December 08 2015 10:19PM
(Sergei Belski - USA Today Sports)
The Flames and Sharks went into the second period dead-locked at 2-2. From then on, the Calgary Flames stepped up and played a composed, mature final 40 minutes and skated to a 4-2 victory.
The game's a milestone of many kinds. It's just their fourth regulation win and their second win in seven games against the Pacific Division, but it's also the seventh win in a row at the Saddledome for a team that's starting to display some confidence and, dare I say, look a tiny bit formidable on home ice.
December 08 2015 12:00PM
(Sergei Belski / USA Today Sports)
The Calgary Flames have a night full of opportunities tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
First, they host the San Jose Sharks, with both a chance for sweet revenge for the loss they suffered in San Jose last month, as well as to reel in a Pacific Division foe as they try to get back into the playoff picture.
Second, the Flames have been on a tear at home since their October 30 humiliation, winning six in a row - including back-to-back-to-back overtime wins over Chicago, Dallas and Boston. In short: the Flames have figured out ways to win when, in weeks past, they figured out ways to lose. Can they stretch their string to seven in a row at home? And can the Flames win three in a row for the first time all season?
The puck drops just after 7pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!
December 07 2015 07:00AM
Calgary Flames draft pick (and Calgary Hitmen forward) Pavel Karnaukhov has found himself in a unique situation in terms of his international eligibility. A dual citizen, he's eligible to suit up for either Belarus or Russia at the World Juniors. But due to International Ice Hockey Federation rules, once Karnaukhov chooses a country to represent, he'd only be able to play for that country internationally from then on.
His decision has been postponed for awhile, as Karnaukhov shared with the assembled media following the annual Teddy Bear Toss game that he would not be attending the World Juniors this winter.
December 05 2015 11:00AM
November is the month where the hockey season kicks into high gear. Teams and players spend October getting their legs under them; by November, hopefully everyone's firing on all cylinders. The month of November was a challenge for a lot of the Calgary Flames' prospects, particularly their goaltenders.
Here's the highlights from the organization's non-NHL assets last month.
December 04 2015 10:27PM
Well, that sure was something, eh?
The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins took to the ice at the Scotiabank Saddledome this evening and played a rollicking, entertaining, end-to-end 63 minutes of ice hockey. At the end, the Flames skated away with a 5-4 overtime win.
What did we learn tonight? Well, the Flames may be incapable of winning a game in regulation...and that Johnny Gaudreau is a pretty excellent hockey player.