Much of the talk around the Calgary Flames since their first round playoff exit has been around the need for them to shake up their top line. Specifically, there have been calls about the Flames needing to trade Johnny Gaudreau or Sean Monahan. Since becoming a full-time presence in the NHL in the 2014-15 season, … Continue reading What should the Flames do with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan?
By his standards, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau struggled for much of 2019-20 regular season as well as the playoffs. Among the very tough decisions the club will have to make this season will be whether or not to continue building around the talented forward who was once considered to be the bedrock of the … Continue reading Flames Film Room: Why Johnny Gaudreau should stop shooting from bad angles
The Calgary Flames made it through ten games during the 2020 Playoffs. In those ten games, the team showed glimpses of both greatness and mediocrity. On one hand, the Flames had a stellar goaltending performance courtesy of Cam Talbot, a couple players really stepped up their game, including Andrew Mangiapane, Dillon Dube, and even Milan … Continue reading Visualising the Calgary Flames’ 5v5 shot distances in the 2020 Playoffs
After being eliminated in six games on Thursday evening to the Dallas Stars, the Flames were finally back in action. That is of course on the annual "locker cleanout" or "garbage bag day" that the Flames hosted virtually this year due to obvious reasons. There were lots of important topics covered by a wide range … Continue reading Recapping the news and notes from the Flames ‘virtual’ locker cleanout
It was the best start the Flames have had in any game in the bubble. Facing elimination, they came out absolutely flying. They took advantage of a shaky Anton Khudobin and put three goals past the Dallas goaltender in the first 6:34 of the game. Andrew Mangiapane led the charge with a slick tip-in goal, … Continue reading About Last Night Round 1 Game 6: Flames blow 3-0 lead to lose series
Another day, another game where the Flames did not start on time. They came out very flat, and the Stars most certainly did not. At the tail end of a four on four, the Stars made a play up ice and as the Flames went to the man-advantage, Jamie Benn took a pass from Tyler … Continue reading About Last Night Round 1 Game 5: Flames slow start burns them as Stars take 3-2 lead
After a back and forth affair on Sunday afternoon, the Flames now find themselves tied at two games a piece in their Round 1 series against the Dallas Stars. It's been quite the roller coaster ride for the team in the four games played, and it's safe to say that there are still many areas … Continue reading Breaking down Mark Giordano’s struggles in the 2020 Playoffs
Opportunistic special teams play was almost enough, but the Flames couldn't hang on long enough to secure the victory. Joe Pavelski opened the scoring late in the first, but was answered quickly by Johnny Gaudreau on the power play. The two teams then traded goals. Pavelski scored on a bullet shot on a two on … Continue reading About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 4: Special Teams Not Enough For Flames, Stars Even the Series.
The Flames came out very flat to start this second game in as many nights, and Dallas had an early opportunity to make it 1-0, but Alexander Radulov hit the bar on a wide open net. The Stars had a couple other early chances before the Flames finally woke up and started playing. They came … Continue reading About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 3: Talbot slams the door as the Flames take a 2-1 series lead
The Flames started this one off right. Just 19 seconds into the game, a shot from the point bounced off the back boards and right to Dillon Dube who put it past Ben Bishop. Unfortunately, that lead would not last long. With Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov pressed in front of the net, the puck … Continue reading About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 2: Flames come close but cannot beat surging Stars