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Post-Game: Flames feel the grind in Beantown

The Boston Bruins are a really good hockey team. They’ve been playing some of their best hockey of the season lately. The Calgary Flames have also been fairly good, but they’re (a) five games into a lengthy road trip and (b) without Mike Smith, arguably their best player. They sure looked like a tired, shaky…

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FGD 57: A battle in Beantown (5pm MT, SN West)

Having won three of their first four games on their lengthy eastern road trip, the Calgary Flames (29-19-8) face a big measuring stick in the form of the very strong Boston Bruins (34-12-8). The Flames have played well of late, winning four of their last five since a sloppy stretch of games at home. The…

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How big is the drop off from Mike Smith to David Rittich?

In Greek mythology, there exists a Titan named Atlas whom is tasked (more accurately, punished) with separating the world from the sky, by holding the sky on his shoulders for all eternity. Through two-thirds of the 2017-18 season, Mike Smith has been the Flames’ Atlas, keeping the sky from falling. Aside from perhaps Johnny Gaudreau or Matthew Tkachuk, he’s been their…

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FlamesNation Prospect Update: Goalies put to the test

The Flames had enough professional goalie depth entering the year that both of their farm teams had Flames property starting and backing up. Now, thanks to injuries and a trade, both Stockton goalies are in the NHL for the time being, the AHL team has one goalie, and the Kansas City Mavericks have none. Hockey…