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  • Tkachuk parents proud and nervous as sons set to battle (again)

    Sportsnet "Matthew Tkachuk still remembers that night at the Savvis Center when his split-second decision led to bloodshed still discussed today. “I saw his back turned and that he was in a vulnerable position and just buried him from behind,” admitted the 21-year old Calgary Flames..." February 23

  • Mats Zuccarello's four best fits as Rangers sell at deadline

    Sporting News "No, those aren't boos — those are "Zuuuuucs" that echo around Madison Square Garden. But with the NHL's trade deadline fast approaching and the Rangers in sell mode, the question is: How much longer will Mats Zuccarello be around to hear them? Zuccarello,..." February 18

  • Flames looking inward for answers to goaltending questions

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames are looking for a starting goaltender. No, not via the trade market. From within. The question is which one will start in the playoffs. Mike Smith’s early struggles, combined with David Rittich’s steady brilliance, have prompted many to..." February 17

  • Flames want to maintain stability amid Trade Deadline pressure, GM says

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames have an extra factor to weigh if they are considering moves prior to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline. When do you reach the point of too much change? The Flames have surged this season after making major personnel moves in the past two..." February 17

  • Rittich ready for bigger role with Flames as playoffs approach

    NHL.com "David Rittich has earned the nickname Big Save Dave to go along with the starting goalie job for the Calgary Flames, but he may need to become Big Game Dave when the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin in April. It might be a big step for a 26-year-old whose only playoff experience in North..." February 16

  • Flames looking to hold on to draft picks

    NHL.com "The Flames are looking to improve their chances for a run at the Stanley Cup but general manager Brad Treliving said he is more mindful than ever of the price it takes to add players, given Calgary's experience at the 2018 NHL Draft. Calgary did not have a pick in the first three..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Flames’ Neal finding ‘Real Deal’ form could be all the boost team needs

    Sportsnet "Like most playoff-bound teams in the NHL, the Calgary Flames approach the trade deadline in search of a proven goal-scorer to add depth to their offensive arsenal. Ideally they’d love a 20- to 30-goal threat who has been through the grind of an extensive playoff run or two, with..." February 14

  • Giordano: Flames 'feel like we're sliding' after another loss

    The Score "Mark Giordano knows his team has struggled lately, and he feels a sense of urgency to turn things around. The Calgary Flames captain expressed as much and looked ahead to the team's next game against the Florida Panthers after a 6-3 defeat to the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning..." February 13

  • Flames prospect tries to jump into crowd and fight fan who threw garbage at him

    Yahoo! Sports "Martin Pospisil is in hot water after he was caught on video trying to climb into the crowd and fight with a fan. The Calgary Flames prospect, who is playing with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers, was in the penalty box when garbage was allegedly thrown at him from the..." February 13

  • Calgary Flames' James Neal has teeth fly out of mouth after he's high-sticked

    USA Today "Hockey players are a dentist's dream. Between flying pucks and wayward sticks, there are plenty of opportunities to keep a dentist busy. But what happened to Calgary Flames forward James Neal on Saturday night against the Vancouver Canucks seemed bizarre, even by NHL..." February 10

  • Tkachuk says Matthews' 5-year deal 'set the bar'

    Calgary Sun "Seeing Auston Matthews sign a big-money deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs doesn’t seem to have changed Matthew Tkachuk’s schedule for signing a new contract himself. Like Matthews was before Tuesday, the Calgary Flames youngster is set to become a restricted free agent..." February 07

  • Flames face several challenges in transition to new No. 1 goalie

    NHL.com "I've always said attitude dictates altitude. This saying applies especially to goalies. As the Calgary Flames transition to David Rittich from Mike Smith as the No. 1 goalie, they need a positive attitude from each while trying to hold on to the top spot in the Western..." February 07

  • Five teams that should call about Jimmy Howard

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the third year in a row the Detroit Red Wings are going to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs and that means with the NHL trade deadline fast approaching they should be looking to sell off all of their pending unrestricted free agents to the highest bidder. As well as any other..." February 07

  • Flames' D Hamonic leaves with LBI

    TSN "Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic did not return to Friday's game against the Washington Capitals because of a lower-body injury. Hamonic went to the Flames' dresing room after getting tangled up in front of the Calgary net with Jakub Vrana. The Caps went on to win..." February 02

  • Gaudreau leads 3 Stars of the Month

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau, New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner and Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of January.   FIRST STAR - JOHNNY GAUDREAU, LW, CALGARY..." February 01

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • The Flames are scoring shorthanded goals at an alarming rate

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "We did it, folks! We’ve made it to the break, and because we here at Matchsticks and Gasoline are dedicated to our craft and love you a whole bunch, we’re here to deliver you some sweet, sweet bye-week content. And we’re going to be talking about what’s almost certainly..." January 28

  • Gaudreau wins puck control for second straight year at All-Star Skills

    NHL.com "Johnny Gaudreau modeled his game after Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane long before they competed in the Gatorade NHL Puck Control event at the 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills on Friday. The similarities are clear: The Calgary Flames forward is 5-foot-9, 165 pounds; Kane is 5-10,..." January 26

  • Gaudreau's father to join Pacific team on bench for All-Star tournament

    The Score "Johnny Gaudreau's All-Star squad will have some added insight at its disposal Saturday. The star forward's father, Guy, will join the Pacific Division team on the bench for the three-on-three tournament after being invited to do so by head coach Bill Peters, according to..." January 26

  • Bennett growing into role with Pacific Division-leading Flames

    NHL.com "Sam Bennett's journey to become an effective, hard-to-play-against forward for the Calgary Flames this season had its speed bumps and detours. It even had a spell where the No. 4 pick of the 2014 NHL Draft sensed he was off course. "Before, I think I was kind of..." January 20

  • Rittich’s emergence helping Flames look like a legitimate contender

    Sportsnet "For a few seasons now, it’s been my view that the Calgary Flames were underachieving based on the quality of their roster, and the style they play. This season, though, everything seems to be clicking perfectly, with captain Mark Giordano putting forth a Norris quality season and Johnny..." January 19

  • Hamonic back with Flames, missed two games with daughter in hospital

    Calgary Sun "Nothing puts life into perspective faster than an emergency trip to the hospital. But when it involves your child, time stops entirely. Over the weekend, Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic and his wife Stephanie were forced to rush their eight-month old daughter to the..." January 18

  • Flames winger James Neal to miss game vs. Sabres with illness

    Sportsnet "James Neal will be unavailable for the Calgary Flames when they take on the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday while he battles an illness. Additionally, defenceman Travis Hamonic will miss his second straight game while dealing with a personal matter. Neal has four goals and 10..." January 16

  • Flames to retire Iginla's No. 12

    The Score "The Calgary Flames will announce Thursday their plans to retire former captain Jarome Iginla's No. 12, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon. After not suiting up for the 2017-18 campaign, Iginla returned to Calgary last summer to officially announce his retirement following..." January 16

  • How David Rittich saved the Flames' season

    ESPN "The Calgary Flames enter Wednesday night's game (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+) against the Buffalo Sabres as the top team in the Western Conference, stashing 30 wins in 47 games. Only the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning have a better record league-wide. Sure, it helps when Johnny Gaudreau and..." January 16

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Will the Blue Jackets trade Sergei Bobrovsky? Here are six potential landing spots for the veteran goalie

    CBS Sports "Some surprising news came out Columbus on Thursday afternoon when the Blue Jackets announced that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky would be absent from the team during their game against the Nashville Predators. There wasn't a lot of information given with that announcement, but the language of..." January 10

  • What Could Interest the Flames on Selling Teams?

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "With the calendar now well into 2019, the Calgary Flames are sitting in first place in the Pacific Division with 58 points, and are a comfortable 13 points up on the fourth place Anaheim Ducks. It’s safe to say that barring collapse that the Flames will be a playoff team..." January 10

  • Flames’ Curtis Lazar feels ready for an NHL return

    Sportsnet "Making history earlier this year when he became the first known NHLer to ask for a demotion to the minors, Curtis Lazar now has another request. He wants to come back. More to the point, he feels ready to do so. “I definitely think I’m ready for that..." January 06

  • NHL announces coaches for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today that Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic), Paul Maurice of the Winnipeg Jets (Central), Todd Reirden of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan) and Bill Peters of the Calgary Flames (Pacific) will serve as the head coaches for the 2019 Honda..." January 05

  • Calgary Flames Looking For Left-Handed Defenseman

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have one of the deepest defense corps in the entire NHL, with several young options pushing for regular roles and a captain playing at a Norris-caliber level even late in his career. Still, they are apparently looking to add to the group. Both Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic..." January 02

  • Flames' Sam Bennett avoids disciplinary hearing for hit on Sharks' Simek

    Yardbarker "The Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett doesn’t have to worry about anything as Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports that forward will not receive any supplementary discipline from the Department of Player Safety for his hit on Radim Simek Monday night. With the..." January 01

  • Jets, Flames to play Heritage Classic in Regina next season

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames will participate in the NHL Heritage Classic on Oct. 26 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, commissioner Gary Bettman announced during the Winter Classic on Tuesday. Mosaic Stadium is home to the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders and holds..." January 01

  • Agent questions Flames use of Michael Frolik

    TSN "Agent Allan Walsh was not impressed by the Calgary Flames making his client Michael Frolik a healthy scratch for Saturday's loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Walsh took to Twitter on Sunday to question the decision-making of Flames head coach Bill..." December 31

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Jets' Dustin Byfuglien fined $2,500 for slashing Flames' Johnny Gaudreau

    Sporting News "The NHL has fined Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien $2,500 for slashing Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau during the teams' game Thursday in Winnipeg, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Friday. The incident happened at 17:51 of the third period, and Byfuglien was..." December 28

  • Flames activate Frolik off IR

    The Score "The Calgary Flames removed forward Michael Frolik from injured reserve on Saturday ahead of their game against the St. Louis Blues. The 30-year-old has missed the Flames' last 15 games due to an ankle injury. Prior to that he had posted seven goals in 20 games. " December 22

  • Re-Signing Matthew Tkachuk Is “Priority One” For Calgary Flames

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Despite their recent two-game losing streak, the Calgary Flames woke up today still comfortably in first place in the Pacific Division, four points ahead of both the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks. The team is also tied with the Winnipeg Jets for the best goal differential in the entire..." December 21

  • Monahan healthy again, having career year for Flames

    NHL.com "Sean Monahan isn't taking his good health for granted while he's building an NHL career-best season with the Calgary Flames. The 24-year-old center scored his Flames-leading 21st goal of the season in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Saddledome on..." December 21

  • Flames’ James Neal to miss game vs. Stars with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames forward James Neal will miss Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Stars with an upper-body injury. He will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Calgary. It’s unclear when Neal suffered the injury. He only took three shifts in the third period..." December 18

  • Flames recall F Rychel; Backlund off IR

    TSN "The Calgary Flames have recalled forward Kerby Ruchel and removed Mikael Backlund from the injured reserve. Rychel has 21 points (13 goals, eight assists) in 25 games with the AHL's Stockton Heat. " December 16

  • Flames list Mike Smith as day-to-day, goalie Jon Gillies recalled from AHL

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames may need to look for some goaltending help. The Flames have announced that the goaltender Mike Smith is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, and as a result, the team has recalled goaltender Jon Gillies from their AHL affiliate the Stockton Heat. " December 14

  • How farm life, catching chickens built T.J. Brodie’s finesse game

    Sportsnet "It may go a long way towards explaining his ability to turn on a dime, deftly sneak into the play and catch unsuspecting opponents off guard. Growing up on a farm in southwest Ontario’s Chatham-Kent municipality, T.J. Brodie found himself tasked with catching the..." December 14

  • Giordano production, consistency keys for surging Flames

    NHL.com "It may seem as if Mark Giordano never gets tired, but the 35-year-old Calgary Flames defenseman has a different take. "If you came and sat on the bench beside me after a shift, you'd see me breathing pretty heavy after most shifts," he said. Perhaps, then,..." December 14

  • Flames await news on Smith without comfortable backup options

    Sportsnet "The last time Mike Smith got injured, it led to the ultimate undoing of the Calgary Flames. Surely the team’s playoff fate doesn’t hang on his health status like it did last year. We may be about to find out. Smith was evaluated by doctors Thursday..." December 13

  • Surging Calgary Flames in unfamiliar territory atop the Western Conference

    Sportsnet "The last time the Calgary Flames were deemed worthy of Jungle airtime with Jim Rome their coach had to hurl his stick 18 rows into the stands. This time they did it the old fashioned way. The Calgary Flames currently lead the Western Conference. Such words..." December 11

  • Flames recall Peluso, assign Lomberg to AHL

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have recalled winger Anthony Peluso from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat. In a corresponding move, forward Ryan Lomberg has been assigned to Stockton. Peluso, a native of North York, Ont., signed a one-year deal with the Flames in August, and has..." December 09

  • Flames recall Alan Quine from AHL Stockton

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have recalled forward Alan Quine from the AHL’s Stockton Heat. Quine is leading the Heat in scoring with six goals and 13 assists in 15 games. He has appeared in 84 career NHL games with the Islanders, picking up six goals and 16 assists. " December 08