Post-Game: Two More Points

Ryan Pike
March 19 2015 11:59PM

After two games where they walked away with zero points, the Calgary Flames got back into the win column tonight with a pretty solid 60 minutes of ice hockey against a less-than-stellar opponent at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Flames never trailed in this contest and bounced back from losses against Colorado and St. Louis by way of a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. By sheer coindicence, the big difference-maker tonight for the Flames was a young man who grew up as a fan of the Flyers, Johnny Gaudreau.

The Flames now have 83 points. They need 12 points to hit the 95-point mark.

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FGD #71: Frying the Flyers (7pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
March 19 2015 01:00PM

Just 48 hours after their second straight loss and a fairly decent effort against the powerhouse St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames are back at it this evening as they face the Philadelphia Flyers.

And better yet - it's retro night, so expect old-school tunes and old-school uniforms at the 'Dome tonight! And the Flames get an old-school opponent in the form of the Broad Street Bullies, who the Flames faced in the playoffs in their first season in Calgary (1981).

The Flyers are out of the playoff hunt and are poised to play spoiler, while the Flames are hopeful to end their small losing stretch at two games and get some points under the belts. Based on their last meeting in Philly, it should be a spirited 60 minutes of ice hockey.

The puck drops at 7pm MT and you can catch all the action on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Get Well Soon, Paul Byron

Ryan Pike
March 19 2015 11:00AM

Paul Byron is many things.

He's a winger for the Calgary Flames, who is presently injured. While we haven't been given specific timelines for his return, he's expected to be returning to full practice in the near future and - knock on wood - he'll potentially return to the Flames line-up before the end of the season.

Byron's got a lot of positive attributes. While he's not big, he plays bigger than he is, often throwing body checks. Heck, he took out a Sedin in last season's finale - thankfully the opponent was fine afterwards, but the fact that 5'7" Paul Byron is that physically engaged is damned impressive.

And Byron's quietly emerged as one of Calgary's best possession players.

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Flames Recall Markus Granlund From Adirondack

Ryan Pike
March 18 2015 03:55PM

In a move that seems a bit odd to me, the Calgary Flames announced this afternoon that they've recalled Markus Granlund from the Adirondack Flames. Presumably he'll fly in tonight and join the team on the ice tomorrow.

No corresponding assignments were announced, so this appears to be a straight-up addition to the roster and the burning-off for the third of the team's four non-emergency recalls.

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Jon Gillies Named Hockey East Goalie Of Year

Ryan Pike
March 18 2015 03:25PM

The end of the collegiate hockey season brings with it the collegiate hockey awards, and despite Johnny Gaudreau graduating onto NHL stardom, the Calgary Flames are once again represented.

Providence College goaltender Jon Gillies was named Hockey East's Stop It Goaltending Champion, the league's individual award for goaltenders. He'll receive his honour at the conference's awards banquet tomorrow evening.

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