CALGARY FLAMES NEWS

Flames-Stars Preview

The Calgary Flames are entering the final two weeks of the regular season with the slimmest of leads over the defending Stanley Cup champions for what could be the Pacific Division's last playoff spot, but their immediate concern is with an even more desperate club. A chance to pad that advantage comes Monday night in Dallas against a Stars team that might not be able afford any...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  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
22 hours ago  |  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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Predators Preview

Peter Laviolette has taken a Nashville Predators club that missed the playoffs the previous two seasons under the only coach it had ever known and turned it into a viable contender in his first season. Bob Hartley didn't conjure up that immediate success when he was named Calgary's coach in 2012, but he may be a few victories away from guiding the Flames to their first postseason...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild double up Flames, 4-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night. Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which began the night three points behind Chicago for third place in the Central Division and one point up on Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot. The Wild...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

3rd period surge powers Wild to 4-2 victory over Calgary

CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 18: Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames battles Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 18, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) “Anyway you want it, that’s the way you need it, anyway you want it, she said anyway you want it, that’s the way you need it,”...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #75: Minnesota Wild vs. Calgary Flames 3/27/2015 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (42-25-7)  91pts 4th in the Central 2.80 Goals For (12th) 2.45 Goals Against (9th) 15.0% Power Play (27th) 86.8% Penalty Kill (1st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 29G 28A = 57pts 2. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 19G 30A = 49pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 16G 33A = 49pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G 32A = 42pts 5. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 2G  34A = 36pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #44 Chris Stewart...
Via State of Hockey News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Flames

The Minnesota Wild are one of the NHL's hottest teams this month thanks to their defense while the Calgary Flames are surging in March because of their offense. Devan Dubnyk has enjoyed an excellent history against the Flames and could get the start as the Wild seek a fourth straight win Friday night at home. Minnesota (42-25-7) has 18 points in March largely because of Dubnyk, who...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/26/15

CALGARY, AB – NOVEMBER 14: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a save on the shot of Tim Jackman #15 of the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 14, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutCalgary needs all the points they can get, as they find themselves in a dogfight with the...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/25/15

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 05: David Schlemko #3 of the Calgary Flames is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game winning goal during a shootout against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on March 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Flames defeat the Bruins 4-3. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe Flames are still doing really good, for some...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars have identical winning percentages this month to rank among the NHL's best. Only one of them is in position to make the playoffs. The Flames look to continue their postseason push Wednesday night at home against a surging Stars team that is increasingly desperate. Calgary is 7-2-2 in March while Dallas is 8-3-0 for winning percentages of .727....
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Three concerns for the stretch drive

As Calgary Flames followers, we all didn’t expect the playoffs this year. In fact, for most of the season, as the Flames have stuck around the playoff race, fans could be described as Fonzy-like: wearing a leather coat and leaning against the juke box as pundits around them talked about the unsustainability of the Flames […] The post Calgary Flames: Three concerns for the stretch...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs drop pivotal matchup with the Flames

The Colorado Avalanche dropped a pivotal matchup with the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday. Former Avalanche forward David Jones led the way for the Flames with one goal and one assist. The Avalanche were unable to convert on three power play opportunities while outshooting the Flames 27-26. “They deserve credit for the thing they’ve done,” Avalanche head...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Offensive Depth Shines, Team Buries Colorado Avalanche 3-2

Markus Granlund #60 of the Calgary Flames skates against Tyson Barrie #4 of the Colorado Avalanche at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 23, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames took down the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 at the Scotiabank Saddledome on March 24th, giving themselves a much-needed cushion in the standings...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Bouma, David Jones supply offense in Flames' win over Avs

  Lance Bouma and David Jones had a goal and an assist each to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, and Kari Ramo made 25 saves to earn his 15th win of the season. Calgary held onto third place in the Pacific Division, ahead of the Los Angeles Kings, who won at New Jersey earlier Monday. Gabriel...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouma, Jones lead Flames to 3-2 win over Avalanche

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Lance Bouma and David Jones had a goal and an assist each to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, and Kari Ramo made 25 saves to earn his 15th win of the season. Calgary held onto third place in the Pacific Division, ahead of the Los Angeles Kings, who won at New Jersey earlier...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche Set to Settle Season Series in Final Meeting

Jiri Hudler #24 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 21, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames will kick off their final ten games of the season with a clash against a few familiar faces. Former Flames captain and franchise star, Jarome Iginla, will...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames look poised to end one of the NHL's longest postseason droughts, but they aren't taking anything for granted entering their final 10 games. They can severely damage the Colorado Avalanche's already slim playoff chances Monday night. Calgary (39-27-6) is in third place in the Pacific Division and seeking its first playoff bid since 2009, as it's tied with Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: continuing to prove critics wrong

There have been a few notable surprises for the NHL in the 2014-2015 season, such as the mumps and the emergence of the Nashville Predators as a Western Conference powerhouse. One of the more interesting surprises, however, has been the Calgary Flames. Many speculated that the Flames were going to be a bottom feeder Western Conference team. After finishing 27th in the 2013-2014 season...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Flames Preview

Rookie sensation Johnny Gaudreau is a major reason why the Calgary Flames are excited to be in position for their first playoff spot in six seasons. The Columbus Blue Jackets won't make the postseason, yet could match a team record and accomplish another first Saturday. The Blue Jackets look for their sixth straight road win and fifth in a row in Calgary as they get their first look...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Fuels Flames’ 4-1 Win with Three-Point Performance

Dennis Wideman #6, Johnny Gaudreau #13 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The NHL is quickly becoming the Johnny Gaudreau show. After hearing endless hypothesizing prior to the season about how Gaudreau’s size...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Ferland Making his Mark for Calgary Flames in Pivotal Match-Up against Flyers

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. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames are currently leading the Philadelphia Flyers 2–1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary is in dire need of a win after dropping their...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Look to Regain Playoff Spot Tonight against Flyers

Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames skates against the St Louis Blues at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) For the first time in weeks, the Calgary Flames sit outside of a playoff position. With 81 points, the Flames are currently one point behind the Los Angeles Kings, who have overtaken...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames may have the ideal opportunity to earn their first home win over the Philadelphia Flyers in 14 years. That's because Philadelphia is enduring another long road losing streak and will likely start a goaltender with one win away from home all season. The Flames are in desperate need of points in the Western Conference playoff chase and look to hand the Flyers an...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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