November 24 2015 09:30AM
The Calgary Flames return to Anaheim's Honda Center tonight for their first of three visits to Orange County this season. The Flames have lost their last 20 regular season dates in that building, dating back to the spring of 2004.
Here's a quick and dirty trip down memory lane at 11 years and 20 games worth of futility.
November 23 2015 03:00PM
We're through the first 21 games of the 2015-16 Calgary Flames season and the results have been mixed. After playing terrible ice hockey for their first 10-ish games, the Flames have been playing much better of late and began the second quarter of their season with an emphatic victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champions on Friday night.
To commemorate the first 25% of the schedule with their thoughts - and so we can re-use my favourite image on the site - please welcome Ari, Kent, myself, Byron, Mike, Taylor, Beloch and Christian for the latest edition of the FlamesNation roundtable!
November 23 2015 12:55PM
Not a fan of players on your favourite team getting injured? Then great news from Flames practice today: Kris Russell, who appeared to be hurt following a blocked shot in the Flames' 2-1 overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks, should be in the lineup for tomorrow night's game while they're in Anaheim.
To add to that, Jonas Hiller, who has not played since suffering a lower body injury on Oct. 28 against the Ottawa Senators, could very well be playing on this upcoming road trip.
November 23 2015 11:18AM
The Calgary Flames have decisions to make with three pending unrestricted free agent skaters. But while there's plenty of discussion about the futures of Kris Russell and Jiri Hudler, the conversation isn't as heated when it comes to what's next for David Jones. Of the three, I think the best case can be made to give Jones a new contract, under the right circumstances. I've got three reasons why re-signing Jones makes sense.
November 23 2015 10:05AM
One way the Flames were able to achieve such success throughout the 2014-15 season was by drawing more penalties than they took. They led the league in power play vs. penalty kill differential, with a whopping 123:08 more spent with the man advantage than without.
And it paid off for them. Where they really shone was their 36 goals allowed on the kill: fourth best in the league. That wasn't due to their exceptional kill - their PK% was only 80.6%, 20th in the NHL - but because they simply weren't taking penalties.
That's not quite the case to start the 2015-16 season.