Post-Game: Johnson comes up big against Penguins

Ryan Pike
February 07 2017 08:16PM

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The Calgary Flames arrived in Pittsburgh this evening hoping for a big effort against the Penguins. The Flames have had a pretty good stretch recently and, as they're heading into their bye week, could really use a pair of points to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race.

Well, thanks to a great performance by Chad Johnson and some timely goals the Flames beat the defending Stanley Cup champions 3-2 in a shootout.

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FGD 56: A trip to Steel City (5pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
February 07 2017 12:00PM

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We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot deliver in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.

The great lyricist Meat Loaf once declared that "two outta there ain't bad." The Calgary Flames split the first two games of their three game Eastern Conference road trip with a win over New Jersey and a tight loss to the New York Rangers. Tonight, they polish off both their trip and their schedule before their mandatory four days off with a game against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguns. A win tonight would position the Flames extremely well heading into their bye week.

The action kicks off just after 5 p.m. MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Flames Weekly Prospect Update: Deadline intrigue

christian tiberi
February 07 2017 08:00AM

I'd say it's fair to assume that many of you fine Calgary Flames fans are also Calgary Hitmen fans. That provides interesting and bittersweet circumstances. On one hand, Flames prospects are lighting it up in the WHL. On the other hand, they seem to stigmatize the Hitmen more than any other team. For example, Matt Phillips made them look foolish by scoring a hat-trick two weeks ago. This week? Dillon Dube scored four points against them. 

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#NationDubs - Episode 1

Nation World HQ
February 07 2017 07:00AM

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The pulse of hockey introduces the first episode of NationDubs.

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What might the Flames do at the trade deadline?

Ryan Pike
February 06 2017 03:00PM

(Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports)

In just over three weeks, the Calgary Flames are going to take part in one of the most unpredictable National Hockey League trade deadlines in recent memory. Due to a combination of league parity, a flat salary cap for next season and the impending addition of the Vegas Golden Knights via an expansion draft, we could see few big trades. Or because of the parity, a team or two might make a big swing to try to break away from the pack.

In terms of the local sports club, it's hard to tell exactly what the Flames will do on March 1. But here's what we can decipher as of right now.

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