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Five takeaways from the Calgary Flames’ Game 1 win over the Edmonton Oilers

The Calgary Flames played seven games of what amounted to hockey chess against Dallas in the first round. It was tight-checking, it featured excellent goaltending, and both sides probably wished they scored more goals. (Especially Dallas.) Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta couldn’t have been more different than the Dallas series, with 15 goals…

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Flames prospect update: Stockton advances and the T-Birds pull off a shocker

Since the last time we checked in with the fresh-faced prospects of the Calgary Flames organization, two pretty impressive things happened. First, the Stockton Heat got out the brooms and swept the Bakersfield Condors in the Calder Cup playoffs. (That’s Edmonton’s farm team.) Second, the Seattle Thunderbirds rallied back from a 3-1 series deficit to…

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Flames head coach Darryl Sutter named a finalist for Jack Adams Award

The Calgary Flames have another finalist for a major National Hockey League award, and this time it’s behind the bench. Flames head coach Darryl Sutter has been named one of three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, which goes to the NHL’s top coach as voted by the NHL’s Broadcasters Association. The other two finalists…

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Flames Playoff Post-Game: Flames win track meet in Battle of Alberta opener

In the first round, the Calgary Flames played a low-scoring, tight-checking, trench war of a hockey series against the Dallas Stars. The games were fairly entertaining, but admittedly could’ve featured more offensive highlights. Well, that wasn’t an issue in Game 1 of their series with the Edmonton Oilers. In a track meet of a hockey…

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Flames Playoff Game Day: The Battle of Alberta begins (7:30pm MT, CBC/SN)

After 31 years – and two long days – of waiting, it’s finally time for a Stanley Cup playoff edition of the Battle of Alberta. The Calgary Flames (4-3; 1st place, Pacific Division) face the Edmonton Oilers (4-3; 2nd place, Pacific Division) in Game 1 of the Pacific Division Final series. Bragging rights, and a…

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Flames blueliner Chris Tanev a participant in Tuesday’s practice

Via our pal Pat Steinberg, we have an update from Tuesday’s Calgary Flames practice! After missing the third period of Game 6 and all of Game 7 against Dallas was an injury, blueliner Chris Tanev was found in his usual spot in the second pairing alongside Oliver Kylington. #Flames at practice today: Gaudreau-Lindholm-TkachukMangiapane-Backlund-ColemanDube-Jarnkrok-ToffoliLucic-Lewis-RitchieRuzicka-Carpenter Hanifin-AnderssonKylington-TanevZadorov-GudbransonMackey-Stone MarkstromVladar —…

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FlamesNation Mailbag: on the eve of the Battle of Alberta

After three freakin’ decades, friends, it’s almost here. The Calgary Flames will play the Edmonton Oilers in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. (And it only took a multi-year pandemic and how many years of playoff disappointment for both teams for us to get here…) To commemorate this occasion, we will do what we do every…

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Flames forward Elias Lindholm named Selke Trophy finalist

A Calgary Flames player is one of the top three vote-getters for one of the National Hockey League’s most prestigious awards. Forward Elias Lindholm was named as one of three finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy on Tuesday morning, alongside Florida’s Aleksander Barkov and Boston’s Patrice Bergeron. The trophy is awarded to the top…