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Flames back on the ice after the bye week

The Calgary Flames returned to the ice for a rare afternoon practice, as they faced the unique imperfect storm of their five-day bye week ending right as they have to prepare for an afternoon home game on Saturday. Despite the peculiarities of the situation, spirits were high as the Flames hope to extend their seven-game…

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Flames recall Andrew Mangiapane, Marek Hrivik from Stockton

The Flames’ bye week is at its end. Coming off of a 4-1 win over the Hurricanes on Sunday, they return to practice at 4 p.m. today. But wait, a slight problem: the Flames only have 11 healthy forwards on hand. With that, an easy solution: they’ve recalled Andrew Mangiapane and Marek Hrivik from the…

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Half-season review: The Flames’ penalty kill (Part 2)

After yesterday’s foray into the neutral zone, with an emphasis on forechecking formations and zone entry tracking, we’re going to venture into the maws of hell: the defensive zone. For the Calgary Flames this year their rather quick demise and resurgence has seen more attention focused on their neutral zone woes rather than in their…