About Last Night #1: Death, taxes, and the Flames losing the season opener

Elias Pettersson watches the puck come out of the net after scoring past goalie Mike Smith

Hockey is finally back! The Calgary Flames opened the 2018-19 season on the road in Vancouver last night to face the Canucks. The Flames entered the contest looking to put an end to the longest active losing streak in season openers in the NHL at 0-7-1. Dillon Dube and Juuso Valimaki were playing in their…

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About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #10

Opponent Wednesday: St. Louis Blues @ STL Result  Exactly a year ago, Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik met a new linemate named Matthew Tkachuk. After a full season's worth of playing time together, 3M came to St. Louis with intentions of showing why they've been the best line in the league. What better way to…

Weekly Win Column: Week 4

What a week in the NHL. Erik Karlsson returned and to nobody's surprise is back to dominating the league. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are the NHL's clear dynamic duo, sitting first and second in overall point production. The New Jersey Devils sit atop the Metropolitan Division, looking down at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington…

About Last Night: Thoughts on Game #6

Opponent Vancouver Canucks vs CGY   Result  To everyone’s surprise, Eddie Lack did not get the start despite the Calgary Flames playing their second game of a back-to-back with (short) travel in between. With the way the Flames played against Ottawa, they knew they needed to refine their game, stay out of penalty trouble, and…

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #2

Opponent Winnipeg Jets @ CGY Result The night may have started off quite sluggishly, falling behind 3-1 after the first period, the Calgary Flames finally resembled the team we expected them to be. They came back with five unanswered goals to complete the 6-3 victory - the first home opener win in six years. Mike Smith…