Post-Game: Jets Spoil The Party!

Ryan Pike
April 11 2014 10:14PM

The Flames entered tonight's game poised to finish off their home schedule in style. Unfortunately, the Winnipeg Jets spoiled the party, taking a 5-3 decision to push the Flames to "just" a .500 record at home. The difference-maker was a fairly uninspired first period and a few lapses in the defensive zone.

Here's how it shook down.

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Flames Sign Gaudreau & Arnold

Ryan Pike
April 11 2014 05:00PM

And it's official.

The Calgary Flames have formally announced the signing of NCAA standouts Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold to entry-level contracts. Both are expected to meet the team in Vancouver and may be in the line-up for Sunday's finale against the Vancouver Canucks.

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FGD: Prelude

Taylor McKee
April 11 2014 04:26PM

Alright folks, I know we are all a little buzzed from the teasing of the  OFFICIAL news that our loveable group of try-hards is about to get an extra special dose of hobbit magic. BUT. There is still a game to play before that against the Winnipeg Jets. We are going to have a whole lot more on the big day in a little bit but in the meantime, there is still another hockey game to be played tonight.

So, consider this Gaudreaustmas Eve, but first your parents are making you go to church. And Kevin Westgarth is giving the sermon.

Lineups and abbreviated preview after the jump!

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Frozen Four Game-Day: Boston College vs. Union College (3pm MT, TSN2)

Ryan Pike
April 10 2014 11:00AM

Gang, it all comes down to this. This afternoon, the Boston College Eagles attempt to advance to the NCAA Championship game on Saturday when they play the Union College Dutchmen. It'll definitely be the last couple collegiate games for Flames 2010 fourth rounder Bill Arnold, but it may also be the final collegiate appearances for one Johnny Gaudreau.

You may have heard of him.

A win sends Arnold and Gaudreau to the championship game. A loss perhaps sends them NHL contracts and an NHL appearance this weekend.

Either way, the stakes are high as one (or both) of the Calgary Flames top prospects seek to end their NCAA career(s) in style. The game goes at 3pm MT on TSN2.

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Five Things: Frozen Four

Ryan Lambert
April 10 2014 07:30AM


1. An impetus?

A lot can be said for the Flames' recent performances. This much is obvious. I saw the other day where they've had one of the most prolific offenses and stingiest defenses in the entire league since mid-January or so, right around the time that Calgary and Vancouver had their infamous brawl game, during which John Tortorella (rightly) felt so aggrieved by the Flames' actions that he attempted to fight Bob Hartley between the first and second periods.

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