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Amidst tight standings, Flames in a good position

As the NHL approaches the quartermark of the 2017-18 season, it’s probably worth noting that the standings are still rather packed. The Flames, for example, currently have a 10-8-0 record – just barely above .500, but also, in a playoff spot. Their 20 points match four other teams in the Western Conference – San Jose,…

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Canucks 5, Flames 3 post-game embers: No excuse

The Flames were the better team last night. They just flat out were. Particularly, through the first 40 minutes – and considering how they’ve had some problems with scoring goals, but still managed to put three up, that should have been enough. It wasn’t, and it was entirely on them. This wasn’t a good team…

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Flames 5, Devils 4 (SO) post-game embers: One goal at a time

After a pretty rough first period from the Flames, they were able to compose themselves and play a pretty good final two periods. The team continues to play well at five-on-five, and even won the special teams battle this time around – no powerplay goals on three chances, but their first period shorthanded goal helped…

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Flames 2, Penguins 1 (OT) post-game embers: Here’s to the goalie

Different players will step up each night. While the Flames were getting vastly outshot by the Penguins, Mike Smith held them in it. Eventually, the skaters in front of him rewarded him for his efforts. The Flames still need more from their depth – but in the meantime, Smith made sure they were in a…