Flames Need To Win Faceoffs Tonight

Ryan Pike
April 17 2015 01:00PM

The Flames played a pretty solid game in Game 1, gradually getting better throughout the game in most respects. Heck, the Corsi battle was even!

One area where they struggled, though, was the face-off circle.

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Is Sean Monahan Playing Hurt?

Ryan Pike
April 17 2015 11:00AM

After his absence at two days of practice and his performance in Game 1, a common question has emerged among the Calgary Flames fan-base.

Is Sean Monahan playing hurt?

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FGD Round 1, Game 2: The Swing Game

Ryan Pike
April 17 2015 09:00AM

The Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks engaged in a pretty entertaining tilt on Wednesday night, with the Flames eking out a 2-1 victory by way of a late goal by Kris Russell.

As a result, tonight is yet another in a series of "biggest games of the season" for the Flames. A win and they go home to Scotiabank Saddledome with a 2-0 series edge. A loss, and the Canucks even things up at one win apiece and head to Calgary to try to negate their own home-rink advantage. it's the swing game, and it could ultimately decide who wins the series. I don't think even the venerable Canucks can come back from being down 2-0 to the Flames.

It's another game between two teams that know each other very well. And the stakes will only get bigger from here on out. For the Calgary Flames, all they can do is keep playing their game and finding wacky ways to win.

Puck drop is after 8pm MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 17 2015 06:30AM


The first round, Leaf's mass firing, Canucks defense could be problematic, Jets least likely to win Cup, Jay Feaster's Flames, a look at Mac T's first 2 years as Oilers GM and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Flames will need to find ways to utilize depth

April 16 2015 03:00PM

There are some things you just can't do anything about. Mark Giordano's injury is one of them, although Gio seems to be trying his best to get around that. Raphael Diaz's injury is another. So is Lance Bouma's. Players are going to get hurt in contact sports, and you need to learn to live without them.

The Flames are doing that right now, albeit just barely.

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