Flames’ solid defensive corps optimal for the playoffs

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 19: Matthew Tkachuk #19, Noah Hanifin #55 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game on March 19, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are just around the corner, and the Calgary Flames are adding the finishing touches to their lineup. Between resting some players and doing everything they can to get Johnny Gaudreau to the elusive 100 point mark, the Flames close out the season with luxuries they wouldn't have afforded had they not…

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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 #53: Flames overcome ‘Canes in sentimental victory

The Calgary Flames visited the Carolina Hurricanes yesterday afternoon for a pre-Superbowl matinee showdown. It was the first time Bill Peters, Derek Ryan, Noah Hanifin, and Elias Lindholm were in Carolina since the big trade between the two clubs in the offseason, and they were the stars of the show. The Flames went down early,…

Sunday Census: James Neal, starting hot after the break, and trade deadline rumours

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A mid-season visualisation of Calgary Flames goals by scorer and game-state

The Calgary Flames are having some kind of run in 2018-19. Not only are they second in the NHL standings, they're also second in terms of goals for. At 190 goals scored in 51 games played, they're scoring at a prolific rate of 3.73 goals per game. Historically, in any given hockey game, a team…

Sunday Census: Kylington vs. Valimaki, Oilers drama, and expectations for the Flames

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About Last Night #51: Flames head into All-Star break with overtime win over ‘Canes

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 22: Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames celebrates the game winning goal against the Carolina Hurricane at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 22, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes visited the Calgary Flames for the Flames' last game before the All-Star break, bringing with them former Flames Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland. A highly anticipated return for two major players for the Flames from previous seasons, they both had a warm welcome from the C of Red.Under two minutes into the…

Sunday Census: Jarome Iginla records, Sam Bennett goals, and a lineup upgrade

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About Last Night #47: Flames tie a franchise record in win against the Coyotes

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The Calgary Flames were back in action yesterday, looking to secure their 30th win of the season on Mark Giordano's 800th career NHL game. They faced the Arizona Coyotes, who had just played against the Edmonton Oilers the night prior. https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1084562403021316096 The game started slowly for both teams much of the first, but it was…

About Last Night #46: Flames battle back to beat the Panthers

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 11: Sean Monahan #23 and Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Florida Panthers during an NHL game on January 11, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Friday night game between the Calgary Flames and the Florida Panthers got off to a slow start for the home team, while the visitors were hungry for redemption after blowing three separate leads to lose in the shootout against the Edmonton Oilers the night before. The Flames looked uncomfortable and it wasn't look before…