WWYDW: Who should be Tkachuk and Backlund’s linemate?

Losing Michael Frolik has hurt the Flames. Well, yeah; injuries to top six forwards tend to hurt most teams. And though Frolik wasn’t quite playing on Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk’s level – certainly not points-wise, though that had been starting to turn around – his absence has resulted in a depleted lineup.


Stockton Heat win 1 of 3 games: Jan. 10-13 recap

This week the Stockton Heat hosted the Tucson Roadrunners on Wednesday and the Texas Stars on Friday and Saturday. Coming off a three-point weekend with San Antonio, the Heat were in second place in the Pacific Division, looking to solidify their spot in the standings against the top team (Tucson) and the team right below…


Flames reassign Mangiapane, Hrivik and Lomberg to Stockton

The Calgary Flames have begun their five-day break and, given that they’re not playing games for the better part of a week, they’ve engaged in a bit of house-cleaning. Today the club announced that they have reassigned three forwards to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat: Andrew Mangiapane, Marek Hrivik and Ryan Lomberg. All three…


Flames 4, Hurricanes 1 post-game embers: In the hunt

The Flames had a great, solid game. They played well. They scored goals. Mike Smith stopped most of the pucks that came his way, and looked great the entire game. They were, quite simply, the better team, from top to bottom: and for that, they won their seventh straight game, and head into their bye…


Will Mark Giordano face discipline for hit on Sebastian Aho?

During the first minute of the third period of the Calgary Flames’ 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, there was a pretty gnarly hit in the Flames zone. Defending an offensive rush by Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho, Flames captain Mark Giordano made some scary contact with Aho which resulted in an injury to…


Post-Game: Canes not able to beat Flames

The Calgary Flames are a weird team this season. They played really well and controlled the puck a lot for about six weeks, but were a .500 team during that stretch. Lately they’ve had the puck less than their opponents but seem to be a bit better at utilizing the puck when they do have…


Flames place Jaromir Jagr on IR, recall Ryan Lomberg

Jaromir Jagr’s health has been the worst kept secret around the Flames, but they’ve finally made a move that confirms what everyone already knew. This morning, they have placed the 45-year-old on the IR, freeing up a roster spot to recall Stockton Heat forward Ryan Lomberg.


FGD 45: A Mid-Atlantic matinee (1pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames (24-16-4) have one game remaining before their CBA-mandated five day break and they head into their road trip finale with a lot of momentum. The Flames have won all three games on their current road trip, all of their games in 2018 and six in a row overall dating back to New…