The Flames Keep Pulling Rabbits Out Of Their Hat

Ryan Pike
April 02 2015 01:00PM

Three nights ago in Dallas, the Calgary Flames were wildly out-shot for most of the game. Yet, the Flames found a way to keep the game close, and then found a way to win.

It's another in a series of games where the Flames weren't well-positioned to win, yet pulled a rabbit out of their hat and got some points out of it.

For the curious, here are the games I've identified as instances where the Flames have managed to pull rabbits out when they needed to do so. These aren't including instances where the Flames got offense from odd sources - say hello, Deryk Engelland's pair of goals against Dallas, David Schlemko's shootout heroics and/or Josh Jooris' hat trick - merely games when the team somehow pulled victory from the jaws of defeat.

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The Herald Reveals Many Arena Project Details

Ryan Pike
April 02 2015 11:00AM

For the past several years, details on the potential new building for the Calgary Flames building were as follows: they wanted one because the Saddledome is old.

This morning, the fine folks at the Calgary Herald - notably Jason Markusoff of the city hall beat - worked their magic and basically gave us a very nice dump of info regarding the project, which to this point had more or less been theoretical and confirming many whispers and suspicions surrounding it.

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5 things: Five left

Ryan Lambert
April 02 2015 09:00AM

1. Going their way

Well the tightness at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff race predictably held more or less steady over the last week, but the good news for Calgary is that a few of the results went their way. They are, again, ostensibly only battling Winnipeg and Los Angeles for the last playoff spots, either in the division or wild card, as it's three teams trying to fit into those two slots.

The Jets faced a fairly tough schedule this week, even as they only played one road game (at Vancouver). Hosting Montreal, Chicago, and New York isn't easy for various reasons, and that they went 1-3-0 on the week wasn't that much of a surprise. Complicating things further for them is the fact that Dustin Byfuglien is going to be suspended for more than a few of their five remaining games (only a phone hearing, though, so I'm assuming it's only three or four). That's really going to hurt their chances to win their five remaining games, only two of which actually seem winnable; those would be the last two of the season, though, at Colorado and then hosting Calgary a week from Saturday. The latter is, obviously, a four-point game.

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Oddsmakers: Johnny Gaudreau now favoured to win Calder Trophy

Thomas Drance
April 01 2015 04:00PM

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On the heels of being named the NHL's rookie of the year for March, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, 21, is now the odds on favorite to take home the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL's rookie of the year, according to on-line sports book bodog.ca.

Read on past the jump.

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Hudler Named NHL's Second Star For March

Ryan Pike
April 01 2015 02:30PM

A second Calgary Flames player has been honoured for his performance in the month of March. By no coincidence, it's a player on the same line as the other one.

Jiri Hudler was announced by the league as the NHL's Second Star for the month of March and the only skated among the three stars - Ottawa's Andrew Hammond was first star and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk was third star.

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