From Kipper to Ritter: How have the Flames managed their starting goalies?

CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 17: David Rittich #33 of the Calgary Flames makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game on November 17, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames found a gem of a goaltender in David Rittich. Despite only playing 52 career games, he's had a rapid ascent into the hearts of many fans, earning the nickname "Big Save Dave" as he backstopped the Flames to victory time and time again this season. With Rittich's campaign going so well, comparisons…

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About Last Night #23: Redemption in Denver

After dropping a 6-4 decision to the Dallas Stars the night before, the Flames bounced back against the Colorado Avalanche on last night in a big way. The Flames scored two goals in the final minute of the second period which led to a 3-2 victory. In the final game of their six-game road trip,…

About Last Night #20: Capital Domination

Other than allowing a goal to Lars Eller just 62 seconds into the contest, the Flames completely dominated the Washington Capitals last night, earning a 4-1 victory. Johnny Gaudreau scored on a partial break to tie the game early in the first period and there was no looking back for the Flames. Gaudreau extended his…

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #11

Opponent Friday: Dallas Stars vs CGY Result  The Calgary Flames should have easily handled a tired Dallas Stars team. Yet they could not put together a win in front of the home crowd, falling to 1-4 in the Saddledome. Hopefully they start getting wins at home because last night was the first game of a seven…

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…

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #9

Opponent Tuesday: Nashville Predators @ NSH     Result  It's not about how you start, its how you finish. The Flames were visiting Smashville last night in hopes of righting a two game slide. The team got off to a terrible start, with Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi both scoring power play goals less than…

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #8

Opponent Minnesota Wild @ CGY Result  After a listless effort against Carolina, and a thorough lashing from Glen Gulutzan, the Calgary Flames were back in action on Saturday night at home against the Minnesota Wild. The team came out flying in the first period, dominating the game and generating 18 shots on goal. The Flames…

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #4

Opponent   Los Angeles Kings vs CGY       Result  California Love is right. The Calgary Flames were able to complete the sweep of a quick two game SoCal road trip beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in overtime last night. The Flames jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period which…

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…