Hot Take Tuesday: There is no roster spot for James Neal

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the…

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About Last Night #70: Flames score nine on Devils

Disclaimer: This recap is definitely not one day late, you're definitely dreaming. This recap actually showed up during the third period, just like the Flames. The Western Conference race is down to two teams, and they're playing shot for shot, point for point, win for win. On a night that saw the San Jose Sharks…

About Last Night #69: Nice

The Calgary Flames, on a four game losing streak, looked to snap their slide last night against the Vegas Golden Knights. For just the second day since mid-November, the Flames woke up yesterday morning not in first place in the West. But, with a division matchup against Vegas, they had a chance to start this…

About Last Night #68: Flames shutout by Coyotes; lose fourth straight in regulation

Despite losing a close match-up last night against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Calgary Flames were right back in action against the Arizona Coyotes. Embattled in the midst of a three game regulation losing streak, their first of the season, the Flames were in dire need of a victory. Their lead atop the Western Conference…

How the Flames have fared for February star selections

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Johnny Gaudreau #13 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Resuming hockey after the all-star break this season brought back shades of the last, bringing back haunting memories where things seemed to slip for the 2017-18 Calgary Flames. Despite a questionable start to February, the 2018-19 Flames shook off their demons and got back on track. They finished the month still first in the Western…

About Last Night #66: Flames outworked the Leafs; puck luck leaves them without the win

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 4: The Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate after Tyler Ennis #63 (not pictured) scored against the Calgary Flames of during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 4, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames were looking to bounce back from a 4-2 setback against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Coming off a rough outing for Mike Smith, Calgary turned to David Rittich to backstop the Flames against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Oliver Kylington would also draw back into the lineup on the third defensive pairing. The…

About Last Night #65: Flames’ win streak comes to an end on Iginla night

The Calgary Flames had to follow the beautiful jersey retirement ceremony for Jarome Iginla, looking for their eight straight win against the visiting Minnesota Wild. It was a tough act to follow, but the Flames had been on a recent tear as of late and looked to continue their winning ways. Unfortunately, the Wild got…

About Last Night #64: Flames’ solid all around effort closes out a perfect road trip

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 27: Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames scores a goal on Mackenzie Blackwood #29 of the New Jersey Devils during the game at Prudential Center on February 27, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames finished off their three game road trip with a stop in the Garden State. Coming off two solid yet unspectacular games against the Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders, it was much of the same last night. The Flames looked to David Rittich for the second time on the trip as…

About Last Night #63: Flames beat Islanders to extend winning streak to six

Currently one of the hottest teams in the NHL, the Calgary Flames looked to extend their winning streak to six games as they took on the New York Islanders on the road last night. The Flames hosted the Islanders last week and put together one of their most complete and dominant games of the season…

About Last Night #62: The Battle of the Tkachuks sees a goal for one, a victory for the other

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 24: Brothers Brady Tkachuk #7 of the Ottawa Senators and Matthew Tkachuk #19 the Calgary Flames pose for a photo during warm up prior to a game at Canadian Tire Centre on February 24, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Matt Zambonin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames kicked off a three game Eastern conference road trip. The short roadie started yesterday in Ottawa, and will see them visit New York and New Jersey to face the Islanders and the Devils before returning back to Calgary for Jarome Iginla's big night. The Flames looked to extend their current four game…