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 #18: The Flames got Torched

To start off their six game road trip, the Calgary Flames visited the Little Caesar's Arena for their second and final matchup of the season against the Detroit Red Wings. With starting goalie Mike Smith injured, Eddie Lack got his second start of the season. Things went south rather quickly as the Flames found themselves [...]

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 #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 #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 on Game #7

Opponent Carolina Hurricanes vs CGY Result  Coming off a four day break, the Calgary Flames were not ready for this one. The Carolina Hurricanes were better in almost every aspect of the game, out shooting the Flames 33-26 and winning the game by a final score of 2-1. Jeff Skinner gave the Flames a serious [...]

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 [...]

How to Win #Flames1stGoal

One of the most universal human experiences involves logging onto Twitter and making a guess for the Calgary Flames’ #Flames1stGoal contest. Every single game day, you select a player in hopes of being right, and more importantly, scoring those coveted tickets to a home game. There are many strategies for picking the first goal scorer. [...]

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 [...]