Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is the third major-professional ice hockey team to represent the city of Calgary, following the Calgary Tigers (1921–1927) and Calgary Cowboys (1975–1977). The Flames are one of two NHL franchises in Alberta; the other is the Edmonton Oilers.
  • Spotlight on Flames' Rittich while Smith out 'day-to-day' with injury
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    Spotlight on Flames' Rittich while Smith out 'day-to-day' with injury

    Hopefully, for Santa's sake, Bill Peters is more specific with his Christmas wish-list. The Calgary Flames announced prior to Friday's flight to Minnesota — the first stop on a three-game jaunt — that netminder Mike Smith is out 'day-to-day' due to an undisclosed injury. The head coach wasn't adding much detail to that diagnosis, other than to reiterate that Smith shouldn't be on the shelf for long. “I expect him to play on this trip, for sure. I would be shocked if he didn't,” Peters said. “It's nothing that we think is going to keep him out long-term. We expect him to play on this trip. He's just got some general soreness, let's say. Not a concussion, so you can rule that out.” Perhaps, for

  • NHL Power Rankings after Week 10
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    NHL Power Rankings after Week 10

    Emily Kaplan ESPN As we near the end of the calendar year, every NHL team has a wish list. Though many teams will make tweaks during the season, the biggest changes tend to come in summer. For this week's power rankings -- voted on, as always, by a panel of ESPN experts -- we glanced at the biggest contract quagmire looming for each team after the season, whether it's a pending restricted free agent, unrestricted free agent or a mix of both. Previous ranking: 1 The Lightning are committed to taking care of restricted free agent Brayden Point. Since the beginning of last season, only Nikita Kucherov, Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon have more even-strength primary points than Point. How do

  • NHL roundup: Ovechkin's second straight hat trick leads Caps
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    NHL roundup: Ovechkin's second straight hat trick leads Caps

    Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to give the Washington Capitals a 6-5 victory against the host Carolina Hurricanes in a thriller in which Washington's Alex Ovechkin posted a hat trick for the second straight game Friday night in Raleigh, N.C. The Capitals overcame a three-goal hole, with Ovechkin breaking a 4-4 tie with 10:11 to play in regulation on a power-play goal. Ovechkin scored his 26th, 27th and 28th goals of the season, notching a goal in each period. In the shootout, Carolina's Dougie Hamilton and Washington's Nicklas Backstrom converted in the fourth round before Vrana ended it.

  • Flames notes: Backlund looks ready for action
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    Flames notes: Backlund looks ready for action

    Occasionally when he's at home in Sweden for the off-season and cruising around on the ice with a group of players training for the summer, Mikael Backlund will play defence. So playing with Dalton Prout on Friday as the Calgary Flames' extra blueline pairing wasn't completely foreign to him. But the bigger picture was that the team's top shutdown centreman was on the ice, skating normally, with no symptoms, and in a regular coloured jersey, signalling that he is ready for contact. And after suffering what was a suspected concussion following a hit from Matt Dumba in last Thursday's 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild, he's getting closer to returning to game action. “It's fun to be back out with

  • Oilers make a statement with shutout victory over Flames
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    Oilers make a statement with shutout victory over Flames

    Edmonton Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock says his team has “a ways to go to catch the NHL's top dogs but playing against us right now should make teams nervous.” Hitchcock said that Sunday after the morning skate and, about 11 hours later, his words echoed loud and clear after his club beat the Calgary Flames, the Western Conference's best and hottest team on ice, 1-0. True, the Flames had beaten the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the Saddledome Saturday night, the Oilers hadn't played since Friday's 7-2 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild, and fatigue could have been a factor for the Flames, the NHL's highest-scoring team (47-23) in the third period. Also they didn't have Norris Trophy candidate and

  • Report sets price tag on Calgary's new event centre proposal
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    Report sets price tag on Calgary's new event centre proposal

    A city committee says it will cost $550M to build a new event centre and expand the BMO Centre, a plan that many feel could lead to a new NHL arena in the City of Calgary. The project, called the Entertainment and Culture District, has been called the 'most important investment' that the city can make to have the greatest impact on citizens by Ward 6 councillor Jeff Davison. Davison, who heads the committee tasked with compiling the report for city council, says that the revamped district will also be a source of significant private investment. “This is about having a unique cultural gathering place for all Calgarians. This will be the place where you take your kids to their first concert, where

  • Embarrassing loss at home sparked Calgary Flames charge to top of division
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    Embarrassing loss at home sparked Calgary Flames charge to top of division

    CALGARY — The Calgary Flames bounced from humiliation into first place in their division in a few short weeks. Since an embarrassing 9-1 loss at home Oct. 25 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Flames have gone 15-5-2. A 32-point haul in that span is second only to the Tampa Bay Lightning (36). Giving up eight unanswered goals and getting booed at Scotiabank Saddledome is arguably the best thing that happened to the Flames in the first third of this season. “That was a long night,” head coach Bill Peters recalled Friday. “You never want go through that as a player, as a coach and as an organization and to go through it at home is even worse probably. “I think it was a real good wake-up call for our

  • Flames' Monahan 'wants to be guy that's relied on' while being steady goal-scorer
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    Flames' Monahan 'wants to be guy that's relied on' while being steady goal-scorer

    The expectations, back then, were tempered. It was Oct. 23, 2013, and then-general manager Jay Feaster explained how Sean Monahan would be sticking around for the entirety of his rookie campaign in 2013-14, that the Calgary Flames would allow his entry-level contract to kick in instead of sending him back to the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's and that they would be monitoring his development closely. “It's not about, 'This guy is going to lead us in scoring all year,'” Feaster had said at the time. Twenty-two goals and 12 assists later, Monahan finishes fifth in team scoring that season. Then he scores 31 markers and 31 assists in 81 games the following year to tie Jiri Hudler in team-leading

  • Gaudreau's overtime goal rallies Flames past Flyers 6-5
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    Gaudreau's overtime goal rallies Flames past Flyers 6-5

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames showed off their resilience in another impressive win. Gaudreau scored 35 seconds into overtime, and the Flames rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Wednesday night. Calgary trailed 5-3 before Sean Monahan and Rasmus Andersson scored in the final 68 seconds of third period. Gaudreau then secured the Flames' sixth win in seven games with his 13th goal of the season. "Huge win," Gaudreau said. "We stuck with and found a way to play a little bit harder in the third and get the two points. "Ending up finding a couple of greasy goals there in the last two minutes and winning in overtime. The building was electric." Matthew Tkachuk

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    Flyers with a 'f---ing awful' collapse in mind-blowing loss to Flames

    Didn't think it could get any worse for the Flyers? Well, it did Wednesday night with a 6-5 overtime loss to the Flames, the result of an epic meltdown that Dale Weise called "f---ing awful." By John Boruk