About Last Night #7: Flames fall to the Predators and lose at home for the first time

The Nashville Predators celebrate a win against the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Juuso Valimaki and Michael Stone are pictured skating off the ice.

The Calgary Flames welcomed the Nashville Predators to the Saddledome last night to play their second match of the season. The last time these two teams faced off, the Flames were dominant and convincingly beat the Predators with a 3-0 shutout. Things were a bit different this time around. Less than one minute into the game,…

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About Last Night #6: Flames light up Bruins to reach 4-2-0 record

The Calgary Flames celebrate a first period goal against the Boston Bruins. Michael Frolik fist bumps Sam Bennett as he skates by the bench.

It was marijuana legalization day in Canada, and apparently the Boston Bruins thought it would be a great idea to hop across the border to get lit up by the Calgary Flames. All joking aside, the Bruins entered last night's contest as one of the league's best teams. The Flames, coming off of a marvelous…

Breaking down NHL roster changes in the Western Conference

Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk, and Elias Lindholm celebrate after Lindholm scored the game-winning goal against Vancouver Canucks

The 2018-19 NHL season is well underway, and across the league, teams have already outperformed expectations, or underwhelmed the masses. The offseason was busy to say the least, many teams reconfigured their 23-man rosters with hopes of icing the best possible team night in and night out. How have rosters changed over the span of…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 1

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 1. October 14, 2018.

Welcome back to the new and improved TWC Power Rankings! This season we will be continuing our weekly power ranking series, but with a completely new take. We think will be able to provide a much more analytical look at the state of the NHL on week to week basis using our own developed model…

About Last Night #5: Flames complete the comeback and dazzle in overtime

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 13: Elias Lindholm #28 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with teammates Sam Bennett #93 and Rasmus Andersson #4 after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on October 13, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Flames defeated the Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames came into Denver looking to bounce back from their loss against the St. Louis Blues. On the last stop of their three game road trip, the Flames looked to end things strong against the Colorado Avalanche. Things didn't start off too well, as Nathan MacKinnon and JT Compher both capitalised early on…

About Last Night #4: Flames fall flat in St. Louis

Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames defends against Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues

In game two of an important tone setting road trip, the Calgary Flames were looking to win three straight games after starting the season with a loss. Coming off the strong shutout victory over the Predators, the Flames were facing a St. Louis Blues squad that were still looking for their first win to wrap…

About Last Night #3: Flames use complete effort to stymie the Preds

Calgary Flames score a powerplay goal against Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators

After splitting the first two games of the season against the Vancouver Canucks, the Calgary Flames were in a slight stage of limbo. Falling flat in the first outing and coming from behind the following game, it was unclear as to what kind of team the 2018-19 Flames were going to be. The Flames headed…

The Calgary Flames must set their season tone on the road

PK Subban of the Nashville Predators defends against Mikael Backlund of the Calgary Flames in front of Pekka Rinne of the Predators.

After splitting a home-and-home against the Vancouver Canucks to open the season, the Calgary Flames embark on their first road trip. They will be paying visits to three Central teams: last year's Presidents' Trophy winners, the Nashville Predators; and two playoff bubble teams, the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche. This road trip will be…

About Last Night #2: Flames ride three PP goals to victory in home opener

Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk, and Elias Lindholm celebrate after Lindholm scored the game-winning goal against Vancouver Canucks

It was a doozy at the 'Dome. The Calgary Flames, reeling after their uninspiring opening day loss to the Vancouver Canucks just three nights prior, hosted the same Canucks for a rematch last night. Travis Hamonic, out with a facial fracture after fighting Erik Gudbranson for a late hit on rookie Dillon Dube just eight…

Calgary Flames over/under prediction results

Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames celebrates a goal in the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Game one is in the books, and already some pre-season bets are looking great while others are looking like early disasters. Prior to puck drop last night, TWC ran a voluntary questionnaire polling hockey fans about their predictions on the Calgary Flames this season. The entries have been compiled and the results tabulated, and there…