In the aftermath of the Calgary Flames’ playoff elimination on Friday night comes a bit of international competition news. Swedish reporter Jonatan Lindquist is reporting that Flames forward Mikael Backlund is skipping this year’s World Hockey Championship… for a good reason.
Despite an untimely end to the Flames’ season, there’s still work to be done for the team. They’ve checked one item off of their list by signing forward prospect Martin Pospisil to a three-year entry-level contract.
The Flames finished the regular season at the top of the Western Conference: something probably very few people expected to happen. At times, they looked like they were worthy of that standing. At other times, they did not. It’s the latter that was easy to forget going into the playoffs, but that also proved the…
The Flames’ 2017-18 season ended unceremoniously because, in part, it seemed that every time the team encountered adversity, they’d immediately fold. In 2018-19, that aspect of their game appeared to be largely absent, but for a few moments at the start of the season – and for pretty much all five games of the playoffs….
The Calgary Flames lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a 5-1 score on Friday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.