Post-Game: That's It, Back To .500!

Ryan Pike
December 15 2015 09:07PM

The Calgary Flames played an utterly horrible 20 minutes of hockey. Thankfully, they only gave up a goal and played much better from that point onwards, with T.J. Brodie tying the game in the second and the Flames winning the only way they know how: overtime.

By virtue of a nice pass from Johnny Gaudreau during the 3-on-3, the Flames beat the Nashville Predators by a 2-1 score and are back at .500 with a 14-14-2 record. Like many of Calgary's wins, it wasn't pretty, but they got the job done.

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Michael Frolik Leaves Tonight's Game With Upper-Body Injury

Ryan Pike
December 15 2015 08:25PM

The Calgary Flames may soon get healthier with the impending return of Lance Bouma, but the chances of them becoming fully healthy just took a bit of a hit. Winger Michael Frolik left tonight's game in Nashville with what's being termed an "upper-body injury."

The injury was announced by the Flames official twitter early in the third period of tonight's game.

Frolik appears to have suffered the injury in a collision with Predators blueliner Mattias Ekholm late in the second period. (Video after the jump.)

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FGD #30: A Visit to Nashville

Ryan Pike
December 15 2015 12:00PM

The Calgary Flames are hitting the road after a very successful five-game home-stand. The first stop on their four game trip across the Central Division (and Detroit) begins tonight in Nashville against the Predators.

The Flames are probably feeling pretty happy to have escaped the last two weeks undefeated. Well, they're good at home, but they've won just one road game since the beginning of November - going 1-6-1 in the process. If they have visions of playoff hockey in their heads, and they might given how awful the Pacific Division has been this season, they'll need to win some games outside of the Saddledome to get there.

And a win tonight gets them to where they haven't been since October 13: the .500 mark.

The puck drops at 6pm MT on Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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Johnny Gaudreau's Next Contract Will Be A Big Challenge for Brad Treliving

Ryan Pike
December 15 2015 08:00AM

Life's pretty good right now for Brad Treliving's Calgary Flames. They've won five in a row overall (and nine straight on home ice). They've managed to drag themselves from the National Hockey League's basement and into the verge of a playoff position.

Hopefully Treliving is enjoying life right now, because he's going to have quite a few things to juggle going forward as he attempts to re-sign wunderkind Johnny Gaudreau, steady Sean Monahan and any number of other players on expiring contracts.

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Taking Stock of Calgary's Draft Picks And Prospect Depth

Ryan Pike
December 14 2015 10:00AM

The Calgary Flames are (shockingly) within spitting distance of a playoff spot, but considering that we're just a few months shy away from the 2016 NHL Draft, let's focus on the future a little bit.

While a bunch of outlets have been chugging along and churning out draft rankings, it's probably about time to take stock of the picks the Flames have and the holes they have in their organization looking forward.

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