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Post-Game Wrap-Up: Lightning shock Flames

For the fourth consecutive game, the Calgary Flames played a pretty solid road game on Saturday afternoon. But against the Tampa Bay Lightning they took a few too many penalties and had a few too many lapses, similar to their home effort against Boston a few weeks back. They lost 4-3 in Tampa Bay in…

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FGD 66: Trying to trample on Tampa (2pm MT, SN West)

In the fourth game of their lengthy five game road swing, the Calgary Flames (33-25-7, 73 points) are down in Florida for the first of two back to back afternoon games. First up? A visit to their opponents in the 2004 Stanley Cup Final, the Tampa Bay Lightning (40-19-5, 85 points). The action starts around…

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The Flames are road warriors, recently and historically

The Calgary Flames are in the midst of a five game road swing that’s taking them into some pretty formidable road barns. But so far this season, the Flames are one of the top road squads in the National Hockey League. This season’s road record is among the best in franchise history, but also continues…

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Hitmen Report: back, on a roll

The Calgary Hitmen polished off their lengthy western road trip this week and returned home for their annual anti-bullying game. They continued to amass points and officially punched their ticket for the 2020 Western Hockey League post-season.

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Mikael Backlund’s reemergence massive for the Flames down the stretch

Mikael Backlund might be playing the best hockey of his career right now. If he’s not, Backlund is unquestionably playing his best hockey of the season. As Calgary’s playoff push continues, Backlund’s return to being a two-way force might be the team’s biggest recent development. If this is the norm down the stretch, a second…

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Did the Flames need to address secondary scoring at the deadline?

Although Twitter feeds were flooded with reports of the Calgary Flames fishing for top-six forwards for weeks, they landed zilch by the time the trade deadline passed. Aside from shuffling the defense corps, the Flames made no splashes where everybody thought they might. Rumours and suggestions swirled about seeking Ilya Kovalchuk, Kyle Palmieri, Kasperi Kapanen,…

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Post-Game Wrap-Up: Flames grab a point in Nashville

The Calgary Flames continued their lengthy eastern swing on Thursday night in Nashville. The Flames did not play as buttoned-up a game as they did against Boston, but they were feisty and battled through three periods of playoff-style hockey. They lost to the Predators in overtime by a 4-3 score.

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FGD 65: A playoff-style clash in Nashville (6pm MT, SN West)

The Western Conference’s two prospective wildcard playoff teams collide tonight in Nashville with two huge points on the line. The Calgary Flames (33-25-6, 72 points) visit the Nashville Predators (31-23-8, 70 points). The Predators have two games in hand on Calgary, but the Flames can get some crucial breathing room with a victory. The puck…

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The 2020 Playoff Chase: six weeks remain

The 2020 trade deadline is almost upon us. Once that hits, there will be just six weeks remaining in the chase for the Stanley Cup playoffs. So far, nobody has clinched a spot in the West. But things will get pretty cut-and-dry very quickly in terms of who’s probably in and who’s probably out. Here’s…

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Flames still own a lot of high draft picks

Faced with a relatively shallow prospect pool, the Calgary Flames managed to add to their defensive depth at the NHL trade deadline. They added two roster players without moving out a regular player, plus they barely touched their stockpile of draft selections. Here’s a rundown of the picks they held onto.