The 2018 Playoff Chase: The trade deadline looms

The Calgary Flames have 20 games remaining on their regular season docket. They lost several games this week, but remain very much alive in perhaps the most chaotic playoff race the Western Conference has seen in years. Here’s how things look as we approach the trade deadline.


Post-Game: Flames rebound against Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes are not a particularly good hockey team. They’ve played well for the last few weeks and entered tonight’s game on a winning streak, but they’re still dead-last in the National Hockey League’s standings. This was a game that the Calgary Flames were expected to win and, after a few recent losses, really…


FGD 62: Back to the desert (7pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames (30-22-9) have 21 games remaining in their 2017-18 regular season schedule, and they’re not playing great at a time when the Western Conference playoff race is intensifying. They have a chance to pick up some sorely-needed points tonight against the Arizona Coyotes (17-32-10), who have been playing quite well as of late…


USA 3, Canada 2 (SO) post-game embers: They play more than every four years

In 2014, down 2-0 late in the third, Brianne Jenner scored to draw Canada within one, assisted by Meaghan Mikkelson and Jocelyne Larocque. One post later, Haley Irwin and Rebecca Johnston helped Marie-Philip Poulin score the game-tying goal. Laura Fortino would do the same in overtime. It’s not like they went into hibernation, only to…


Post-Game: The house always wins

The Calgary Flames have not been playing amazingly well lately. Perhaps some may have hoped that a trip to Las Vegas to play the National Hockey League’s best home team would bring out the best in a group that has been superb on the road. Well, that didn’t happen. On a night when the hockey…


The case for firing Glen Gulutzan, Part 3: Defense

The Flames had put together a string of good games while I was putting this series together, and just 10 days ago, were sitting in a playoff position. Picking up just five points in the last six games has left them on the outside looking in. They are in danger of falling out of contention. The…


FGD 61: Viva Las Vegas (8:30pm MT, SN Flames)

The Calgary Flames (30-21-9) make a little bit of history tonight as they head down to the Las Vegas Strip to face the Vegas Golden Knights (39-16-4) for their first-ever game at T-Mobile Arena. The Flames are in the midst of a bit of a rough stretch and are trying to solidify their playoff hopes…


WWYDW: What about Jon Gillies?

The Flames are back on the road – a great thing, when you consider their home (13-14-4) and away (17-7-5) records. Of particular interest on this road trip, though – a little two-gamer, with back-to-backs in Vegas and Arizona – is that the Flames so happen to have three goaltenders with them. David Rittich was…


Klimchuk returned to Stockton, Brouwer activated, Smith traveling

This morning’s optional skate for the Calgary Flames was surprisingly newsworthy, as a trio of inter-related news items dropped simultaneously. The most newsworthy morsel is likely that forward Morgan Klimchuk has been re-assigned to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat, which opens up a spot for Troy Brouwer as he returns from his facial injuries….


FlamesNation Prospect Update: Olympic breaks and big comebacks

The Calgary Flames continue their season and their prospects throughout the hockey world are creeping towards the end of their various seasons. Except for the Europeans, as the Olympics has halted play in much of their professional leagues. Here’s a quick glance at how the Flames’ prospects did this past week.