Sunday Census: Goalies, rookies, and the Pacific Division

Welcome to The Win Column's newest weekly feature: Sunday Census. Throughout the week, TWC will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base's stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the…

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About Last Night #15: Flames mount third period comeback to beat Blackhawks

Since suffering one of the worst losses in franchise history to the Pittsburgh Penguins just over a week ago, the Calgary Flames have been among the best teams in the NHL. Riding a three game winning streak with points in four straight, they looked to keep things going against the Chicago Blackhawks last night. The…

About Last Night #13: Flames use some late game magic to complete the comeback in Buffalo

Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan celebrate an overtime victory, David Rittich and Matthew Tkachuk celebrate in the background.

The Calgary Flames didn't have much time to celebrate their spectacular win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they made the quick drive across the border to face the Buffalo Sabres last night. On the tail end of a back-to-back, amid a quick two game Eastern Conference road-trip, the odds were stacked against the Flames as…

About Last Night #8: Rittich shines bright on Broadway

Rittich makes save versus New York Rangers, October 21, 2018

Having not won at Madison Square Garden for nearly 10 years, The Calgary Flames looked to reverse their luck on Sunday night in their first matchup against the New York Rangers of the season. The Flames started the game off very flat. Were it not for a beautiful spin-o-rama goal by Johnny Gaudreau and a number of…

About Last Night #6: Flames light up Bruins to reach 4-2-0 record

The Calgary Flames celebrate a first period goal against the Boston Bruins. Michael Frolik fist bumps Sam Bennett as he skates by the bench.

It was marijuana legalization day in Canada, and apparently the Boston Bruins thought it would be a great idea to hop across the border to get lit up by the Calgary Flames. All joking aside, the Bruins entered last night's contest as one of the league's best teams. The Flames, coming off of a marvelous…

About Last Night #5: Flames complete the comeback and dazzle in overtime

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 13: Elias Lindholm #28 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with teammates Sam Bennett #93 and Rasmus Andersson #4 after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on October 13, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Flames defeated the Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames came into Denver looking to bounce back from their loss against the St. Louis Blues. On the last stop of their three game road trip, the Flames looked to end things strong against the Colorado Avalanche. Things didn't start off too well, as Nathan MacKinnon and JT Compher both capitalised early on…

About Last Night #4: Flames fall flat in St. Louis

Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames defends against Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues

In game two of an important tone setting road trip, the Calgary Flames were looking to win three straight games after starting the season with a loss. Coming off the strong shutout victory over the Predators, the Flames were facing a St. Louis Blues squad that were still looking for their first win to wrap…

About Last Night #3: Flames use complete effort to stymie the Preds

Calgary Flames score a powerplay goal against Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators

After splitting the first two games of the season against the Vancouver Canucks, the Calgary Flames were in a slight stage of limbo. Falling flat in the first outing and coming from behind the following game, it was unclear as to what kind of team the 2018-19 Flames were going to be. The Flames headed…

About Last Night #2: Flames ride three PP goals to victory in home opener

Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk, and Elias Lindholm celebrate after Lindholm scored the game-winning goal against Vancouver Canucks

It was a doozy at the 'Dome. The Calgary Flames, reeling after their uninspiring opening day loss to the Vancouver Canucks just three nights prior, hosted the same Canucks for a rematch last night. Travis Hamonic, out with a facial fracture after fighting Erik Gudbranson for a late hit on rookie Dillon Dube just eight…

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…