About Last Night #64: Flames fire blanks as Bishop posts shutout

The Calgary Flames find themselves in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. With so many games against opponents in a similar situation, every game matters, especially those against other bubble teams. Last night's showdown between the Flames and Dallas Stars was exactly that: a Western showdown with big playoff implications. Still without starting…

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About Last Night #58: Flames finish six game road trip on a high note in Nashville

The Calgary Flames' recently completed six game road trip was probably one of the toughest of their season. Facing some of the best teams in the league, it was a real test for a group who were starting to find their footing in an up and down year. Losing Troy Brouwer and Mike Smith didn't…

About Last Night #50: Flames feel weird winning in regulation, decide to give game away to Vegas

For 58 minutes, the Calgary Flames were the better team. For 58 minutes, the Flames outscored, outchanced, and outplayed the Western Conference leading Vegas Golden Knights, and looked to flip their recent four game losing streak around with a big win. For 58 minutes, the Flames seemed to be on the up and up and…

About Last Night #47: Flames flounder in setback to Sabres

The Flames lost their second consecutive game in extra time last night falling 2-1 to the Buffalo Sabres on home ice. They did not play a very strong game and couldn't seem to get much going at even strength. The Flames did open the scoring in the first period off a beautiful tip-in by Matthew…

About Last Night #45: Flames enter bye week on seven game win streak

The Calgary Flames wrapped up their road trip with a 4-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes last night. Having won the previous six games, the Flames extended their season-long winning streak to seven, and moved into second place in the Pacific Division, eighth overall in the NHL, and 11 points ahead of the Oilers despite…

About Last Night 42: Flames hang on for OT win in Minnesota

The Calgary Flames began a four game road trip in Minnesota last night against the Wild. Mike Smith tended the Calgary net, while Alex Stalock, who had beat the Flames in two consecutive matches, tended Minnesota's. The Flames were the better team in the first 40 minutes, taking a 2-0 lead into the third. Both…

About Last Night #40: Fast and furious Flames cause Kings to crumble

The Calgary Flames started off slowly, and were poised to play their trademarked "half-asleep until ten minutes left in the third" brand of hockey, but instead they woke up well before the first period was half over. Being down 2-0 after 20 was not indicative of how quickly they turned the game around. They thoroughly…

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 #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…