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Post-Game: Calgary’s middle six beat Arizona

Thursday night’s game between the Calgary Flames and the Arizona Coyotes had all the markings on the calendar of a “trip up” game for the home side. The Flames were coming off a disappointing loss, a flat 4-1 performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They have a big-time Saturday night meeting with the Edmonton Oilers…

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FGD 25: Coyotes and road runners (7pm MT, SN360)

The Calgary Flames (13-10-1) played decently on Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they were definitely the second-best team on the ice. The Flames get a home ice do-over tonight when they host the NHL’s worst team, standings-wise, the Arizona Coyotes (6-17-4). The Coyotes nearly beat the Edmonton Oilers…

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WWYDW: Who should centre the third line?

If there was one thing the Flames were supposed to have, it was defensive depth. If there was another thing, it was centre depth. Sean Monahan is great! Mikael Backlund is great! Sam Bennett… should have been great by now? Mark Jankowski is a rookie who has, over time, not appeared to have an immensely…

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3 positive trends two months in

Two months into the 2017-18 season, there are two glaringly obvious positives for the Calgary Flames: Mike Smith and the play of the number one line. While there are certainly things to be wary of, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see a few more positives beyond just their starting goaltender and top scoring…

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Flames summon Garnet Hathaway from Stockton, place Kris Versteeg on IR

In the aftermath of last night’s 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Calgary Flames have made a roster move. Last night, the Flames had zero extra healthy forwards with Kris Versteeg and Jaromir Jagr nursing injuries. The club has placed Kris Versteeg on the injured reserve and recalled forward Garnet Hathaway from the…

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Post-Game: At least they didn’t get shut out

Two things can throw off a hockey club from their normal rhythm. They return home from a long road trip and get back to their “old” routine, or a team can come into town and turn a home game into a road atmosphere. The Toronto Maple Leafs came to town on Tuesday night, bringing with…

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FGD 24: The Leafs come to town (7pm MT, SN West)

When the Calgary Flames home schedule comes out, there are always a few games that you circle on the calendar. Tonight’s game is one of them, as the Flames (13-9-1) host the Toronto Maple Leafs (15-9-1) in a game that will most likely have the Saddledome both full and rollicking as fandoms wearing red and…

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Calgary needs more from their third line

I’m not breaking any news when I say the Calgary Flames are in dire need of more scoring from their bottom six forwards. Calgary’s biggest issue right now is their third line, because it’s being given every opportunity to succeed with very mediocre results. If things don’t start improving, the Flames might have no choice…