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.
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.
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.
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…
Why bother leading for any of the game when you can just swoop in right at the end and take the win then and there? The Flames had a pretty rough night, but of course, they got it done anyway.
The Calgary Flames beat the Detroit Red Wings by a 6-4 score on Friday night. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.
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.
For the very first time, I’m pleased to announce that Nation Drafts has finally landed in Calgary! For the unfamiliar, Nation Drafts is a free fantasy game that allows you to throw on your GM’s hat and put together a team that will give you the chance at prizes and glory. My friends, NationDrafts is…
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes the game just goes against you. Usually it isn’t to the extent of a team’s final three shots all going in, though. The Sabres probably couldn’t repeat that even if they tried.