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Jackets try to best Flames for fourth straight time

 The clock is ticking on the first half of the season for the Calgary Flames."Ran out of time," coach Bob Hartley said following the latest loss in a down stretch.The Flames will try to squeeze something positive from what's left before the All-Star break, starting with Thursday night's visit to the league-worst Columbus Blue Jackets.Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on FOX Sports OhioCalgary...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Blue Jackets Preview

The clock is ticking on the first half of the season for the Calgary Flames. ''Ran out of time,'' coach Bob Hartley said following the latest loss in a down stretch. The Flames will try to squeeze something positive from what's left before the All-Star break, starting with Thursday night's visit to the league-worst Columbus Blue Jackets. Calgary (20-21-3) remains unable to get...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils win 2nd straight, 4-2 over the Calgary Flames

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Cory Schneider made nine of his 26 saves in the third period to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Adam Larsson, Lee Stempniak, Reid Boucher and Andy Greene scored for the Devils, who have won two straight after dropping three in a row. Sean Monahan and Kris Russell scored for the Flames, who have lost four of five to...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Stars Preview

The Calgary Flames entered this month tied for the fewest points in the NHL. They're now the league's hottest team, and it started with a stirring victory over the league-best Dallas Stars. The Flames go for their longest winning streak in 10 years Thursday night when they face the Stars again. Calgary (14-14-2) ended a five-year postseason drought last spring and won a round...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell scores in overtime as Flames beat Predators 2-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kris Russell scored 1:23 into overtime and the Calgary Flames beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. TJ Brodie also scored for Calgary, which opened a three-game road trip in style. The Flames improved to an NHL-best 8-1 in overtime and won for just the fourth time away from home this season. Cody Hodgson scored...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 14 – Penguins 2, Flames 5

By: @chetstead   The Penguins’ trip through Western Canada ended on a sour note with a loss to the Calgary Flames. The Penguins entered the game having won nine consecutive times against Calgary. This was an example of what happens when the Pens get the kind of offense they’ve had all season and the defense, which has played well, breaks down. It’s not pretty. Dupuis sat...
Via The PensNation
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames season preview: Depth on defense fuels expectation

Plus: Calgary bolstered its impressive defensive corps by adding offensive-minded blue-liner Dougie Hamilton from Boston in the offseason and signed captain Mark Giordano to a six-year, $40.5 million contract extension in the summer. The Flames' depth on defense serves as a great benefit considering they are already under the gun with defenseman T.J. Brodie sidelined with a broken...
Via Fox Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames GM Treliving wants team to keep heat on

The Calgary Flames qualified for the playoffs for the first time in six seasons after a sterling effort in 2014-15.While the 10-win, 20-point improvement from the previous season was appreciated, Flames general manager Brad Treliving isn't interested in his team resting on its laurels."It was nice what we accomplished last year," Treliving told the team's website of the 45-30-7 mark...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Travis Dermott

  Get to Know Travis Dermott: Date of Birth: 22nd December, 1996 Place of Birth: Newmarket, ON, Canada Ht: 5’11” Wt: 197 lbs Shoots: L Position: Defense Team: Erie Otters (OHL) In 2013-14, Travis Dermott was named Erie Otters Rookie of the Year. This was a sign of good things to come for the young defender, because both he and his chances at the NHL only improved from there...
Via BSN Denver
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 30, 2015  |  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
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