It was a Flames double feature last night on Hockey Night in Canada’s After Hours. First up was Noah Hanifin, who discussed his path to the NHL, his path to Calgary, and Saturday night’s game.
The man of last night’s game, and perhaps the main story of the Flames’ season thus far, David “Big Save Dave” Rittich sat down with Ryan Leslie on After Hours to discuss his nickname, his steak and Coca-cola consumption, and his path to the NHL. Plus, a guest appearance from FlamesNation.
The first 2018-19 installment of the Battle of Alberta on Saturday night started off with a heated first period. Much of the bad blood was a result of a hit by Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk.
The Government of Alberta, Calgary Flames Foundation and Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation are teaming up on a unique initiative.Flames and Oilers fans will soon be able to represent their team via license plates.
The Calgary Flames hit the practice ice today as they prepare for Saturday’s Battle of Alberta against the Edmonton Oilers. One big question mark was who would start in net for the locals after Mike Smith’s performance against Montreal on Thursday evening.
The Flames look like they’ll be rolling with roughly the same lineup they had against the Sharks, as updates from practice indicate Dillon Dube will be out one more game, while Mike Smith retains the net as the team’s starter.
The Calgary Flames returned to the practice ice on Tuesday morning after a day off on Monday. A welcome sight was rookie Dillon Dube, who was a full participant in practice.
The Calgary Flames have made a roster move. They’ve reassigned forward Anthony Peluso to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat.
In the second period of the Calgary Flames’ game with the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night, one of their players hit a big career milestone. Sean Monahan’s goal to put the Flames on the board represented his 300th career National Hockey League point.
Calgary Flames netminder David Rittich earned his first career shutout in Saturday night’s victory over the Los Angeles Kings. But his performance hasn’t changed the plans for Mike Smith to play Sunday night’s game against the San Jose Sharks.
The Stockton Heat will be without arguably their best player for the next week. The club announced on Saturday afternoon that Andrew Mangiapane is temporarily sidelined with a lower body injury.
With Dillon Dube heading to the injured reserve, the Calgary Flames were without a healthy extra forward. To fill that void, they have recalled winger Anthony Peluso from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat.