Calgary Flames News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
FlamesNation: The 2019 Playoff Chase: Flames on a slide
The Calgary Flames have won just once since the All-Star Break. But despite all that, they've managed to stay near the top of the Western Conference. The Flames are sliding, but the playoff chase remains incredibly tight.<strong>Chasing a playoff spot</strong>
Team Pts W ROW Pct. Chances FLAMES 75 34 34 .658 100% Jets 75 34 34 .
Matchsticks and Gasoline: Fan Poll Friday: Are You Getting Nervous?
MAN THE LIFEBOATS! WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST!!!!!!
Everyone step away from the ledge. Sure, the Flames are mired in their first four game losing streak of the season, but is it anything to worry about? The Flames are still in a great spot in the West and Pacific despite not playing their best hockey as of late. So, we're asking you if you are worried about the Flames play as of late? Vote in our poll below.Are you worried about the Flames play lately?
.@IceSinghHNIC takes a look at @MarkGio05's incredible season in this edition of #Flames TV Punjabi! https://t.co/93AH28sUSS
FlamesNation: Panthers 3, Flames 2 (SO) post-game embers: Unimpressive
It's easy enough to accept excuses when the Flames are playing a really talented team, or are completely taking it to a goalie who just so happens to be playing out of his mind. The Panthers are closer to the bottom of the standings than the top, and James Reimer wasn't exactly challenged, so I don't know how you take anything but a sense of urgency from this.<strong>Feel of the game</strong>
It took a long time for anything of note to happen in the game, but at some point, the Panthers started taking over.
Fansided: Calgary Flames drop fourth straight game to Florida Panthers
Well, it hasn't been the best month so far, but at least the Calgary Flames have put themselves in a good position to not be overly worried right now. They have now dropped their fourth straight game and their fifth game in their last six. They've dropped from first in the West and in the Pacific for the first time since late November. At least they have still gotten two points in their last three games. Silver linings. This is the longest losing streak of the season so far.
Both goaltenders put up great performances tonight, both allowing just two goals.
FlamesNation: Quips and Quotes: Flames lose to Panthers 3-2 (in a shootout)
The Calgary Flames lost to the Florida Panthers by a 3-2 score (in a shootout) on Thursday night. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.<strong>Not quite good enough</strong>
Flames head coach Bill Peters was pretty positive about his team's performance, including having some praise for goaltender Mike Smith's effort. But he pointed to the thin margins at this time of year between winning and losing, as well as some specifics that probably cost them points.
"They got two goals after we iced it," said Peters. "Icing, no change, fresh guys, tired guys.
FlamesNation: Post-Game: Flames can't tame the Panthers
The Calgary Flames were alright in Thursday night's game with the Florida Panthers. Playing against a team that's a fair distance from the playoffs, the Flames could never quite find their second gear or bury their chances. They dropped a close one 3-2 to the Panthers in a shootout.<strong>The Rundown</strong>
Neither team scored in a sleepy first period. Shots were 10-10 and the Panthers led 9-4 in chances, but neither side looked particularly dangerous.
The second period was very similarly-paced to the first - slow - until the Panthers scored with five minutes remaining in the period.
.@BParkerTV recaps this evening's shootout setback in Game Over, presented by @budget.#CGYvsFLA | #Flames https://t.co/YvWhc81P7E
Bill Peters offers up his assessment of tonight's game in Florida.#CGYvsFLA | #Flames https://t.co/Ibfiayynxr
Rasmus Andersson on tonight's game in Sunrise and Mike Smith's play vs. the Panthers.#CGYvsFLA | #Flames https://t.co/0roncSGWIf
Matthew Tkachuk gives his take on tonight's shootout setback in Sunrise.#CGYvsFLA | #Flames https://t.co/tubQXLVCyB
FlamesNation: Flames prospect Martin Pospisil receives 12 game USHL suspension
2018 Flames draft pick and noted hothead Martin Pospisil made minor waves in the larger world of hockey news when he was caught on video attempting to jump the boards and have, at the very least, a less-than-amicable discussion with an opposing fan. Today, the hammer has fallen, and Pospisil has received one of the harshest penalties in USHL history, a 12 game suspension.
Sioux City's Martin Pospisil suspended 12 games for a combination of spearing, abuse of officials, and an altercation he was involved in with a fan at Omaha last Friday. He'll be back for the playoffs, but this is still the longest suspension I have seen in my 3 years in the U
-- Scott Bradford (@ScottPBradford) February 14, 2019
Pospisil's infractions was documented in this week's prospect update.
#CGYvsFLA | #Flames https://t.co/Q06ijRPkR2
Warmies, underway in Sunrise!#CGYvsFLA | #Flames https://t.co/MgNtlKJ5bG
FlamesNation: Flames' return from the break harkens back to previous season collapse - except this time, they have a substantial cushion
Considering how the Flames have played since returning to action from their nine days off - part All-Star break, part mandated five-day break - and how they played in a similar timeframe last year, you'd be forgiven for, at the very least, being concerned. This is now two years in a row in which the Flames have been hot going into the break, only to come out of it ice cold.
The similarities do go a little deeper than just going from winning to losing, however. (Note that, in 2017-18, the start of the Flames' decline can be traced back to their five-day break - the All-Star break came in between their fourth and fifth games returning from their initial break.