Sunday Census: All-Star Game nominees and making the penalty kill even better

David Rittich of the Calgary Flames.

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column 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 polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1078482382259277824…

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About Last Night #38: Gaudreau hat-trick powers Flames to victory over Jets

The Calgary Flames were back in action on Thursday night, after a lengthy holiday break, to face the Western Conference leading Winnipeg Jets. The Flames were coming into the game limping a bit, after losing their previous three contests, in addition to the conference lead they once held. Coming off of a dreadful loss to…

About Last Night #37: Flames drop third straight to Blues

In another weekend matinee against the St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames looked for a repeat performance following a big 7-2 win against the Blues just a week ago. Mike Smith started in the Flames crease and Jake Allen in the Blues'. The Flames didn't start out the game on the right foot. They looked…

Sunday Census: the Hamilton trade revisited, trade deadline acquisitions, and desired seven game series

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column 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 polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1075079266591600640…

About Last Night #36: Flames fall to Lightning in shootout thriller

In a true measuring stick match, the Calgary Flames hosted the league leading Tampa Bay Lightning last night. In a meeting between the number one and number two teams in the NHL, it had all the makings of an amazing game and it was exactly that. The Lightning opened the scoring off a broken play…

About Last Night #35: Flames get shutout by Stars in listless effort

The Calgary Flames finished out their three game road trip in Texas on Tuesday night, with a match-up against the Dallas Stars. After failing to stage a complete comeback in their previous meeting, the Flames were looking to even the season series this time around. They would be taking the ice down a few key…

About Last Night #34: Flames blow out Blues in St. Louis

The Calgary Flames were back in action, in a rare matinee back-to-back against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday afternoon. After squeaking by the Wild, due in large part to David Rittich, the Flames would go right back to the Czech netminder. The Blues have been struggling all season, and although they crushed the Flames earlier…

About Last Night #33: Flames get the win and settles scores against the Wild

Matthew Tkachuk celebrates goal

After losing Mikael Backlund to injury and both Ryan Lomberg and Mark Giordano to suspensions in the last game against the Minnesota Wild, the Calgary Flames looked for both revenge and a win in Minnesota yesterday afternoon. Setting the stage for what had the makings of a nasty grudge match, the Flames dressed Dalton Prout…

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 #32: The Flames complete another miraculous comeback

The Calgary Flames were back in action on Wednesday night after a two day break since their Battle of Alberta loss. They played host to the Philadelphia Flyers, who are embroiled in the midst of an organizational shift. The visiting team hasn't been playing their best hockey, but still only find themselves seven points out…