Flames Recall Kenny Agostino From Stockton

Ryan Pike
March 11 2016 09:16AM

In March 2013, Kenny Agostino was acquired by the Calgary Flames from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Jarome Iginla. He soon made his National Hockey League debut, played eight games, and then spent two seasons in the American Hockey League.

After 117 AHL contests, Agostino will get another shot in the NHL tonight. He was recalled from the Stockton Heat this morning, the Flames announced via a press release. He's up on an emergency basis, contingent on Sam Bennett's injury status.

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Thanks, but no tanks: a look at the draft lottery odds

Ryan Pike
March 10 2016 12:00PM

Around this time of year, it's time to talk about harsh truths.

The 2015-16 Calgary Flames are not going to make the playoffs. In 8.5 losses (and/or Colorado Avalanche wins), the Flames will be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. Around here, we've been shining a bright light on the end-of-season race to the bottom of the standings because it's cheeky fun and it gives us all something to pay attention to.

Gang, we've looked into the draft lottery odds this season and have something to share: the Flames may have picked a really bad season to be this bad.

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Post-Game: Flames get two points, lose two players

Ryan Pike
March 09 2016 10:53PM

For the third straight game, the Calgary Flames were the better team.

For the third straight game, the Flames got some points out of it.

The locals were full marks once again, getting out to an early lead against a really good Nashville Predators club and holding on for a 3-2 overtime victory on home ice. The revelry was soured somewhat by the in-game departures of T.J. Brodie and Sam Bennett with upper-body injuries.

The Flames improve to 28-34-5 on the season.

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FGD #67: Home Ice Advantage: The Flames Welcome the Predators

Ryan Pike
March 09 2016 12:00PM

(Sergei Belski / USA Today Sports)

After losing three in a row following the National Hockey League's trade deadline, the Calgary Flames have quietly put together a pair of really strong games. On Saturday, they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins. On Monday, they dominated the San Jose Sharks and got a point. Tonight? They face the NHL's hottest club, the Nashville Predators.

The Flames are all-but-eliminated from the post-season, but they're playing (a) for jobs and (b) to recover old, good habits. The team has played two of its best games of the season lately, and it's a bit sad and frustrating considering it took 60-ish games and getting punted down to the bottom of the standings to get them going. Anyway, hopefully their strong play can continue and if they lose, they can lose with dignity.

The puck drops at 7:30pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan! It's the late game of a national double-header, following the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting the New York Islanders.

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Post-Game: Flames Throttle Sharks, Get A Point

Ryan Pike
March 07 2016 10:16PM

(Sergei Belski / USA Today Sports)

For the second straight contest, the Calgary Flames looked pretty damn good.

After Saturday afternoon's 4-2 triumph in Pittsburgh, they returned home for a date with the San Jose Sharks. The Flames out-shot and largely out-worked the Sharks, but dropped a heart-breaking 2-1 overtime decision as they just couldn't find a way to beat Martin Jones more than once.

The Flames are now 27-34-5 on the season.

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