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Bob Hartley is going to drive the blue line into the ground

Bob Hartley is not afraid to place some of his defensemen on the bench in high-pressure situations.In his time head coaching the AHL clubs Cornwall Aces and Hershey Bears, Hartley claimed that he would use just two defensemen if he had a lead with 11 minutes left.It may not be too much of an exaggeration.Hartley isn't quite using his six defensemen equally. In fact, he's hardly using...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Burrows Gets Lucky

First, Alex Burrows hit on Johnny Gaudreau was dirty bush-league hit, but what do you expect from a clown like Burrows? Second, Burrows is lucky he wasn't given an instigator penalty. If I was the on-ice official, Burrows would be sitting tomorrow night.Third, Calgary's Kris Russell had the opportunity of a lifetime. Burrows challenged him to a fight. Russell should have lit Burrows...
Via Goon's World
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames-Canucks Series Getting Nasty With Another Fight-Filled Night (Videos)

If you haven’t been watching the Stanley Cup playoffs series between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames, you’re missing one of this season’s most intense series. The Canucks and Flames have a bitter rivalry that’s escalated in recent years, and with the NHL’s new playoff seeding system, it was just a matter of time before they met in the playoffs. Thank goodness we...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames-Canucks Preview

The Calgary Flames took home-ice advantage from Vancouver with a Game 1 win, though it's been awfully hard to call playing at the Rogers Centre in recent postseasons a benefit for the Canucks. Before heading to Calgary, Vancouver will try to even the first-round Western Conference series Friday night and end a seven-game home losing streak in the playoffs. The Flames' 2-1 win Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell scores late to lift Flames over Canucks 2-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Defenseman Kris Russell scored with just under 30 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday night. David Jones also scored for the Flames, who were down 1-0 entering the third period. Bo Horvat opening the scoring for Vancouver...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell scores in final minute to lift Flames over Canucks in Game 1

  Defenseman Kris Russell scored with just under 30 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday night. David Jones also scored for the Flames, who were down 1-0 entering the third period. Bo Horvat opening the scoring for Vancouver midway in the second period...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Put Last Year in the Past, Ride Tarasenko and Schwartz to the Stanley Cup

Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames looks to check Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St Louis Blues during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues have high expectations riding into the 2015 NHL playoffs. The Central Division champs experienced two first round exits in their previous...
Via The Sports Journal
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett Shows Promise in NHL Debut

Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett (63) passes the puck across the net of Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) as Jay Harrison (23) attempts to knock it down during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)   The Calgary Flames finished off their 2014-15 season with a 5-1 loss to the...
Via The Sports Journal
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Russell sets a new NHL record for most blocked shots in a season

Kris Russell made NHL history during the Calgary Flames’ loss on the road to the St. Louis Blues. Russell’s two blocked shots gave him 274 on the year, breaking the old NHL record of 273 for most blocked shots in a set by Anton Volchenkov back in 2006-07. Russell’s willingness to sacrifice his body and get in front of the puck is second to none. His relatively small 5’10”...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Russell sets a new NHL record for most blocked shots in a season

Kris Russell made NHL history during the Calgary Flames’ loss on the road to the St. Louis Blues. Russell’s two blocked shots gave him 274 on the year, breaking the old NHL record of 273 for most blocked shots in a set by Anton Volchenkov back in 2006-07. Russell’s willingness to sacrifice his body and get in front of the puck is second to none. His relatively small 5’10”...
Via Bloguin Best
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Russell Leads the Calgary Flames Down the Stretch

ST. PAUL, MN – MARCH 27: Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild scores a goal against Kris Russell #4 and Karri Ramo #31 of the Calgary Flames during the game on March 27, 2015 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames have been one of the NHL’s biggest surprises this season.  After a season...
Via The Sports Journal
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Everything Coming Together for Calgary Flames as Playoffs Approach

Calgary Flames’ Dennis Wideman (6) and Kris Russell (4) help goalie Jonas Hiller of Switzerland defend against pressure at the net by Dallas Stars’ Jason Spezza (90) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Dallas. The Flames won 5-3. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) During the past offseason the Calgary Flames made some seemingly questionable free agent...
Via The Sports Journal
April 01, 2015  |  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
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bouma scores 2 goals to lead Flames over Predators 5-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Lance Bouma scored two goals to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday. Michael Ferland, Kris Russell, and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Roman Josi and Seth Jones had the goals for Nashville. Playing their third game in four days, the playoff-bound Predators' four-game winning...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  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
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Could Have a Bright Future with James Van Riemsdyk’s Leadership

James Van Riemsdyk #21 of the Toronto Maple Leafs protects the puck against Mikael Backlund #11 and Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 13, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The sky is falling for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The team is 27-38-6 and is dwelling in the basement of the Eastern...
Via The Sports Journal
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames are playing with the spirit of a team determined to end a five-year playoff drought. Seeking their first six-game point streak in three seasons, the Flames look to end their recent struggles against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night. Fresh off a 4-2-1 trip against Eastern Conference teams, Calgary (37-25-5) rallied from an early 2-0 deficit with...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators blow big lead, recover to beat Flames in shootout

  Third-period leads haven't been safe this season against the Calgary Flames. The Ottawa Senators nearly learned that the hard way. Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout as the Senators defeated the Flames 5-4 after blowing a big lead in regulation Sunday night. Alex Chiasson, Milan Michalek, Mark Borowiecki and Mike Hoffman scored for the Senators...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Flames Notes: Shootout Woes Continue For Boston

BOSTON — The Bruins have given up valuable points in the playoff race with poor performances in the shootout this season. Boston lost its seventh straight shootout in a 4-3 defeat Thursday night at TD Garden when Calgary Flames defenseman David Schlemko scored a beautiful Peter Forsberg-esque goal to end the game. “He has a few variations of it actually, so it was pretty nifty...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames have made it clear they plan to hang around in the Western Conference race in pursuit of their first playoff appearance in six years. It's been even longer since they've beaten the Pittsburgh Penguins. Calgary seeks a fourth consecutive victory while looking to end an eight-game skid against the visiting Penguins on Friday night. The Flames (29-20-1) last qualified...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell's 1st goal, Hiller's 28 saves lead Flames past Sharks

  Kris Russell scored his first goal of the season, Jonas Hiller stopped 28 shots, and the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Wednesday night. Jiri Hudler and Mason Raymond also scored to help the Flames improve to 4-1-0 on a six-game homestand, which concludes Friday against Pittsburgh. John Scott scored for San Jose, which lost in regulation for the first time in its...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell, Hiller lead Flames past Sharks, 3-1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Kris Russell scored his first goal of the season, Jonas Hiller stopped 28 shots, and the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Wednesday night. Jiri Hudler and Mason Raymond also scored to help the Flames improve to 4-1-0 on a six-game homestand, which concludes Friday against Pittsburgh. John Scott scored for San Jose, which lost in regulation for...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Hockey Strategy: January 29th

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images Below I’ve got a discussion of the best matchups and potential stacks of the day followed by cash game rankings for tonight’s DraftKings contests. At the bottom of the post I’ve embedded my research chart for the day. Here is just a snippet of the chart I’ll use to explain what you’re looking at. First the colors. Blue is...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers edge Flames in 11-goal thriller

CALGARY, Alberta -- Tomas Fleischmann scored with 3:09 left in the third period to lead the Florida Panthers to a wild 6-5 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. Fleischmann lifted a backhander over both Calgary defenseman Kris Russell and goalie Jonas Hiller for the winning goal just 45 seconds after Matt Stajan scored his second of the game for the Flames. Fleischmann, Jonathan...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fleischmann's late goal gives Panthers victory over Flames

  Thomas Fleischmann scored with 3:09 left in the third period to lead the Florida Panthers to a wild 6-5 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. Fleischmann lifted a backhander over both Calgary defenseman Kris Russell and goalie Jonas Hiller for the winning goal just 45 seconds after Matt Stajan scored his second of the game for the Flames. Fleischman, Jonathan Huberdeau...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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