Going into this season, it was expected that the Flames would lean more heavily on David Rittich while Cam Talbot would play the backup role. However, halfway through the season, Rittich's form has taken a bit of a dip. In his last ten starts, he has given up four goals four times and three goals … Continue reading Who should be the Flames' starting goaltender?
To say the Flames started this one slowly would be an understatement. Out-shot 17-7 and out-chanced 13-4, the Flames were lucky to end the first down by only one goal. In the second, the Flames were a little better but could not get one past Carey Price. Ryan Poehling got his first goal of the … Continue reading About Last Night 48: Rittich came to play, but the Flames did not in loss to Canadiens
The Flames came out flying in this one. They put up 17 shots in the first and controlled much of the play in the opening frame. Scoring wasn't plentiful but the Flames got on the board first. On a powerplay, Derek Ryan tipped in a Noah Hanifin shot to put the Flames up by one … Continue reading About Last Night 46: Cam Talbot and Flames hold on to win against Wild
The Flames' second meeting with the Chicago Blackhawks in a week could not have started more differently. The teams were scoreless right until just about the end of the first period when Dominik Kubalik put one past Cam Talbot. The Flames answered back just seconds into the second when Elias Lindholm put a quick one … Continue reading About Last Night 45: Talbot outduels Crawford as Flames beat Blackhawks
The World Junior Hockey Championships are in full swing in the Czech Republic, but short of nationalism and a love for hockey, there is little for Flames fans to get excited about. While the Flames did have Dustin Wolf playing backup for the United States, they have now been knocked out of the tournament. That … Continue reading Ten Flames players have played in the World Juniors, earning nine medals along the way
As has become emblematic of the Flames of late, they started the game slowly, and spent too much time watching the Blackhawks. In the first five minutes, the Flames were down 2-0 and did not look good. Patrick Kane added another goal, and just as against Vancouver, the Flames were down 3-0 after one. Chicago … Continue reading About Last Night #42: Puck watching costs Flames on New Year's Eve
What a great game for the Flames. After an opening goal from Andrew Mangiapane just eleven seconds (yes, you read that right) into the first period, the Flames never looked back. They chased Mikko Koskinen from the net after four goals, and then scored another goal on former Flames netminder Mike Smith. With the win, … Continue reading About Last Night 40: Flames blowout Oilers in Battle of Alberta