About Last Night #44: Flames outlast Wild in seven-round shootout thriller

Compared to their last meeting just a few weeks ago, the Calgary Flames and Minnesota Wild traded goals in a wild night. 11 total goals were scored, including three in the shootout, and despite fighting it for large portions of the night, it was David Rittich who came away victorious in his 100th NHL game. … Continue reading About Last Night #44: Flames outlast Wild in seven-round shootout thriller

About Last Night 43: Gaudreau, Monahan lead Flames over Rangers

It was not exactly the smoothest game, but the Flames will take the win. Johnny Gaudreau started a wild first period for the Flames with a slick breakaway goal four minutes in. Soon after, while killing a five on three powerplay, Mikael Backlund finished his own breakaway attempt. But the Rangers kept their two man … Continue reading About Last Night 43: Gaudreau, Monahan lead Flames over Rangers

About Last Night #42: Puck watching costs Flames on New Year's Eve

As has become emblematic of the Flames of late, they started the game slowly, and spent too much time watching the Blackhawks. In the first five minutes, the Flames were down 2-0 and did not look good. Patrick Kane added another goal, and just as against Vancouver, the Flames were down 3-0 after one. Chicago … Continue reading About Last Night #42: Puck watching costs Flames on New Year's Eve

About Last Night #41: Slow start sinks Flames against Canucks

After a dominating showing against their provincial rivals, the Flames were back in action Sunday evening against another Pacific Division opponent. The Vancouver Canucks entered the contest having won their previous four games, looking to extend their win streak to five. After playing the previous night, the Canucks showed no signs of slowing down as … Continue reading About Last Night #41: Slow start sinks Flames against Canucks

About Last Night 40: Flames blowout Oilers in Battle of Alberta

What a great game for the Flames. After an opening goal from Andrew Mangiapane just eleven seconds (yes, you read that right) into the first period, the Flames never looked back. They chased Mikko Koskinen from the net after four goals, and then scored another goal on former Flames netminder Mike Smith. With the win, … Continue reading About Last Night 40: Flames blowout Oilers in Battle of Alberta

About Last Night 39: Flames struggle against stingy Wild

In an odd Monday afternoon game, the Flames struggled to get much of anything going. Two goals by the Wild, both scored from passes from below the goal line, were the difference. The Flames head into the Holiday Break in the second wildcard spot. Statistical Breakdown 5v5 SVACF%SCF%HDCF%xGF%44.046.267.447.456.053.832.652.6 Team Stats 5v5 Player Stats Calgary Flames … Continue reading About Last Night 39: Flames struggle against stingy Wild

About Last Night 38: Dominant special teams lead to win over Stars

The Flames continued the recent trend of starting the first period strong, which led to Andrew Mangiapane's goal to open the scoring. Seconds later though, Denis Gurianov had a spectacular individual effort to tie the game at one. The story from there was the Flames Powerplay which scored three times and looked dangerous all night. … Continue reading About Last Night 38: Dominant special teams lead to win over Stars