CALGARY FLAMES NEWS

Johnny Gaudreau Returning To Boston College This Week To Resume Classes

Just call him Johnny College. Calgary Flames rookie standout Johnny Gaudreau is doing his part to stay in his mom’s good graces and returning to Boston College on Thursday where he’ll enroll in a class the following day, according to the Calgary Sun. “Obviously, my mom wanted me to go back to school,” Gaudreau said, per the Calgary Sun. “But she’s happy for me. She...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau praises the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames were one of the biggest surprises in 2014-15. The Flames fell to the Anaheim Ducks in the second round four games to one, but they generated a lot of buzz and got a lot of fans talking. One person the Flames impressed was Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau. After eliminating the Flames, Boudreau had some high praise for the squad. Via The Score: “They’re...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau praises the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames were one of the biggest surprises in 2014-15. The Flames fell to the Anaheim Ducks in the second round four games to one, but they generated a lot of buzz and got a lot of fans talking. One person the Flames impressed was Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau. After eliminating the Flames, Boudreau had some high praise for the squad. Via The Score: “They’re...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks up 3-1 with Game 4 victory in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks tightened their grip on their playoff series against the Calgary Flames. Matt Beleskey broke a tie on a power play early in the third period and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal. Anaheim leads the series 3-1. Game 5 is Sunday night in Anaheim, where the Flames have...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks beat Flames 4-2 in Game 4 to take 3-1 series lead

Matt Beleskey broke a tie on a power play early in the third period and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal. Anaheim leads the series 3-1. Game 5 is Sunday night in Anaheim, where the Flames have just one win there - a playoff victory in 2006 - in the last 11 years. Jacob Silfverberg had a goal and an assist...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks beat Flames 4-2 in Game 4 to take 3-1 lead

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Matt Beleskey broke a tie on a power play early in the third period and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal. Anaheim leads the series 3-1. Game 5 is Sunday night in Anaheim. Jakob Silfverberg, Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Maroon also scored for the Ducks, and Frederik Andersen made 25 saves...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames need to find offense to survive

It’s hard to determine what the Calgary Flames have struggled with the most against Anaheim. Has it been their offense (2.38 goals per game) or their defense (2.88 goals per game)? At first glance, it would look as if defense is what’s holding the Flames back. After all, they did allow six goals against Anaheim in […] The post Calgary Flames need to find offense to survive...
Via Along the Boards
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Giordano: 'Every day is getting better'

While the Flames have been pushing on and on through the playoffs, they have done so without their captain and one of their best players, Mark Giordano.Giordano has been out since since late February with a torn bicep, and has been working hard each day to make sure he can comeback better than ever. And just yesterday, Giordano took part in the longest practice the Flames have held...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouma expected to make playoff debut

Lance Bouma has been out with an upper-body injury for the entirety of the playoffs, but it sounds like he may be back for tonights game.“I’m feeling back to normal," Bouma told reporters. "Everything is feeling good. I feel like I’m ready, but we’ll see.”Bouma provides Calgary with a spark of offense and a little bit of tenacity. His 16 goals in the regular season were...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Analytics: Calgary Flames use screens to perfection

The Calgary Flames have been this season’s underdog team, winning games they aren’t supposed to and exciting the hockey world with their late game heroics and miraculous appearance in the postseason. Though they had one of the league’s worst shot attempts percentages at 5-on-5 play during the regular season — their score adjusted SAT% of 44.3 […] The post Analytics: Calgary...
Via Along the Boards
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Fans Go Nuts With Game 3 OT Win

Game 3 was a nail biter in more ways than one when the Flames took on the Ducks. Check out how Calgary Flames fans reacted below. The post Flames Fans Go Nuts With Game 3 OT Win appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Micheal Ferland Close to Returning for Flames, Ready to Make His Mark on Ducks

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 11: Michael Ferland #79 of the Calgary Flames jumps over the boards for a shift against the Anaheim Ducks at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 11, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images)   As the Calgary Flames prepare for Game 4 in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks, they do so with the confidence of a...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks drop Game 3 to Flames in OT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Mikael Backlund didn't need to see the biggest goal of his NHL career go in. The crowd and the rest of the Calgary Flames told him he'd scored the winner. Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night. "It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe," said Backlund. "I...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Sends Flames-Ducks Game 3 To OT With Perfect Shot (Video)

Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau’s first contribution to his team’s second-round playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks was a big one. The former Boston College star forced overtime in Tuesday night’s Game 3 with a perfect shot to beat Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen glove side with 20 seconds remaining in regulation. It was Gaudreau’s first point of the series...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Get Burned By Controversial No-Goal Call, Beat Ducks Anyway (Videos)

The Calgary Flames nearly had their playoff hopes all but extinguished by a controversial no-goal call Tuesday night. The Flames trailed the Anaheim Ducks by one goal early in the third period in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series when forward Sam Bennett slid a puck on net. The puck was about to cross the goal line, but Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen made a pad save...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Backlund's OT goal lifts Flames over Ducks 4-3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mikael Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Calgary Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night. Johnny Gaudreau scored with 19.5 seconds left in the third period to tie the game for the Flames, who had an apparent goal disallowed minutes earlier. Anaheim leads the second-round Western Conference series 2-1...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Refs Make Controversial ‘No Goal’ Call During Flames-Ducks Game

The Calgary Flames nearly tied up Tuesday’s Game 3 with the Anaheim Ducks with what appeared to be a Sam Bennett goal in the third period. With refs ruling it a ‘no goal’ on the ice, even after a long replay, the call was upheld due to inconclusive evidence the refs ruled. You be the judge: right […] The post Refs Make Controversial ‘No Goal’ Call During Flames-Ducks...
Via Diehardsport
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames better in Game 2, but not good enough

Terms such as “better effort” and “more competitive” usually mean a lot to rebuilding teams, however those terms have very little meaning when that rebuilding team is in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Calgary Flames had a much better effort against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, and while they were arguably […] The post Calgary Flames better in Game 2,...
Via Along the Boards
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks seek 3-0 advantage in Game 3 in Calgary

The Calgary Flames needed the "C of Red" to help them hit their stride during a first-round series win. Facing an unbeaten opponent, it may take an even more spirited crowd to inspire the Flames against the Anaheim Ducks. Down 2-0 to the Western Conference's top seed, the Flames return to home ice in desperate need of a victory Tuesday night and hope an energetic Calgary crowd can...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames’ Cinderella Season Crashing Down Against Better, More Experienced Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks are a runaway freight train with six straight wins to open the Stanley Cup playoffs — the first team since the 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins to accomplish this feat. There is little the Calgary Flames can do to stop them after two demoralizing Round 2 losses, most recently a 3-0 defeat Sunday night in Anaheim. The Flames have defied the odds and analytics all season...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks top Flames 3-0 in Game 2

Frederik Andersen made 30 saves in his first career postseason shutout, Matt Beleskey scored in the first period and the Anaheim Ducks remained unbeaten in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night in Game 2 of their second-round series. Hampus Lindholm scored his first career playoff goal with 8:45 to play for the Ducks, who have followed...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Raphael Diaz Brings Speed, Experience in Return

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 21: Raphael Diaz #33 of the Calgary Flames carries the puck against Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 21, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Blue Jackets defeated the Flames 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)   The hockey community has been abuzz lately with the news of Calgary...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames get blown away in Game 1

I really didn’t want to write this summary. Up until this point, writing about the Calgary Flames has been fun; writing this column is anything but fun. On Thursday night, the Flames were completely crushed and dominated by an Anaheim Ducks team that imposed their will on the younger, inexperienced and smaller Flames. Whatever work ethic […] The post Calgary Flames get blown...
Via Along the Boards
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Will Need Clutch Goaltending to Survive Against Anaheim

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 26: Karri Ramo #31 of the Calgary Flames makes a save against Rickard Rakell #67 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 26, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)   The Calgary Flames will play Game 2 of their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks tonight, looking to redeem themselves...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Captain Mark Giordano Practices, Nears Return

CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 2: Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Winnipeg Jets in his 500th career NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 2, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames got a rude awakening in Game 1 of their second-round match-up with the Anaheim Ducks, enduring a sixty minute beatdown...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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