About Last Night #18: Flames fall to San Jose, referees

With a nail-biter win against the Los Angeles Kings the night before, the Calgary Flames looked to close out their first California road trip with a winning record. Facing the surging San Jose Sharks, it was a tough task for the Flames who opted to insert Michael Stone into the lineup in favour of Rasmus…

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Sunday Census: Goalies, rookies, and the Pacific Division

Welcome to The Win Column's newest weekly feature: Sunday Census. Throughout the week, TWC 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…

About Last Night #17: Big Save Dave shuts out Kings

After suffering a streak-ending loss to the Anaheim Ducks a few nights ago, the Calgary Flames continued their California road trip in the Staples Center last night against the Los Angeles Kings. With David Rittich tending the net, the Flames looked to get back into the win column against a Kings team that has struggled…

About Last Night #16: Flames’ third period magic fails against the Ducks

After a three day break that felt like an eternity, the Calgary Flames made their way south to start a three game California road trip. Starting off against the Anaheim Ducks, the Flames looked to extend their four game winning streak, while simultaneously attempt to exorcise more of their Honda Center demons. The Flames got…

About Last Night #15: Flames mount third period comeback to beat Blackhawks

Since suffering one of the worst losses in franchise history to the Pittsburgh Penguins just over a week ago, the Calgary Flames have been among the best teams in the NHL. Riding a three game winning streak with points in four straight, they looked to keep things going against the Chicago Blackhawks last night. The…

About Last Night #14: Flames beat the odds and come back to beat the Avalanche

Sam Bennett of the Calgary Flames fights Ian Cole of the Colorado Avalanche.

Well, that was fun. After a successful quick two game road trip, with a dominant win against the Toronto Maple Leafs and comeback magic against the Buffalo Sabres, the Calgary Flames returned to the Saddledome to face the Colorado Avalanche. The Flames took the first meeting between the two teams, with a thrilling overtime victory…

About Last Night #13: Flames use some late game magic to complete the comeback in Buffalo

Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan celebrate an overtime victory, David Rittich and Matthew Tkachuk celebrate in the background.

The Calgary Flames didn't have much time to celebrate their spectacular win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they made the quick drive across the border to face the Buffalo Sabres last night. On the tail end of a back-to-back, amid a quick two game Eastern Conference road-trip, the odds were stacked against the Flames as…

About Last Night #11: Flames rebound strong, but fall in shootout to Capitals

Mike Smith of the Calgary Flames makes a save while Sean Monahan defends against Niklas Backstrom.

The Calgary Flames were in need of a major revitalization after Thursday's embarrassingly pathetic outing against the Penguins. Unfortunately, they weren't getting a break in as easy opponent, as the reigning Stanley Cup winners, the Washington Capitals, were in town for a Saturday matinee. With tensions high in Calgary, the Flames needed a solid performance…

About Last Night #8: Rittich shines bright on Broadway

Rittich makes save versus New York Rangers, October 21, 2018

Having not won at Madison Square Garden for nearly 10 years, The Calgary Flames looked to reverse their luck on Sunday night in their first matchup against the New York Rangers of the season. The Flames started the game off very flat. Were it not for a beautiful spin-o-rama goal by Johnny Gaudreau and a number of…

About Last Night #4: Flames fall flat in St. Louis

Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames defends against Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues

In game two of an important tone setting road trip, the Calgary Flames were looking to win three straight games after starting the season with a loss. Coming off the strong shutout victory over the Predators, the Flames were facing a St. Louis Blues squad that were still looking for their first win to wrap…