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Flames 4, Hurricanes 1 post-game embers: In the hunt

The Flames had a great, solid game. They played well. They scored goals. Mike Smith stopped most of the pucks that came his way, and looked great the entire game. They were, quite simply, the better team, from top to bottom: and for that, they won their seventh straight game, and head into their bye…

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Consistency paying dividends for Flames’ top line

It probably comes as no surprise that the Flames have one of the highest scoring lines in the NHL. Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and Micheal Ferland lead the Flames in scoring. They are the bulk of the team’s offence, especially as of late, with the entire line on a multi-game multi-point streak. Though two members…

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WWYDW: How do you tackle the Flames’ logjam on defence?

After trading for Travis Hamonic and re-signing Michael Stone, the Flames were supposed to have one of the best defences in the NHL, at least on paper. On the ice? That hasn’t quite come to fruition, though recent improvements do provide some hope. What they definitely do have, though, are a lot of capable players…

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Flames 3, Wild 2 post-game embers (OT): Make it four

The Flames are playing some very solid hockey, as they have been for most of the season. Now that they’re riding a four-game win streak and the points are starting to come in, things are definitely looking better. Just as a two-goal deficit can be erased – uh, again – so can feelings of negativity…

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The Calgary Flames, halfway through the 2017-18 season

Forty-one games are in the books; another 41 games to go. The Flames have reached the halfway point of the 2017-18 season, and they are on pace for 92 points, which is off from the 98-point pace they were at 20 games ago. They undeniably fell off for a bit there, but now on a…

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Flames 4, Kings 3 post-game embers: Another!

Sometimes, the Calgary Flames are really, really bad. Sometimes, the Calgary Flames are really, really good! And apparently sometimes you’ll get the best and the worst of them all within a single night with no apparent rhyme or reason. I suppose that probably goes for most teams, really, but when the margins are getting awfully…

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Rasmus Andersson, Andrew Mangiapane named to AHL All-Star Classic

The Stockton Heat are looking like a pretty good hockey team. Of course, that’s what a .600 winning percentage and placing second in your division will do for you – not to mention having good players on hand. To that end, while the NHL gets ready to have its own All-Star game later this month,…

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WWYDW: How should Andrew Mangiapane affect the lines?

The Flames have already seen their regular lineup rocked by a number of AHL call-ups and graduates this season. Brett Kulak was the first to officially make it, but Mark Jankowski wasn’t too far behind. A long-term injury to Kris Versteeg brought up Garnet Hathaway, and now, with Michael Frolik out for the next few…