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  • @NHLFlames • 19h

    FlamesNation: Post-Game Wrap-Up: Flames trounced by Kings

    A couple weeks back, the Calgary Flames were horrendous in the first period of their game with the Los Angeles Kings. They managed to battle back and get a point, but Saturday night's return engagement seemingly proved that they learned nothing from that outing. The Flames were, in a word, trounced by the Kings by a 4-1 score at Staples Center.

    <strong>The Rundown</strong>

    The Flames got down early in the first period off some wonky defensive play by Noah Hanifin. Hanifin attempted a poke-check on a rushing Tyler Toffoli just inside the defensive blueline. Toffoli calmly walked around Hanifin, strode into the slot and beat David Rittich with a wrist shot to make it 1-0 Kings.

    A couple weeks back, the Calgary Flames were horrendous in the first period of their game with the Los Angeles Kings. They managed to battle back and get a point, but Saturday night's return engagement seemingly proved that they learned nothing from that outing. The Flames were, in a word, trounced by the Kings by a 4-1 score at Staples Center.

    <strong>The Rundown</strong>

    The Flames got down early in the first period off some wonky defensive play by Noah Hanifin. Hanifin attempted a poke-check on a rushing Tyler Toffoli just inside the defensive blueline. Toffoli calmly walked around Hanifin, strode into the slot and beat David Rittich with a wrist shot to make it 1-0 Kings.

  • @NHLFlames • 1d

    FlamesNation: FGD 9: Headed to Hollywood (8pm MT, CBC)

    On the heels of a victory on Thursday night (and three consecutive good outings), the Calgary Flames (4-3-1, 9 points) head to Hollywood looking for a measure of revenge when they face the Los Angeles Kings (2-5-0, 4 points). The Flames were awful in their first meeting but clawed their way to an overtime point with a strong second half. They'll be hoping to play 60 good minutes tonight.

    The puck drops at 8 p.m. MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

    <strong>The Flames</strong>

    Thursday's lines, via Daily Faceoff:

    Gaudreau - Monahan - Lindholm
    Tkachuk - Backlund - Frolik
    Mangiapane - Ryan - Bennett
    Lucic - Jankowski- Czarnik

    Giordano - Brodie
    Hanifin - Hamonic
    Kylington - Andersson

    We'll have an update on the lineup after morning skate.

    On the heels of a victory on Thursday night (and three consecutive good outings), the Calgary Flames (4-3-1, 9 points) head to Hollywood looking for a measure of revenge when they face the Los Angeles Kings (2-5-0, 4 points). The Flames were awful in their first meeting but clawed their way to an overtime point with a strong second half. They'll be hoping to play 60 good minutes tonight.

    The puck drops at 8 p.m. MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

    <strong>The Flames</strong>

    Thursday's lines, via Daily Faceoff:

    Gaudreau - Monahan - Lindholm
    Tkachuk - Backlund - Frolik
    Mangiapane - Ryan - Bennett
    Lucic - Jankowski- Czarnik

    Giordano - Brodie
    Hanifin - Hamonic
    Kylington - Andersson

    We'll have an update on the lineup after morning skate.

  • @NHLFlames • 1d

    FlamesNation: Flames have some holes in their organizational depth chart

    The Calgary Flames are in a pretty interesting place in their organizational progression. Over the past half-decade they've seen their drafting and development drastically improve, then they began to push their top prospects into the NHL where they became key pieces of the puzzle.

    Now the Flames need to restock their cupboards a bit, as their organizational depth chart has a few holes in key places.

    Here's a quick snapshot of how things are looking at this point of the season.

    (Players on expiring contracts marked with an asterisk.)

    <strong>Goalies</strong>

    So here's the deal with next season...

    Rittich has a contract.
    NHL David Rittich
    Cam Talbot*
    AHL Jon Gillies*
    Tyler Parsons*
    Artyom Zagidulin*
    ECHL Nick Schneider*
    Junior Dustin Wolf

    The Calgary Flames are in a pretty interesting place in their organizational progression. Over the past half-decade they've seen their drafting and development drastically improve, then they began to push their top prospects into the NHL where they became key pieces of the puzzle.

    Now the Flames need to restock their cupboards a bit, as their organizational depth chart has a few holes in key places.

    Here's a quick snapshot of how things are looking at this point of the season.

    (Players on expiring contracts marked with an asterisk.)

    <strong>Goalies</strong>

    So here's the deal with next season...

    Rittich has a contract.
    NHL David Rittich
    Cam Talbot*
    AHL Jon Gillies*
    Tyler Parsons*
    Artyom Zagidulin*
    ECHL Nick Schneider*
    Junior Dustin Wolf

  • @NHLFlames • 2d

    FlamesNation: Flames have roster options heading into the weekend (but none are ideal)

    Two Calgary Flames forwards left Thursday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings with injuries. If the Flames need to find short-term roster reinforcements, their current cap situation has restricted their ability to manuever in the short-term. They have some options available, but none of them are particularly great.

    <strong>So here's what we know</strong>

    As of today, the Flames have $154,958 in cap space and 22 players on their active roster (13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders). As of this morning, defenseman Juuso Valimaki is "only" on the injury reserve list and so the team gets no cap relief to compensate for his absence.

    Two Calgary Flames forwards left Thursday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings with injuries. If the Flames need to find short-term roster reinforcements, their current cap situation has restricted their ability to manuever in the short-term. They have some options available, but none of them are particularly great.

    <strong>So here's what we know</strong>

    As of today, the Flames have $154,958 in cap space and 22 players on their active roster (13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders). As of this morning, defenseman Juuso Valimaki is "only" on the injury reserve list and so the team gets no cap relief to compensate for his absence.

  • @NHLFlames • 2d

    Matchsticks and Gasoline: No Suspension For Darren Helm

    Darren Helm and Elias Lindholm had an interesting third period and their exchange after a face-off was the tipping point for both. Lindholm appeared to elbow Helm, who retaliated by taking the opportunity to cheap shot the Flames centre with a vicious slash to the back of the leg.

    Lindholm would leave the game and not return, Helm would also leave the game and not return. However, Darren Helm was tossed from the game for his slash and received a game misconduct for his efforts. Lindholm would be assessed a two minute penalty for elbowing for his part in the mess.

    Darren Helm and Elias Lindholm had an interesting third period and their exchange after a face-off was the tipping point for both. Lindholm appeared to elbow Helm, who retaliated by taking the opportunity to cheap shot the Flames centre with a vicious slash to the back of the leg.

    Lindholm would leave the game and not return, Helm would also leave the game and not return. However, Darren Helm was tossed from the game for his slash and received a game misconduct for his efforts. Lindholm would be assessed a two minute penalty for elbowing for his part in the mess.

  • @NHLFlames • 2d

    FlamesForum Blog: 5-1 Flames Stomp Detroit

    Well how about that secondary scoring?

    The Flames have been missing lines 3 and 4 in the past week but a challenge by the coach over the weekend seems to have temporarily changed things.

    As the top line looks about average, the 3rd line stepped in over the past two games.

    Bennett and Lucic, led by Derek Ryan, have all chipped in with solid shifts and points. Mangiapane was on that 3rd line but left the game mid-way with a head injury. Lucic took his spot and registered his first point as a Flames (how about that trade!

    Well how about that secondary scoring?

    The Flames have been missing lines 3 and 4 in the past week but a challenge by the coach over the weekend seems to have temporarily changed things.

    As the top line looks about average, the 3rd line stepped in over the past two games.

    Bennett and Lucic, led by Derek Ryan, have all chipped in with solid shifts and points. Mangiapane was on that 3rd line but left the game mid-way with a head injury. Lucic took his spot and registered his first point as a Flames (how about that trade!

  • @NHLFlames • 2d

    Matchsticks and Gasoline: The Tinderbox Ep. 5: The Lindholm/Helm Incident, Looking Back & Looking Forward

    This season we will be debuting the new look/sounding Tinderbox as part of SBN's Podcast Nation. We will cover a variety of topics throughout the season and have different guests from our SBN Family when the Flames are playing a team in their respective areas. So pull up a chair by the fire place, put on your best robe and kick back and relax to the sounds of the Tinderbox! Don't forget you can download this podcast at Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcasts.

    <strong>Episode 5: Hosted by Mark, Maddie &amp; Gordie</strong>

    -The Elias Lindholm/Darren Helm Incident

    -Injured Lindholm and Mangiapane: Who to call up?

    This season we will be debuting the new look/sounding Tinderbox as part of SBN's Podcast Nation. We will cover a variety of topics throughout the season and have different guests from our SBN Family when the Flames are playing a team in their respective areas. So pull up a chair by the fire place, put on your best robe and kick back and relax to the sounds of the Tinderbox! Don't forget you can download this podcast at Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcasts.

    <strong>Episode 5: Hosted by Mark, Maddie &amp; Gordie</strong>

    -The Elias Lindholm/Darren Helm Incident

    -Injured Lindholm and Mangiapane: Who to call up?

  • @NHLFlames • 2d

    FlamesNation: Flames 5, Red Wings 1 post game embers: Everybody loves a good night for Wings

    It's such a crazy idea that if you get consistent scoring throughout your lineup then it becomes a lot easier to win hockey games! I wonder if this is something the Calgary Flames might stick with going forward.

    <strong>Feel of the game </strong>

    The Flames played their best game of the season yet, despite having some of their biggest concerns rear their heads again. They started a little slow, getting bailed out by two big saves from David Rittich early on. They had a little bit of penalty trouble.

    However, that early start? The Flames were able to take back momentum (and get the lead!

    It's such a crazy idea that if you get consistent scoring throughout your lineup then it becomes a lot easier to win hockey games! I wonder if this is something the Calgary Flames might stick with going forward.

    <strong>Feel of the game </strong>

    The Flames played their best game of the season yet, despite having some of their biggest concerns rear their heads again. They started a little slow, getting bailed out by two big saves from David Rittich early on. They had a little bit of penalty trouble.

    However, that early start? The Flames were able to take back momentum (and get the lead!

  • @NHLFlames • 2d

    FlamesNation: Hitmen Report: a sudden cold streak

    After rattling off several impressive wins to kick off the season, the Calgary Hitmen fell to Earth a little bit this past week. They entered action on the long weekend with zero regulation losses on their record, but saw a pair added to that tally before things were all said and done.

    <strong>The week that was</strong>

    On Saturday night in Edmonton, the Hitmen suffered their first regulation loss of the season via a 6-4 setback to the Oil Kings. The Hitmen got out to a 2-0 lead, then gave up the next three goals and were chasing for the remainder of the game.

    After rattling off several impressive wins to kick off the season, the Calgary Hitmen fell to Earth a little bit this past week. They entered action on the long weekend with zero regulation losses on their record, but saw a pair added to that tally before things were all said and done.

    <strong>The week that was</strong>

    On Saturday night in Edmonton, the Hitmen suffered their first regulation loss of the season via a 6-4 setback to the Oil Kings. The Hitmen got out to a 2-0 lead, then gave up the next three goals and were chasing for the remainder of the game.

  • @NHLFlames • 2d

    Matchsticks and Gasoline: Fan Poll Friday: Who's To Blame?

    The Flames took care of the Red Wings last night 5-1, but it wasn't without some drama. In the third period Elias Lindholm and Darren Helm (both had goals) got tangled up after a face-off and then it got ugly. Lindholm APPEARED (the camera angle was inconclusive) to get Helm up high with an elbow. Helm, naturally took offence to this and wildly chopped at the back of Lindholm's leg. The Flames centre would leave the ice and not return, same story for Helm. Though they both left for different reasons.

    The Flames took care of the Red Wings last night 5-1, but it wasn't without some drama. In the third period Elias Lindholm and Darren Helm (both had goals) got tangled up after a face-off and then it got ugly. Lindholm APPEARED (the camera angle was inconclusive) to get Helm up high with an elbow. Helm, naturally took offence to this and wildly chopped at the back of Lindholm's leg. The Flames centre would leave the ice and not return, same story for Helm. Though they both left for different reasons.

  • @NHLFlames • 3d

    Matchsticks and Gasoline: Flames Strike For Three In Third, Defeat Detroit 5-1

    Flames

    1st: 11:01- Mangiapane (2) (Giordano)

    2nd: PPG 9:45- Lindholm (5) (Tkachuk/Monahan)

    3rd: 3:29- Bennett (1) (Lucic), 4:57- Ryan (1) (Unassisted), PPG 8:47- Giordano (2) (Monahan/Ryan)

    Red Wings

    1st: None

    2nd: 10:13- Helm (3) (Mantha/Cholowski)

    3rd: None

    <strong>Recap</strong>

    The Flames finished up a mini home stand Thursday night with a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, securing their first two game winning streak of the season.

    Flames

    1st: 11:01- Mangiapane (2) (Giordano)

    2nd: PPG 9:45- Lindholm (5) (Tkachuk/Monahan)

    3rd: 3:29- Bennett (1) (Lucic), 4:57- Ryan (1) (Unassisted), PPG 8:47- Giordano (2) (Monahan/Ryan)

    Red Wings

    1st: None

    2nd: 10:13- Helm (3) (Mantha/Cholowski)

    3rd: None

    <strong>Recap</strong>

    The Flames finished up a mini home stand Thursday night with a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, securing their first two game winning streak of the season.

  • @NHLFlames • 3d

    FlamesNation: Quips and Quotes: Flames beat Red Wings 5-1

    The Calgary Flames beat the Detroit Red Wings by a 5-1 score on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.

    <strong>A better, but imperfect, game</strong>

    The Flames continued a string of better games on Thursday, following in the footsteps of strong efforts against San Jose and Philadelphia. They were pretty effective in all areas of the game, though they weren't perfect.

    Flames head coach Bill Peters commented on his team's improved play as a five-man unit:

    Definitely in spurts, for sure. I didn't think we were tight in the second.

    The Calgary Flames beat the Detroit Red Wings by a 5-1 score on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.

    <strong>A better, but imperfect, game</strong>

    The Flames continued a string of better games on Thursday, following in the footsteps of strong efforts against San Jose and Philadelphia. They were pretty effective in all areas of the game, though they weren't perfect.

    Flames head coach Bill Peters commented on his team's improved play as a five-man unit:

    Definitely in spurts, for sure. I didn't think we were tight in the second.

  • @NHLFlames • 3d

    Matchsticks and Gasoline: Rate the Flames (5) vs Red Wings (1): Wings Burned in Calgary

    Don't look now but the Calgary Flames have their first little win streak of the 2019-20 season thanks to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. The Flames got goals from Andrew Mangiapane, Elias Lindholm, Sam Bennett, Derek Ryan, and Mark Giordano in the win while David Rittich put forth yet another strong outing, making 27 saves on 28 shots.

    However the victory did come at a cost with both Andrew Mangiapane and Elias Lindholm leaving early due to injury and not returning.

    Don't look now but the Calgary Flames have their first little win streak of the 2019-20 season thanks to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. The Flames got goals from Andrew Mangiapane, Elias Lindholm, Sam Bennett, Derek Ryan, and Mark Giordano in the win while David Rittich put forth yet another strong outing, making 27 saves on 28 shots.

    However the victory did come at a cost with both Andrew Mangiapane and Elias Lindholm leaving early due to injury and not returning.

  • @NHLFlames • 3d
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    FlamesNation: Post-Game Wrap-Up: Flames power past Wings

    The Calgary Flames have gotten a little bit better in each of their past few games. While they weren't perfect on Thursday night, they were easily the better team at the Scotiabank Saddledome in a pretty decisive 5-1 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

    <strong>The Rundown</strong>

    The two clubs exchanged good scoring chances early, with Jimmy Howard making big saves early on Sam Bennett and Andrew Mangiapane and David Rittich stopping Andreas Athanasiou on a partial breakaway.

    The Flames had a lot of pressure and finally cashed in midway through the first period.

    The Calgary Flames have gotten a little bit better in each of their past few games. While they weren't perfect on Thursday night, they were easily the better team at the Scotiabank Saddledome in a pretty decisive 5-1 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

    <strong>The Rundown</strong>

    The two clubs exchanged good scoring chances early, with Jimmy Howard making big saves early on Sam Bennett and Andrew Mangiapane and David Rittich stopping Andreas Athanasiou on a partial breakaway.

    The Flames had a lot of pressure and finally cashed in midway through the first period.

  • @NHLFlames • 3d

    FlamesNation: 2 Guys and a Goalie pres. by Odds Shark Ep. 9 w/ Kris Abbott- Thanksgiving Burrito Omelette

    Welcome to "2 Guys and a Goalie," starring Dustin Nielson, Joaquin Gage, and Matt Kassian and presented by Odds Shark, Popeye's Louisiana Chicken, and Sports Clips Haircuts. The show focuses on stories, notes, transactions, and everything else happening all around the NHL and the world of hockey.

    The boys are back after a nice Thanksgiving Long Weekend.

    They talk about Connor McDavid's hot start and how many points he'll finish the season with, how the hometown pressure may have resulted in Carter Hart's performance.

    Kris Abbott from Odds Shark stops in to give the odds on the over/under for McDavid's point total this season, and the odds for first coach fired out of Jim Montgomery for the Dallas Stars, Bruce Boudreau for the Minnesota Wild, or John Hynes for the New Jersey Devils.

    Welcome to "2 Guys and a Goalie," starring Dustin Nielson, Joaquin Gage, and Matt Kassian and presented by Odds Shark, Popeye's Louisiana Chicken, and Sports Clips Haircuts. The show focuses on stories, notes, transactions, and everything else happening all around the NHL and the world of hockey.

    The boys are back after a nice Thanksgiving Long Weekend.

    They talk about Connor McDavid's hot start and how many points he'll finish the season with, how the hometown pressure may have resulted in Carter Hart's performance.

    Kris Abbott from Odds Shark stops in to give the odds on the over/under for McDavid's point total this season, and the odds for first coach fired out of Jim Montgomery for the Dallas Stars, Bruce Boudreau for the Minnesota Wild, or John Hynes for the New Jersey Devils.

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