About Last Night #38: Flames’ winning streak at Honda Center ends at one

The Calgary Flames visited the Honda Center, with hopes of starting a new NHL record for consecutive wins in an opponent's building. Unfortunately, the Disneyland attempt came to a halt at one. On the second of a California back-to-back, the Flames took an uncharacteristically high number of penalties. One trip to the penalty box was…

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About Last Night #36: Early Turkey Coma for Flames

In the Calgary Flames' last game before Christmas, they welcomed the Montreal Canadiens to the Saddledome. Travis Hamonic was placed on the IR after leaving the first period against the St. Louis Blues with a groin injury. Rasmus Andersson was called up, but Matt Bartkowski ultimately slotted in. Even before the first minute of the game…

About Last Night #35: Flames Bully the Blues

The Calgary Flames returned home after a short trip to Vancouver to take on a tough St. Louis Blues squad. In what was one of their strongest defensive efforts of the season, the Flames were able to ride those defensive coattails to a 2-1 victory. Both teams looked to be playing a chess match of…

About Last Night #34: Flames fantastic, crush Canucks

Bouncing back admirably from a 2-0 deficit the night before, the Flames dominated the Canucks en route to a commanding 6-1 road victory. The Flames were clearly the better team the entire night. They outshot the Canucks 38-17 and chased Jacob Markstrom from the crease. Sam Bennett had a four point outing with one goal…

About Last Night #33: Flames pay for putrid powerplay as Preds prevail

The Calgary Flames played host to the conference leading Nashville Predators last night. Unable to solve Pekka Rinne (or the iron which they hit four times), the Nashville goaltender earned the team's second consecutive shutout, winning the game 2-0. The Flames played a strong game yet again, but their inability to capitalize on several powerplay…

About Last Night #32: Flames Fail to Solve Sharks

It was more of the same last night. The Flames, at home to face the San Jose Sharks, played a game that perfectly embodied their recent stretch of games. Throwing more pucks at Sharks goalie Aaron Dell, controlling play for the majority of the contest, a late go-ahead goal by the Sharks that just sneaked…

About Last Night #31: A Wild Shootout in the Midwest

The Calgary Flames were on a quick road trip to visit the Minnesota Wild in Saint Paul on Tuesday. The Flames were the more dominant team the entire game, out-chancing the Wild at every turn, but were unable to capitalize on a number of high danger opportunities. Calgary eventually dropped the contest in the fifth…

About Last Night #30: Flames Torch Canucks in Dying Minutes

The Calgary Flames returned home after a quick Eastern Conference road trip to face the Vancouver Canucks. Calgary looked to be the better team the majority of the night, but found themselves trailing after two periods. Two goals from Matthew Tkachuk and the GWG from Sam Bennett with just over a minute left led the…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 10 – Buyer’s Remorse Edition

The Win Column Power Rankings is a weekly feature that highlights the current rankings of every team during that specific week. While their place in the standings will be considered, each team’s weekly performance will have a greater effect on how high or low they end up ranking. Black Friday was two weeks ago, and…

About Last Night #29: More Monahan Magic in OT

  On the second half of an Eastern Canadian back to back road trip, the Flames found themselves in familiar territory heading to overtime. Robbed by Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen the night before and falling in a shootout, the Flames worked their way back into the win column off a signature overtime goal by Sean…