NHL History: Flames clinch the Western Conference

It was on this day back in 2019 that the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks by a 5-3 score and clinched their first Western Conference title since 1990. On this day in 2019, the NHLFlames defeated the Sharks 5-3 to clinch their first conference title since 1990 #Hockey365 #Flames pic.twitter.com/ABAUxio9ta — Mike Commito…


Post-Sim Wrap-Up: Flames beat Lightning 5-4

The virtual Calgary Flames returned home from a disappointing three game road trip that saw them one of three outings. They faced the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 21 in their first game back from their trip. They battled to a hard-fought 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay.


Top Prospect Contender: Juuso Valimaki

Next up in our Top Prospect Contender series is the player who was our top-ranked prospect in last summer’s FlamesNation rankings, Finnish defender Juuso Valimaki. Once easily the top young gun in the organization, he’s missed a good chunk of time with a pair of fairly significant injuries. Is Valimaki still the team’s top prospect?


Post-Sim Wrap-Up: Flames lose to Devils 7-4

After splitting their back to back set in the greater New York area – beating the Rangers and losing to the Islanders – the virtual Calgary Flames finished off their simulated road trip in virtual New Jersey. (There’s no better way to experience New Jersey than via NHL 20 simulations.) Unfortunately, the Flames weren’t quite…


Top Prospect Contender: Matthew Phillips

Back in 2016, the Calgary Flames drafted a talented yet physically small forward from the WHL’s Victoria Royals. Well, he’s still small and he’s still quite talented. Waiting in the wings for his first NHL games, is Matthew Phillips the Flames’ top prospect right now?


Post-Sim Wrap-Up: Flames lose to Islanders 4-3

Just 24 hours after their virtual victory in Madison Square Garden, the simulated Calgary Flames headed up Long Island to face the New York Islanders in a special St. Patrick’s Day game. Playing their second game in as many nights, the Flames ran out of gas and suffered a 4-3 loss.


Stockton’s Finest – the Next Stockton Heat CEO?

A few weeks prior to the stoppage of plague, I mean play, the Flames organization gave Stockton Heat CEO Brian Petrovek the opportunity to seek employment elsewhere. While there are more important matters for the Flames in these times, there is an opening for someone to run the Heat on the business side of the…


Post-Sim Wrap-Up: Flames beat Rangers 5-1

As we continue along with our NHL 20 game sims, we see the simulated Calgary Flames hit the road. Their first stop? The virtual Madison Square Garden on March 16 when they visited the New York Rangers. The result? A fairly decisive 5-1 victory for the Flames.


Post-Sim Wrap-Up: Flames beat Jets 7-4

As we wait for the NHL season to hopefully resume, we’re catching up on the games the Calgary Flames haven’t played by simulating them with EA Sports’ NHL 20. Next up, the March 14 meeting between the Flames and the Winnipeg Jets.


Top Prospect Contender: Emilio Pettersen

A couple years ago, you could have been forgiven if you hadn’t heard of Emilio Pettersen. But over a pair of seasons in college hockey, Pettersen has emerged as one of the more exciting players in the Flames organization. He’s not a gigantic player, but he’s quietly been one of the top players in the…