About Last *Afternoon* #19: Monahan Scores Hatty against Elliott

The Flames found themselves in a 3-1 hole at the end of the first period, but managed to battle back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime yesterday afternoon. This was the first time ex-Flames goaltender Brian Elliott faced his old teammates, and was burned for five goals in the Flyers loss. Mike Smith made his [...]

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #17

Opponent Monday: St. Louis Blues @ CGY Result  Dominating the Blues in all situations, the Flames capped their seven game home stand with a 7-4 win last night. With a 5-2 record over this stretch, the Flames finally appear to be living up to their potential and are starting to get scoring from the bottom [...]

Weekly Win Column: Week 7

What a week in the NHL. The Vadim Shipachyov saga has finally concluded with his repayment of his $2M signing bonus and a "voluntary" retirement from the NHL. His frustration and apparent feud with the Vegas Golden Knights is unlikely to blow over just yet, however. After returning to Russia, Shipachyov sounded off about how [...]

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #16

Opponent Thursday: Detroit Red Wings @ CGY Result  The Calgary Flames beat the Detroit Red Wings by a 6-3 score. It was easily one of the most fun and entertaining games the Flames have played this season. Mark Jankowski scored his first NHL goal, Sam Bennett registered his first point of the year, Johnny Gaudreau [...]

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #14

Opponent Sunday:  New Jersey Devils @ CGY Result  The Calgary Flames recovered from another rough start to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in a shootout. Mike Smith probably had his worst game as a Flame, yet still made several incredible saves to bail out his teammates during a less than stellar first period. This [...]

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #13

Opponent     Thursday:  Pittsburgh Penguins @ CGY Result  As both teams were tied in a scoreless contest with less than five minutes remaining in regulation, Kris Versteeg was sitting on the bench already thinking up what move he was going to try on Tristan Jarry in the shootout. Whenever the Calgary Flames play the [...]

O Captain! My Captain! – Who Wears the Flames’ “C” Next?

When Jarome Iginla was traded from the Calgary Flames in 2013, a hole was left both on and off the ice. He wore the “C” for over 10 years, was firmly integrated into the greater Calgary community, and was the quintessential embodiment of a leader. Besides being a highly accomplished hockey player, he was a [...]

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #12

Opponent Sunday: Washington Capitals @ CGY Result  After losing four of their past five games, the Calgary Flames were in dire need of a positive outing for their Halloween game against the Washington Capitals. Small tweaks were made to the group to address Friday's listless effort, mainly by the reinsertion of Brett Kulak and Curtis Lazar [...]

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 [...]