About Last Night #60: Flames double up Islanders, Gaudreau hits a milestone

CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 20: Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames attempts to score on Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders during an NHL game on February 20, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames continued their three game home-stand on Wednesday night, as they hosted the New York Islanders; a clash between divisional leaders. After recording back-to-back wins, the Flames were looking to extend their winning streak and lead atop the Western Conference. Mike Smith made his fourth consecutive start for the Flames, going 2-0-1 over his…

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About Last Night #59: Flames knock off Coyotes, earn back-to-back victories

The Calgary Flames were back in the Saddledome on Monday afternoon to face the Arizona Coyotes. After a rollercoaster of a trip through the east coast, the Flames were looking to extend their winning ways after just recently ending their slump against the Penguins. The Coyotes, on paper, presented that prime opportunity, as the past…

About Last Night #58: Flames hold off late Penguins push, snap losing streak

PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 16: Andrew Mangiapane #88 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on February 16, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames looked to wrap up their four-game road trip on a high note during Saturday's matinee game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Going 0-1-2 so far on the trip, ending with a win would give the Flames much needed relief heading back to Calgary. It was a high scoring tilt between two of the…

About Last Night #57: Calgary Flames losing streak hits four games

The Calgary Flames continued their road trip through the Sunshine State, stopping in Sunrise to face the Florida Panthers. Coming off a stale loss to the Lightning, the Flames were looking to avoid their first four game losing streak of the season. The team would turn to Mike Smith between the pipes; David Rittich isn't doing himself…

About Last Night #56: Flames fall in rematch against the Lightning

TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 12: Brayden Point #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates a goal during a game against the Calgary Flames at Amalie Arena on February 12, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The highly anticipated rematch between two of the league's top teams had many folks excited to see some Grade-A hockey. The Calgary Flames were looking to break out of mini-slump and show the Lightning that they've got some competition. The game started off with fast action going both ways. Active sticks caused turnovers on both…

About Last Night #55: Flames lose in a shootout to Canucks

The Calgary Flames finally did not have a multiple day break in between games, jumping right back into action against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. The Flames looked to avoid back-to-back regulation losses for the first time since mid-November. After being pulled against the San Jose Sharks, David Rittich would once again man 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,…

About Last Night #52: Flames fall flat out of the break, lose to Capitals

The Calgary Flames were finally, finally, back in action last night after an extended nine day break. It was a long hiatus without Flames hockey, especially with the team being on an absolute tear as of recent. The Flames entered Friday night's contest against the Washington Capitals on a nine game point streak, and remained…

How the Flames have fared for January star selections

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Matthew Tkachuk #19 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames at this point in the season are probably switching their focus towards gunning for the Presidents' Trophy. The Tampa Bay Lightning are within reach and if things line up for the Flames, then there might be good reason to celebrate come April. The Flames only played 11 games in January, given the…

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…