The Flames Since the Rumble at Rogers

Ryan Pike
March 26 2014 07:30AM

It's been a long season, obviously, but as we creep into the final 10 games of this Calgary Flames season, let's re-visit what's probably considered the watershed moment for the club this year.

That's right, the absolute gong show of a night at Rogers Arena on January 18.

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Post-Game: Over The Lowest Bar

Ryan Pike
March 24 2014 10:39PM

The 1997-98 Calgary Flames were, to be blunt, bad.

They racked up just 67 points over an 82 game season and firmly in the dreadful Young Guns era of hockey, they were the worst Flames club there ever was. With tonight's shootout win over the third-overall San Jose Sharks, this year's Flames club (a) broke the 30 win barrier and (b) guaranteed they'll be better than the 97-98 team.

And it was a pretty nice game, too, with strong goaltending from Karri Ramo and a great performance by a rookie defender.

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FGD: Flames Host Fins

Ryan Pike
March 24 2014 02:58PM

After a day off on Sunday, your Calgary Flames (29-35-7, 65 points, 26th overall) are back in action tonight (7pm MT; Sportsnet) as they host the San Jose Sharks (46-18-8, 100 points, 3rd overall).

The Flames are a confident bunch after a Jekyll and Hyde weekend - with a somewhat sloppy 6-5 loss to Nashville followed by a 8-1 whuppin' of the Edmonton Oilers. Despite the lop-sided score, the Flames corrected a lot of the little things they did wrong against Nashville, and they'll need to be sharp against a Sharks club that's hoping to smooth out its game as it heads towards the post-season.

The Sharks can clinch a playoff berth with a victory tonight.

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The Weekly Ignition: More Playoffs

Ryan Pike
March 24 2014 12:55PM

The NHL's playoff races are heating up! The NCAA tournament brackets are set! Playoffs in the CHL are now well-underway. Here's your weekly catch-up on what's happening around the Flames-related hockey world.

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Gaudreau Watch: NCAA Brackets Set

Ryan Pike
March 23 2014 10:14AM

The conference tournaments are behind us now, so now the last leg of college hockey is upon us: the NCAA's Frozen Four tournament.

Brackets were announced this morning. Here's where the Flames kids, including Johnny Gaudreau, fit in.

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