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Post-Game: Flames ground Hawks in overtime

The Calgary Flames closed out 2017 with another uneven game of hockey. But unlike other recent uneven games, they managed to eke out a win. The Flames got out to a 3-0 lead and then held on for dear life against the Chicago Blackhawks, who roared back to force overtime. Thanks to some heroics from…

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Flames at 2018 World Juniors: A pair of thrillers

The final day of round robin action at the World Junior Hockey Championship can be either a snoozer or full of excitement. There are either battles for seeding for the medal around or, well, there isn’t. Luckily for hockey fans, there were a ton of seeding battles still at hand on the last day –…

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Flames sign Matthew Phillips to entry-level deal

In the waning hours of 2017, the Calgary Flames have taken care of a little bit of unfinished business. The club has announced that they have signed forward Matthew Phillips to a three-year entry-level contract. Terms of the deal aren’t immediately known, but it begins in the 2018-19 season.

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FGD 39: Closing out 2017 against Chicago (7pm MT, SN 360)

Two teams with high expectations that are mired in the muck of the National Hockey League standings meet tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome to close out 2017! The Calgary Flames (18-16-4) bought big this summer but are out of the playoff picture right now. They host the Chicago Blackhawks (18-14-5), who had similarly high expectations…

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Flames recall Andrew Mangiapane from Stockton

Ladies and gentlemen, the Calgary Flames have (finally) summoned arguably their best offensively-minded prospect from the farm. The club has officially recalled winger Andrew Mangiapane from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat.

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Flames at 2018 World Juniors: Eetu’s here, Canada takes first

It was an eventful penultimate day of round robin action for Flames prospects today, as five of six – six! Eetu Tuulola is officially playing for Team Finland, at long last – were in action. Linus Lindstrom and the Swedes faced Switzerland, Tuulola made his debut and he and Juuso Valimaki faced off against Adam…

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Flames acquire Dalton Prout from Devils for Eddie Lack

The Calgary Flames have parted ways with goaltender Eddie Lack. With David Rittich seeming like a good fit as Mike Smith’s backup, the Flames have traded Lack to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Dalton Prout. Prout will report to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat – he cleared waivers on Dec. 29…

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The top 5 Flames moments of 2017

Writing the annual “top moments” of any given calendar year might be the most fun I have on this site. It’s cool to revisit different moments from January through December, and 2017 was no different for the Flames. The only unfortunate part of this year’s countdown is the complete void of positive playoff moments, but…

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Ducks 2, Flames 1 post-game embers: Yikes

Sometimes, a team will play well but still lose, because somebody has to lose. Other times, a team will play like complete garbage and they’ll have earned the loss and then some. The Flames were the former Thursday night. Friday night, they were very much the latter.

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Post-Game: Flames flounder against Ducks

The Calgary Flames played decently on Thursday night in San Jose, with their game-plan derailed by an injury to Michael Frolik. With a day to regroup before another key divisional game with the Anaheim Ducks, the hope was that they could figure out a plan to pick up more points. Instead, the Flames let points…

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Flames at 2018 World Juniors: USA wins ugly in outdoor game

Another chapter was written in the extensive, and often bitter, hockey history between the United States and Canada at New Era Field in Buffalo, New York on Friday afternoon. For the first time ever, there was an outdoor game at the World Juniors. For the second time in as many World Junior meetings, Canada blew…