What should the Flames do with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan?

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?

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 20: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his power play goal against the Dallas Stars with teammates during the first period of Game Six of the Western Conference First Round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 20, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Film Room: Why Johnny Gaudreau should stop shooting from bad angles

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

Calgary Flames 5v5 arena-adjusted shot distances in the 2020 Playoffs Shots grouped by playoff series, Calgary distances shown on the positive y-axis, opponent distances shown the the negative y-axis. Shots are labelled as goals, shots, or misses. Chart by Bill Tran of thewincolumn.ca. Data from MoneyPuck.com

Visualising the Calgary Flames’ 5v5 shot distances in the 2020 Playoffs

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

Recapping the news and notes from the Flames ‘virtual’ locker cleanout

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

About Last Night Round 1 Game 6: Flames blow 3-0 lead to lose series

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

About Last Night Round 1 Game 5: Flames slow start burns them as Stars take 3-2 lead

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

Breaking down Mark Giordano’s struggles in the 2020 Playoffs

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

About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 4: Special Teams Not Enough For Flames, Stars Even the Series.

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.

About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 3: Talbot slams the door as the Flames take a 2-1 series lead

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

About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 2: Flames come close but cannot beat surging Stars

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