December 29 2016 10:31PM
Facing the Anaheim Ducks is always a tall order. They're a mature, veteran-laden team. They have made several lengthy runs into the playoffs and they just seem to know what buttons to push to make their opponents go nuts and make mistakes. In part due to a bunch of chaos created by Ryan Kesler and in part due to some immaturity on the Flames part, the Ducks were provided with six power plays. They scored twice.
With the Flames missing Dougie Hamilton due to an illness, the locals were already behind the eight-ball in term of matching the Ducks. Their slew of penalties were the primary factor in their 3-1 loss to Anaheim at the Saddledome.
December 29 2016 08:53PM
After a bit of a lighter schedule, it was another massive day at the World Juniors.
All five Flames prospects were in action, as first Adam Fox, Tyler Parsons, and Team USA faced a more difficult opponent in Pavel Karnaukhov and Team Russia, and won 3-2. Then, Oliver Kylington and Team Sweden helped put a dagger in Team Finland with a 3-1 win. And finally, Dillon Dube and Team Canada took down Team Latvia 10-2.
That's one goalie, two defencemen, and two forwards, all a part of the Flames system, that were in action. Let's take a look at how they did.
December 29 2016 03:13PM
Here's what you need to know ahead of Canada's matchup against Latvia.
December 29 2016 02:00PM
When Troy Brouwer was signed by the Flames this summer to a four-year, $18M deal, many of us at FN were... skeptical. The conventional wisdom was the Flames needed Brouwer's size and experience to help stabilize the forward group, but his age and underlying results suggested the club was making a bad bet.
With Brouwer out for weeks with a hand injury, now seems like a good time to evaluate the early returns on Brad Treliving's biggest offseason UFA signing. Will the Flames be worse in absence? Or is this injury a secret boon for the club?
The truth is it's kind of both (but mostly the latter).
December 29 2016 12:00PM
After returning to action against Colorado after their short holiday break, the Calgary Flames have a bit of a tougher task in front of them tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This evening they face one of the better teams in the Pacific Division in the form of the Anaheim Ducks. Can the Flames gain some crucial points in their quest to return to the post-season for the first time since 2014-15? Find out tonight!
The action begins shortly after 7 p.m. MT on Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!