FGD 48: A clash with the Kings (8pm MT, SN 360)

The Calgary Flames (25-16-6) have followed up a very impressive seven game winning streak with a pair of flat outings. Despite playing worse than they have in weeks, maybe even a month, the Flames have still managed to get points lately. They’ll need to find their sharpness and their swagger as they kick off a…


Mike Smith headed to the All-Star Game

The undisputed hero of the season has been Mike Smith. After a trying few years when Flames goaltending was either nonexistent or inconsistent, Smith has been the exact opposite, often times being the best player on the ice. Now he’s getting rewarded. With LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick sitting out this year’s All-Star game, Smith…


Report: Kris Versteeg could be back by mid-March

The Calgary Flames may be getting some good news on the injury front. According to a report from TSN’s Darren Dreger on Tuesday’s edition of Insider Trading, Flames winger Kris Versteeg is expected to be skating in “10-to-14 days” and that could pave the way for a return in “early-to-mid March.”


Sabres 2, Flames 1 (OT) post-game embers: What are you doing

There’s really no point in mincing words: the Buffalo Sabres are a bad hockey team, 30th in the NHL, and the Flames just lost to them. You’re gunning for a playoff spot? It doesn’t hurt that the Sabres got a point, but this certainly wasn’t the performance anyone would expect out of a playoff team.


Post-Game: Sabres sharper than Flames

The Calgary Flames weren’t great against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, but they got a point. They hosted the Buffalo Sabres on Monday evening in a game everyone in red probably hoped would be a mulligan for them. Unfortunately, the Flames were still pretty flat and played down to their opposition en route to a…


FGD 47: Sabre rattling (7pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames (25-16-5) were a bit sloppy and disjointed on Saturday afternoon as they returned from their bye week. They managed to salvage a point out of things, by way of another strong Mike Smith outing. The Flames host the Buffalo Sabres (11-26-9) this evening, a team that (all due respect) has spent much…


Stockton Heat lose weekend set to Ontario Reign

The Heat returned to the Stockton Arena for their last two home games of January. Heading into the weekend series with the Ontario Reign, the Heat were 2-2-0-1 in their own barn. Stockton has failed to beat the Reign this year, going 0-2-1, all on the road. It was also Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday.