An elite top line leads the list of early season Flames takeaways

There are numerous reasons Calgary is off to their best start in 20 years, but it’s hard to look past the performance of their top line of Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, and Matthew Tkachuk. The Flames are already a tenth of the way through the year and fully deserve their 6-1-1 record. It’s early, but…


Heat Post-Game: Ruzicka hattie extends the winning streak to four

The Stockton Heat returned home for the weekend to host two fellow Pacific Division teams for a pair of games. To start things off, they faced the Colorado Eagles on Saturday night. Dustin Wolf got the night off and Adam Werner got to face his former team for the first time since joining the Flames…


Beyond the boxscore – G8: Domination over Flyers

We really need to ask the question whether the Flyers even showed up to the rink. They were on a roll and had three of the best forward lines (in terms of xGF%) in the league coming into this affair – and did absolutely nothing. The Flames had the puck almost the entire game it…


Flames Post-Game: Patience pays off against Philly

The Calgary Flames were a good hockey team on Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers, avoiding the traditional post road trip letdown game. But the Flyers were quite solid, too. But the Flames were equal parts structured and relentless, sticking to their system and eventually relying on timely scoring to give themselves another victory. The…


FGD 8: Home sweet Dome (also the Flyers visit) (8pm MT, SN 360)

After five games away, the Calgary Flames (5-1-1, 11 points) return home to continue the Scotiabank Saddledome’s three-season farewell tour. The latest act to come to town as part of that tour are the Philadelphia Flyers (4-1-1, 9 points), who are in the midst of a bit of a road trip of their own. Can…


Could Dan Vladar already be Brad Treliving’s best backup?

Friends, the Calgary Flames used to have a goaltending problem. The problem was that after Miikka Kiprusoff retired, they couldn’t find a starting goaltender that was particularly good. That problem was effectively solved when Jacob Markström signed prior to the 2020-21 season – he’s been excellent to start the 2021-22 season – and it appears…


Flames 2021-22 seven game segments: 5-1-1 in first segment

The Calgary Flames have completed the first seven games of their 2021-22 regular season schedule. With seven games in the books, we’re going to be reviewing seven game segments once again! Their first segment saw them win five of seven games, with a 5-1-1 record overall.