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FGD 61: A matinee with the Ducks (2pm MT, SN West)

On Saturday night, the Calgary Flames (30-24-6, 66 points) had a game against a non-playoff team get away from them. On Monday afternoon, they hope that they can bounce back in another game against a non-playoff opponent. They host the Anaheim Ducks (24-27-7, 55 points), who beat the Vancouver Canucks in a matinee game on…

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Flu bug puts Flames lineup in flux for Monday afternoon

The Calgary Flames will be wearing their retro white sweaters on Monday afternoon against the Anaheim Ducks. That basically is the extent of our knowledge of the Flames’ lineup, as a flu bug running through the locker room has a lot of things up in the air. #Flames at practice today: Gaudreau-Monahan-LindholmMangiapane-Jankowski-TkachukLucic-Bennett-DubeRinaldo-Rieder-Robinson Hanifin-AnderssonBrodie-StoneKylington-YelesinDavidson Ryan, Backlund…

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Milan Lucic considered quitting in November

Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic joined Scott Oake and Louie DeBrusk on After Hours on Saturday night following the Flames’ loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Reflecting on his time with the Flames thus far, Lucic revealed that some early struggles led him to consider hanging up his skates early in the season.

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Flames not good enough against Chicago

A fortnight ago, the Calgary Flames were thumped at home by the Edmonton Oilers. They allowed eight goals and many around the team pledged that there would be improvement. It couldn’t get much worse, right? Well, on Saturday night the Flames were similarly porous defensively and occasionally disengaged en route to allowing another eight-spot to…

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Post-Game Wrap-Up: Flames look lost against Chicago

The Calgary Flames returned home from their western swing hoping to maintain the consistency that won them three games on their trip. Instead, their habitual inconsistency reared its ugly head. The Flames were at times both quite good and frighteningly bad in an 8-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Cam Talbot just got a shutout, why isn’t he starting against Chicago?

On Thursday night in Anaheim, Cam Talbot made 44 saves to earn the Calgary Flames a shutout victory over the Ducks. On Saturday morning, David Rittich was in the starter’s net for morning skate against Chicago. We were curious about the decision-making process when it came to choosing a starting goalie, so we asked interim…

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FGD 60: Back home against Chicago (8pm MT, CBC)

After playing four games in six days away from home, the Calgary Flames (30-23-6, 66 points) are back at it tonight at the palatial Scotiabank Saddledome (1983-2024). They resume their home schedule as they host the Chicago Blackhawks (25-24-8, 54 points) in another game with potentially large post-season ramifications for both clubs. The puck drops…

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Flames by the numbers, home and away

Through 59 games of the 2019-20 Calgary Flames season, an interesting trend has emerged. Against the generally-held conventional wisdom, the Flames are more successful away from the Saddledome than at their own building – they have 17 wins on the road compared to 13 at home. In an effort to figure out just what’s happening,…

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Hitmen Report: earning a split in a busy week

The Calgary Hitmen had one of their busiest stretches of the season over the past week. They played four games in a span of six days. The results varied, but they continued to chug along towards a fairly assured Western Hockey League playoff position.

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Flames win three of four games on western swing

For the past several seasons, the Calgary Flames have carved out a reputation for themselves as being one of the National Hockey League’s better road teams. Maybe it’s getting away from the hustle and bustle of a Canadian hockey market. Maybe it’s simplifying their approach when they don’t control line match-ups. But the Flames lived…