Flames 5, Panthers 2 post-game embers: Could've been 7-2

Ari Yanover
January 18 2017 08:00AM

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Good news! The Calgary Flames now have a goal differential of -3. That's fifth in the Pacific, and eighth in the West - which is certainly much better than when they were near last.

Unfortunate news! They still haven't had a positive goal differential all season. But their latest two games have left a lot to like, and against the Panthers, the dam broke and the goals finally came back.

If they can keep this up, they'll get there. There's reason to believe in them.

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Post-Game: Fancy cats scorched by Flames

Ryan Pike
January 17 2017 10:22PM

After a weekend where they captured just one of a possible four points, tonight's game against the Florida Panthers was a big one for the Calgary Flames. They came out of the gate looking motivated and despite giving up a pair of early goals, they controlled the balance of this game and were full marks in a 5-2 victory over their guests.

Here's how it went down.

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FGD 47: Invasion of the fancy cats (7pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
January 17 2017 12:00PM

The Calgary Flames face an interesting test tonight in their quest for a return to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Suddenly losers of four of their last six games, the Flames will host the Florida Panthers this evening at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Panthers are a talented, young bunch (for the most part) and in terms of their standing in the East are basically that conference's version of the Flames. They're not perfect, but they're about as good as Calgary is – maybe a tad better – and so tonight will be a big test for the home side.

The game begins just after 7 p.m. MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Consolidated 2017 Draft Rankings: January

Jeremy Davis
January 17 2017 11:00AM

It's been a little less than a month since our last Consolidated Rankings were published, but six of the eight list makers have put out new rankings, and there has been plenty of movement already. The World Junior Championships also took place in that time frame, and as that's one of the most important events of the season for draft eligible prospects, it factors heavily in the perception of many of the players.

Let's take a look at the potential first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, as it looks in mid-January.

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Flames Weekly Prospect Update: Heat Chill

christian tiberi
January 17 2017 08:00AM

From Dec. 17 to Jan. 17, the Stockton Heat only won three of 11 games and have nearly fallen out of the playoff race at the official halfway point of their season. Dragged down by all around declining performances, they are cautiously holding onto the seventh seed in their conference. It's not a pretty picture.

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