About Last Night #47: Flames tie a franchise record in win against the Coyotes

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The Calgary Flames were back in action yesterday, looking to secure their 30th win of the season on Mark Giordano's 800th career NHL game. They faced the Arizona Coyotes, who had just played against the Edmonton Oilers the night prior. https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1084562403021316096 The game started slowly for both teams much of the first, but it was…

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About Last Night #46: Flames battle back to beat the Panthers

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 11: Sean Monahan #23 and Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Florida Panthers during an NHL game on January 11, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Friday night game between the Calgary Flames and the Florida Panthers got off to a slow start for the home team, while the visitors were hungry for redemption after blowing three separate leads to lose in the shootout against the Edmonton Oilers the night before. The Flames looked uncomfortable and it wasn't look before…

Andrew Mangiapane deserves to stay in the NHL

The Calgary Flames have found surprising success in the sixth round of the NHL draft. Last year they selected Mathias Emilio Pettersen who is tearing up the USHL, in 2017 they took D'Artagnan Joly who put up 68 points in 55 games in his draft+1 year, and in 2016 they drafted Matthew Phillips who broke…

About Last Night #31: Flames’ win streak ends with shutout loss to Oilers

Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames takes a sharp angle shot on Mikko Koskinen of the Edmonton Oilers. December 9, 2018.

The Calgary Flames woke up yesterday morning atop the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. They were on a five game winning streak and despite a difficult schedule and set to play their third game in four nights, had a chance to rise to second overall in the NHL with a win over their rival…

About Last Night #30: Flames win fifth straight to claim top spot in the West

  It was a night of firsts for the Calgary Flames, looking to extend their winning streak last night against the Nashville Predators. The Flames and Predators sat first in their respective divisions heading into the game, and the the outcome would determine which team would claim top spot in the Western Conference. Mike Smith…

About Last Night #29: Flames pick up shutout victory against Wild on home ice

Elias Lindholm of the Calgary Flames celebrating a goal with his teammates.

The Calgary Flames returned back to the Saddledome to face the Minnesota Wild. After posting a 9-6 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Flames were looking to tighten up their defence while continuing to ride their offensive breakout. The Flames started the period looking much better than the visitors, but both goaltenders were sharp…

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…

Calgary Flames Over/Under Predictions 2018-19

Hockey is back. The Calgary Flames start their season on the road against the Vancouver Canucks in just two days time. This year, join us for the inaugural Are You Smarter Than The Win Column? We’ve put together a comprehensive list of things we think might happen for the Flames over the course of the…

Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL

Johnny Gaudreau and Brad Marchand pose for a picture at the All Star Game in Columbus

The NHL has a longstanding reputation of being a tough league. Players were always lauded for their size, grit and toughness. A set of grinders was seen as an essential part of every team’s lineup, despite their ability to actually play the game of hockey. If they generated a fight, that was a roster spot…

About Last Night #75: Anaheim Ducks up the Flames’ playoff hopes

It isn't even accurate to describe last night's game as a "must win". The Calgary Flames not only needed to beat the Anaheim Ducks, but also probably also bribe the NHL to award them more than two points for the victory. Sadly for the Flames, they fell to the Ducks in unspectacular fashion, 4-0. A…