November 26 2016 08:00AM
If this team needed anything - and I mean literally anything - it was a strong road trip on their longest road trip of the year. The sort of road trip that Sportsnet, local media, and just about everyone talks about should these Calgary Flames find further success this season. You best believe that everyone will talk about it if this team somehow makes the playoffs, too.
But that's forever from now and last night we saw a glimmer of hope that Sam Bennett's game has rebounded. This team will definitely need the Bennett we saw last night to show up a lot more.
November 25 2016 08:57PM
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Let's be honest with ourselves here: the Calgary Flames were given a nice situation to walk into against the Boston Bruins. Boston had lost the night before in Ottawa and then had to fly home. Star goalie Tuukka Rask worked as back-up to Anton Khudobin, who was recalled from a conditioning stint this morning and has zero wins in the NHL this season.
Well, the Flames managed to grind out their 10th win of the season by a 2-1 score. It was by way of a familiar recipe: they played perfectly fine defensive hockey at even strength, and relied upon timely goals and some great goaltending from Chad Johnson (yet again).
November 25 2016 12:00PM
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The Calgary Flames are in Beantown tonight to face the Boston Bruins. It's the fourth game of their season-high six game road trip. They've won two outta three so far and, as Meatloaf so eloquently put it, that's not bad. They'll face a Bruins club that played lost last night in Ottawa and is hoping for a much better effort on home ice.
Start your weekend off right, with a 5:30 p.m. MT Flames game on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!
November 25 2016 08:46AM
Way, way back in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft, the Calgary Flames went off the board and selected forward Mark Jankowski from a Quebec prep school. The selection has long been a point of contention among the fanbase - some preferred Olli Maatta or a number of other players that have since played and made an NHL impact.
Now, four and a half years after being selected by the Flames at 21st overall, Jankowski is getting his first taste of NHL action. He was recalled by the Flames earlier this morning from the American Hockey League's Stockton Heat as a replacement for the injured Kris Versteeg.
November 25 2016 08:00AM
Lowkey rumours have been swirling the Calgary Flames. Nothing overt, and it doesn't sound as though anything is impending, but there have been rumours.
Of course, this is a team that was expected to take a step forward and is currently sitting 28th in the NHL in points percentage. While they aren't as bad as they were to start the season, and there have been flashes here and there, problems have persisted, and we're about at that time where we start considering if the playoffs can even happen.
There have been rumours about Dougie Hamilton, about the Flames wanting another defenceman, about being "open for business" in general. And why shouldn't they be? This is an incomplete team.