Flames Rumors & News

  • Oilers earn shootout win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- It was not a game that will be remembered amongst the classic Battle of Alberta encounters of years past. It was tight-checking. It was tense. Scoring chances were at a premium. However, the Edmonton Oilers aren't going to cry too much about the lack of entertainment..." January 15

  • Palmieri helps Devils rebound with win in Calgary

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Having not found the back of the net in four straight games, Kyle Palmieri was all smiles after snapping his slump on Friday. What made it even better was that his goal and assist helped lead his New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank..." January 14

  • Big Contract Decision with Bennett

    The Hockey Writers "Expectations have always been sky high for Sam Bennett, especially since the former OHL standout was picked by the Calgary Flames fourth overall in the 2014 entry draft. After a solid yet unspectacular rookie season last year that saw Bennett notch 18 goals and 36 points, most expected the young..." January 14

  • Brouwer back for Flames, after missing eight games with broken finger

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary will get a boost at forward on Friday night, as veteran winger Troy Brouwer returns from an eight-game absence after breaking his finger on Dec. 23. Brouwer announced this morning he’s good to go, and expects to be skating on a line with Sean Monahan and Kris Versteeg when the Flames..." January 13

  • Hamilton goal lifts Flames past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Chad Johnson won the battle of Calgary-raised goalies on Wednesday. Johnson made two big stops on Mikkel Boedker -- one on a late penalty shot and the other on a breakaway with nine seconds left -- to pull out a 3-2 win for the Calgary Flames over Aaron Dell and the San..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Hellebuyck makes 28 saves as Jets blank Flames

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- In an ironic twist, the Winnipeg Jets paid homage to their high-flying past with perhaps their best defensive effort of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames at MTS Centre on Monday night. Wearing their retro Heritage Classic jerseys, which were unveiled..." January 09

  • Flames halt Canucks' six-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Corey Johnson made sure the Calgary Flames didn't lose another game they shouldn't have on Saturday. The goaltender was stellar in making 27 stops to lead the Flames to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks, one night after Calgary fell to the same Canucks despite..." January 08

  • Canucks' win streak reaches six

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- They will take the victory, but the Vancouver Canucks know they were lucky to extend their winning streak to six games. The Canucks were outshot 46-13 but still managed to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 Friday night. Markus Granlund scored two goals and..." January 07

  • Backlund keeps streaking in Flames win vs. Avs

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund continued his torrid scoring streak at the expense of the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. Backlund ran his goal-scoring streak to five straight games as the Flames downed the Avalanche 4-1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "When you get rewarded the..." January 05

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Frolik, Elliott help Flames frolic past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- It's safe to say that Michael Frolik likes playing against the Arizona Coyotes. Frolik had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It was his first goal in 21 games since he..." January 01

  • Third-period surge carries Ducks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Jakob Silfverberg's split-second decision led to his third game-winning goal of the season as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday. Playing in his 300th NHL game, Silfverberg fired a shot into the top corner, past goalie Chad Johnson's blocker, at..." December 30

  • Gaudreau, Backlund power Flames past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Calgary Flames turned a quick business trip to Denver into a successful one. Johnny Gaudreau and Mikael Backlund had two goals and an assist apiece, and the Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 Tuesday night. Kris Versteeg added a goal and an assist, and Sam Bennett..." December 28

  • Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk among pack of eligibles unavailable for World Junior

    Calgary Sun "It was on Matthew Tkachuk’s career checklist — to score an opportunity to skate for Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. Just once, though. Been there. (A year ago, in Helsinki, Finland.) Done that. (Finished fourth on the tournament scoring charts, too, with four..." December 27

  • Flames goaltending prospect suits up for U.S.A

    Calgary Sun "Tyler Parsons always wanted to serve for the United States. Long before he laced up skates, strapped on pads or was selected by the Calgary Flames in the 2016 NHL Draft, that was his dream. Today, Parsons’ focus is stopping pucks on the international stage. Now that he's emerged as one of..." December 26

  • Giordano's two goals ignite Flames in 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mark Giordano has gone through games this season where he hasn't had many scoring chances at all. Friday wasn't one of those nights as the veteran defenseman scored twice to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks at the Scotiabank Saddledome...." December 24

  • Donskoi tallies two goals as Sharks stop Flames

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A healthy scratch means a hockey player's game must improve. Clearly, Joonas Donskoi received the message. San Jose's second-year forward notched the first multi-goal game of his career on Tuesday to spark the San Jose Sharks to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at SAP..." December 21

  • Flames revive power play in 4-2 win over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Calgary general manager Brad Treliving cited his club's special teams play as a key issue in the Flames' 5-10-1 start this season. That area is no longer a problem. Mikael Backlund, Troy Brouwer and Kris Versteeg scored power-play goals, and a shaky Brian Elliott..." December 20

  • Matthew Lombardi Retires

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s a name that hasn’t been heard in the NHL in a few years, and now never will again. Former two-way specialist and long-time Calgary Flames center Matthew Lombardi announced his retirement from pro hockey this weekend at the age of 34. The defensive forward has played the past three seasons..." December 20

  • Jackets defeat Flames to extend winning streak to 8

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Columbus Blue Jackets are looking like the force is with them these days. Four different players scored Friday and they were solid throughout the lineup in extending their winning streak to eight games with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. Boone Jenner,..." December 17

  • Killorn, Boyle lead Lightning over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- When Alex Killorn scored a short-handed goal 37 seconds into the third period to give his Tampa Bay Lightning a four-goal lead, he didn't really think too much of it at the time. The Calgary Flames then responded with two goals in 21 seconds to pull within two goals..." December 15

  • Flames fans finally seeing the dangerous Dougie Hamilton they expected

    Sportsnet "Dougie Hamilton is the poster boy for the Calgary Flames recent turnaround. Oh sure, the two Johnnys — Gaudreau and Chad Johnson — are the main catalysts. But it’s the 23-year-old defenceman who symbolizes how far the Flames have come of late. As part of the club’s six-game winning..." December 12

  • Hamilton scores twice as Flames win sixth straight

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Dougie Hamilton was the subject of trade talk just one month ago but if he was truly available then he's certainly not now. The Calgary Flames defenseman scored twice and added an assist Saturday during a four-goal second period as the Calgary Flames dumped the Winnipeg..." December 11

  • Streaking Flames edge Coyotes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving cited three keys to his team's recent surge: special teams, the goaltending of Chad Johnson and the improved performance of the top players. All three were on display Thursday at Gila River Arena. Captain Mark Giordano scored a..." December 09

  • Dougie Hamilton emerging as blue-line force for Calgary

    Fanrag Sports "Brad Treliving won’t be going back to Toronto any time soon. “I go to watch a game and all hell breaks loose,” Calgary’s general manager said Wednesday. “I’m never coming back to that city. Brutal place.” Treliving was joking, but he was also using humor to disguise his distaste for the..." December 08

  • Johnson, Flames hold off Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Calgary Flames have been one of the NHL's top road teams this season. Thanks to a goal and an assist each from Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan and Chad Johnson stopping 29 of 30 shots, that trend continued in a 2-1 win against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday at American Airlines..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Gaudreau returns to lead Flames past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Sitting out 10 games was enough for Johnny Gaudreau. The 23-year-old left winger made a triumphant return to action on Sunday with a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames trounced the Anaheim Ducks 8-3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "I was just itching to get back..." December 05

  • Gaudreau expected back more than 3 weeks ahead of schedule

    Sportsnet "Johnny Gaudreau says he is ready to go. The diminutive forward is expected to make his return to the Calgary lineup on Sunday, when the Flames host the Anaheim Ducks." December 04

  • Flames hand Wild 3rd straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames were supposed to fall apart without Johnny Gaudreau but instead they have flourished. Kris Versteeg and Sean Monahan scored in a shootout Friday to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild at the Scotiabank Saddledome, leaving the..." December 03

  • Boudreau on Johnny Hockey Slashgate: Flames "making mountains out of molehills"

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Finally, after being in Calgary for a month, the Wild and the Flames play tonight. Russo multi-media today: Sirius/XM Radio at 2:33 p.m. CT, NHL Network at 3:05 p.m. CT, KFAN at 5:15 p.m. CT and then Fox Sports North +++++++++++ during the pregame show and first intermission. Devan Dubnyk..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Dougie Hamilton just might be on Toronto’s radar

    Toronto Star "This being Calgary, the first question should probably be, what’s going wrong out here? The Flames had the worst goal differential in the league going into Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs (who sat at a respectably mediocre minus-1 on the season, 19 goals ahead of the Johnny..." December 01

  • Dougie Hamilton Rumors “Completely False”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In what almost seemed like a coordinated attack, the Calgary Flames front office took the national spotlight caused by hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight to explain that Dougie Hamilton is firmly not on the trade block. When speaking to media prior to the morning skate, GM Brad Treliving..." November 30

  • ‘Calgary is definitely listening on Dougie Hamilton’

    Fanrag Sports "Dougie Hamilton continues to see his name pop up in the trade rumor mill, despite there having been little of substance to connect him to the possibility of being traded. Or is there something there? The Maple Leafs embark on a three-game Western Canadian road trip this week, taking on the..." November 29

  • Hickey's OT goal lifts Islanders past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the New York Islanders, squeaking out a flawed victory sure beats suffering yet another well-played defeat. Defenseman Thomas Hickey scored 1:53 into overtime Monday night as the skidding Islanders at least momentarily righted themselves with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary..." November 28

  • Stolarz makes history as Flyers beat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With more than 30 friends and family members in attendance, Anthony Stolarz became the first New Jersey-born goaltender to play and win an NHL game Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Stolarz allowed a goal on just the second shot he faced, but settled down to stop 29 of..." November 27

  • Flames call up Jankowski, their first-round pick in 2012

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames have called up forward Mark Jankowski from the AHL’s Stockton Heat. Yes, the same Mark Jankowski that former assistant GM John Weisbrod once compared to Joe Nieuwendyk. Jankowski has three goals and nine assists in 13 games for the Heat. This is his first full season as a..." November 25

  • Calgary’s goalies symptomatic of league-wide performance swings

    Sportsnet "Chad Johnson is making away with the No. 1 job in Calgary, with a pair of shutouts in his past five games and a save percentage that has grown to .922. Of course, it was not supposed to go this way when Flames general manager wheeled goalie Brian Elliott out of St. Louis at the draft, then..." November 25

  • Johnson, Flames burn Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Chad Johnson had a rather a simple explanation for his current hot goaltending. "The guys are just doing a good job and I'm getting results," the veteran journeyman said after stopping 35 shots, 19 in the third period, to lead the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Boston..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Johnson, Flames blank Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets weren't shut out all season until Chad Johnson and the Calgary Flames came to town Wednesday. Johnson made 34 saves, and the Flames earned a 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Johnson made nine saves in the third period,..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22