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Post-Game: Flames have a nice time in Edmonton

The Calgary Flames visited the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night in the third edition of 2018-19’s Battle of Alberta. In a game punctuated by a ton of minor penalties, the Flames scored three second period goals and held on for a 5-2 win over the Oilers.

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Mikael Backlund scores 300 career points

Entering the third Battle of Alberta of the season, Mikael Backlund had 298 points. With a deft assist to Oliver Kylington and a beautiful goal off of a turnover he himself caught, he made it to 300 points in his his 589th game.

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FGD 50: Another Battle of Alberta (8pm MT, CBC)

One day after a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Detroit, the Calgary Flames (31-13-5, 67 points) are back at it! They trek up Highway 2 for a divisional clash with the Edmonton Oilers (23-21-3, 49 points), a talented team that has underachieved for various reasons so far this season.

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Flames in seven games: 6-0-1 in season’s seventh segment

The Flames only got 13 of a possible 14 points in their seventh seven-game segment of the season, so I guess you could say it could’ve gone better. In their¬†first seven-game segment, they were 4-3-0. In their second, they improved to 4-2-1. In their third, they were once again 4-3-0. In their fourth, they improved…

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Post-Game: Flames chase Wings, manage to win

The Calgary Flames weren’t great on Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings. They didn’t get their first lead until late in the third period and they were chasing for much of the game. But they got three goals from their second power play unit and managed to eke out a 6-4 victory over Detroit.

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FGD 49: Winging it (7pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames (30-13-5, 65 points) lost on Wednesday night, but they’re still off to one of their best starts in franchise history. They’re hoping to keep their momentum rolling tonight when they host the Detroit Red Wings (18-23-7, 43 points) in the first half of a back-to-back.

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Who has been the best fit alongside Tkachuk and Backlund?

Since Elias Lindholm turned out to be a natural fit alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, the Flames haven’t had any problems with their first line. Their second line, though, has featured a rotating cast of right wingers – one that Michael Frolik seems to have laid a claim to, however long that lasts.

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Hitmen Report: A quiet week

It was a relatively quiet week for the Calgary Hitmen, as they played twice as they continued their eastern road trip. The week saw the club play well, but their win streak was snapped by a junior hockey juggernaut.