in Nashville

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A wild, high-scoring game came to an appropriately bizarre finish Tuesday. Flames captain Mark Giordano's centering pass struck Nashville Predators left winger Filip Forsberg's left skate and skittered into the net 43 seconds into overtime, enabling Calgary to rally for a..." February 22

  • Coyotes trade Michael Stone to Calgary for draft picks

    Arizona Sports "The Coyotes’ first move before the trade deadline came Monday when they traded defenseman Michael Stone to Calgary for the Flames’ third-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2018 on Monday. The conditional pick kicks in if Calgary re-signs Stone. The Coyotes made the deal official..." February 20

  • Tanev's OT goal lifts Canucks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Goaltender Ryan Miller was satisfied with the victory, but wasn't happy the Vancouver Canucks needed overtime to defeat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Saturday night. Miller played brilliantly most of the night but gave up a goal with only six seconds left in the..." February 19

  • Gaudreau, Gulutzan going through growing pains

    Sportsnet "Johnny Gaudreau and his new coach, Glen Gulutzan, are going through the growing pains that so many star players have gone through with head coaches. Think Ken Hitchcock-Brett Hull or Nazem Kadri-Mike Babcock. The coach wants his highest-paid forward — Gaudreau is tied with defenceman and..." February 18

  • Tkachuk, Flames top Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Playing in just his 54th NHL game, left winger Matthew Tkachuk knew just how much was at stake on Wednesday night. Tkachuk scored once and set up the game-winning goal by TJ Brodie as his Calgary Flames beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome...." February 16

  • Flames ink d-man Bartkowski to PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary made a roster move on Wednesday, signing blueliner Matt Bartkowski to a professional tryout. Bartkowski, 28, has spent all of this season with Boston’s AHL affiliate in Providence, scoring 10 points in 34 games. His last NHL action came in ’15-16, when he scored 18 points in 80 games..." February 15

  • Why Glen Gulutzan demoted Johnny Gaudreau to the fourth line

    Sportsnet "Tis a dangerous game for a first-year coach to demote his star player to the fourth line. Especially when said player is signed for six more years and is the key to making the playoffs in the midst of a tense wild card race. Yet, there was Johnny Gaudreau Monday night, dangling alongside Matt..." February 15

  • Coyotes, Smith shut down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Smith saved his Arizona Coyotes teammates on Monday night as he has done many times in the past. Smith made 19 of his 36 saves in the first period and backstopped the Coyotes to a 5-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames. Smith picked up his second shutout of..." February 14

  • Coyotes, Smith shut down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Smith saved his Arizona Coyotes teammates on Monday night as he has done many times in the past. Smith made 19 of his 36 saves in the first period and backstopped the Coyotes to a 5-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames. Smith picked up his second shutout of..." February 14

  • Flames edge Penguins in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- To those watching, it appeared that Kris Versteeg pulled off a couple of deft dekes. He remembered it a little differently. "Sometimes you close your eyes and it goes in. So I was lucky there," Versteeg said Tuesday after he scored the only goal in a shootout to lift the..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Kreider's goal allows Rangers to extinguish Flames

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers were far from their best at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon. For the first time in a while, however, they found a way to win on their home ice without their "A" game. Chris Kreider scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and..." February 05

  • Backlund fuels Flames to OT win over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- While the Calgary Flames found a way to rally for an important 4-3 overtime victory on the road Friday night, the New Jersey Devils continued their recent misery on home ice losing for the seventh consecutive time at the Prudential Center. The Flames (27-24-3) erased a 3-2..." February 03

  • Monahan powers Flames past Wild

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames continue to have an answer for the best team in their conference, the Minnesota Wild. Sean Monahan scored two power-play goals and Brian Elliott made 28 saves and the Flames bounced the Wild 5-1 on Wednesday. "That was a team game starting with..." February 02

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30