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Johnny Gaudreau plays his 500th NHL game

One of the best value draft selections in franchise history plays his 500th game for the Calgary Flames tonight. 2011 fourth round pick Johnny Gaudreau hits the milestone after becoming one of the most significant players in club history.

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FGD 36: That’s it, back to (playing) Winnipeg! (8pm MT, CBC/SN)

Just 24 hours after picking up a loss to the same club, the Calgary Flames (15-17-3, 33 points) are back in action against the Winnipeg Jets (21-11-2, 44 points)! The Flames were decent on Friday night, but key gaffes at key moments led to their fourth consecutive loss. Can they get back to the win…

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Flames in seven games: 2-5-0 in fifth segment

The Calgary Flames have completed 35 games of their 56 game 2020-21 regular season schedule. They’re 5/8s through through their schedule, and it appears that they’re taking on quite a bit of water.

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Quotable: the Flames lose to the Jets 3-2

The Calgary Flames’ slide continued on Friday night. They were scored on in the first period and chased the rest of the way. They lost 3-2 to the Winnipeg Jets to extend their current skid to four games – and five of their last six games. Here are some selected quotes from the post-game media…

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Post-Game: Jets set, Flames flummoxed in fourth straight loss

In many ways, the Calgary Flames’ contest on Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets felt like a rerun. The Flames weren’t awful and played effective structural hockey. But they couldn’t translate zone time into dangerous scoring chances, while the Jets were able to. The Flames lost 3-2 to Winnipeg to extend their losing skid to…

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FGD 35: The return of the Jets (8pm MT, SN West)

For the first time since early February, the Calgary Flames (15-16-3, 33 points) are playing against the Winnipeg Jets (20-11-2, 42 points) once again! Since they last met, the Jets have pushed their way up to the top of the (Scotia NHL) North Division standings, while the Flames have slid. With their post-season hopes flagging,…

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Expansion draft factors to remember at the trade deadline

The NHL’s annual trade deadline is 1 p.m. MT on April 12. However, it’s not the only big shuffling of the league-wide deck that’ll happen in 2021, as the Seattle Kraken will hold their expansion draft in mid July. With that addition comes some complexities for the rest of the league, including the Calgary Flames,…

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Flames prospect viewing guide: Mar. 26-Apr. 1

A few of the Calgary Flames prospects are in action this coming week. Here’s a quick rundown of the next seven days. Season over: Daniil Chechelev (Russkie Vityazi Chekhov), Ilya Solovyov (Dynamo Minsk), Demetrios Koumontzis (Arizona State), Yan Kuznetsov (Connecticut), Filip Sveningsson (MODO Hockey), Mitchell Mattson (Michigan State), Josh Nodler (Michigan State), Jake Boltmann (Notre…

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Why haven’t the Flames put Joakim Nordstrom on the IR or LTIR?

If you’ve been following the Calgary Flames’ lineups lately, you’ve probably noticed something odd. Joakim Nordstrom, a staple on the club’s fourth line due to his penalty killing prowess, has been out of the lineup with an injury since Mar. 6. I was asked on social media recently by a colleague why Nordstrom remains on…

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Nation Network partners with Altitude Investments

Earlier this week, FlamesNation managing editor Ryan Pike received a text from Nation Network CEO Jay Downton requesting a quick phone chat. After nervously deleting all the anti-Edmonton content from his social media feeds, Pike called him back. The boss had an announcement that he wanted to share.

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Quotable: the Flames lose to the Senators 3-1

The Calgary Flames’ playoff hopes are not dead. But they’re definitely headed in the wrong direction after they dropped a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Here are some selected quotes from the post-game media addresses.