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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
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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

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 Fox Sports Florida
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames are in danger of losing seven straight games in regulation for the first time in 15 seasons, but management still believes Bob Hartley is the right man to end that skid and guide the team for years to come. Two days after the veteran coach earned a multiyear contract extension, the Flames try again to end their slide Friday night against the visiting Dallas Stars...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames have done a nice job of following losses with victories. Stringing wins together hasn't been quite as easy. After opening a five-game homestand on a positive note, they've got a chance to change that Saturday night against an Ottawa Senators team that's dropped six of seven in Calgary. Thursday's 5-3 win over Arizona improved the Flames to 7-0-1 following a loss...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes drop preseason game in OT

SYLVAN LAKE, Alberta -- Curtis Glencross scored on a power play at 3:10 of overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Sylvan Lake hosted the game as part of its winning Kraft Hockeyville bid. The community of 13,000 is just west of Red Deer. Glencross tipped Kris Russell's shot from the blue line past goalie Brendan...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes drop preseason game in OT

SYLVAN LAKE, Alberta -- Curtis Glencross scored on a power play at 3:10 of overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Sylvan Lake hosted the game as part of its winning Kraft Hockeyville bid. The community of 13,000 is just west of Red Deer. Glencross tipped Kris Russell's shot from the blue line past goalie Brendan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames at Lightning game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. Now that the Tampa Bay Lightning have secured a playoff spot, their next goal is to gain home-ice advantage in the first round. The Lightning are in control of their destiny to do so and will continue a six-game homestand Thursday night against the lowly Calgary Flames. Tampa Bay (42-25-9) beat Montreal 3-1 on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames Extend Kris Russell by   Curtis Morrison

The Calgary Flames have resigned defenseman Kris Russell to a two-year deal worth 2.6 million dollars annually, a total of 5.2 million dollars over the course of the deal. He previously signed a one-year, 1.5 million dollar contract with the team in the 2013 offseason. Russell is having a career year on offense for the Flames, recording 20 points in [...]
Via The Hockey House
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers-Flames Preview

What's probably surprising about the latest edition of the "Battle of Alberta" is that both the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers enter it off victories. One of the Western Conference's worst teams will make it two straight Friday night when the Flames try to hand the Oilers a fifth straight road defeat. Both teams entered a three-day holiday break by ending losing streaks Monday...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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