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Slack Sundays: Eddie Lack, Glenn Gawdin and Gaudreau scoring a lot

The Calgary Flames bounced back from their 8-2 loss in Detroit on Wednesday with a 5-4 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers. In the afterglow of that victory, we assembled the crew for our weekly chat to discuss the perception that Eddie Lack isn’t a good fit as backup (and other things).

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Post-Game: Comeback kids win brunch game

The Calgary Flames continued their lengthy six-game road trip today in Philadelphia. They had a matinee against the Flyers, scheduled as such because the National Basketball Association needed the building for their traveling dribbling-and-dunking road show in the evening. Despite a slow start, the Flames managed to find their stride and overcome some self-imposed obstacles…

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FGD 19: Taking a mulligan in Philadelphia (11am MT, SN One)

The Calgary Flames played a game on Wednesday night in Detroit. That is to say, they intended to. Unfortunately, virtually every aspect of their game was lousy: their defense was shoddy, Eddie Lack didn’t make it to the halfway point of the game, they couldn’t muster more than two goals (one at even strength) and…

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Matthew Tkachuk suspended one game for Detroit melee

The Calgary Flames will be without one of the most valuable players for a game. The National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Matthew Tkachuk for one game for his part in setting off a melee in the third period of Wednesday’s 8-2 Flames loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The suspension will…

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Will anybody be fined or suspended after the Detroit melee?

At 14:04 of the third period in last night’s game between the Calgary Flames and the Detroit Red Wings, what began as a “simple” fight between Brett Kulak and Luke Witkowski turned into a chaotic scene that involved 94 penalty minutes and eventually resulted in five players receiving game misconducts. So what the heck happened,…

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Post-Game: Smith-less Flames exposed by the Red Wings

The Calgary Flames lost to the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. In their first game without Mike Smith – who’s been the safety blanket to the team’s Linus Van Pelt – they looked flat, rudderless and lost. They trailed for almost the entire game and then a frustrated team contributed to a clown show…

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Going one-on-one with Doug Gilmour

It’s probably safe to characterize Doug Gilmour as a pretty good hockey player. During his illustrious National Hockey League career, he had 1,400 points, 1,300 penalty minutes, stints as captain in Toronto and Chicago, and a Stanley Cup win with the Calgary Flames in 1989. Gilmour has chronicled his life and hockey career in his…

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FGD 18: On the road again (5:30pm MT, SN West)

After seven games and roughly two and a half weeks at home, the Calgary Flames (10-7-0) have packed their bags (and their sweet white jerseys) and hit the road for a six game road trek across America. Their journey begins in the shiny new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, where they face the Red Wings…

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Flames recall Jon Gillies from Stockton, Mike Smith out day-to-day

The Calgary Flames will be without goaltender Mike Smith for a little while, but they’re going to be getting some backup from their farm team. The club announced today that Smith is out day-to-day with an upper-body injury, and that they’ve recalled Jon Gillies from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat on an emergency basis….

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Report: Mike Smith didn’t travel with the team to Detroit

Folks, it sure sounds like the Calgary Flames will be beginning their six-game road trip without one of their best players. As reported by our friends at Sportsnet 960 The Fan and discussed by Pat Steinberg on The Big Show on Tuesday afternoon, goaltender Mike Smith – who left the Flames’ 7-4 victory over St….

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Could Flames prospects factor into the Olympics?

Back in April, the National Hockey League announced that it wouldn’t release its players for participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Since then, much of the conversation about the Olympics has revolved around players from the Kontinental Hockey League, players on minor league contracts, and Jarome Iginla. (Somebody let him play somewhere, please.) But recently,…

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Post-Game: Flames rout Blues in a wild one

The St. Louis Blues entered tonight’s game in Calgary as the best team, standings-wise, in the Western Conference. Losers of just four games in regulation, the team was reportedly extremely upset at how they were playing after suffering a loss against the New York Islanders. The Calgary Flames faced off against a really good, motivated…