Flames Squeak Past Hurricanes – Backlund Nets OT Winner

CALGARY — Mikael Backlund scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 win over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Calgary (33-13-5) heads into the all-star break the No. 1 team in the NHL’s Western Conference six points up on the San Jose Sharks. Carolina Hurricanes Petr Mrazek reacts as Calgary Flames’ Mikael Backlund […]

NHL News & Notes: Iginla, Bjork & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Calgary Flames are going to retire Jarome Iginla’s jersey number, Anders Bjork underwent surgery that will end his season and Braden Holtby is healthy and returning to action. Related: NHL News & Notes: Niederreiter Trade, Byron, Alzner & More Iginla’s Number to Be Retired The Flames are set to retire […]

NHL News & Notes: Stars & Ducks Trade, NHL Stars of the Week & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks have made a trade, the NHL has announced their three stars of the week and Craig Anderson was a full participant in practice. Related: NHL News & Notes: Nash, Eichel & More Stars and Ducks Trade The Stars have acquired veteran forward Andrew Cogliano […]

Backlund’s Game Rounding Into Form Nicely

The Calgary Flames have enjoyed the luxury of having major offensive weapons to rely on during what’s been an outstanding 2018-19 campaign so far. The bad news for the rest of their Western Conference counterparts is that one of their understated depth scorers, Mikael Backlund, is starting to contribute more consistently. Backlund hit the score […]

Flames Burn Sharks – Gaudreau & Tkachuk Have 4 Points Each

CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each scored twice and added two assists to lift the Calgary Flames to a thrilling 8-5 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Sean Monahan added five assists. His five-point nights was a career best while Gaudreau’s four tied a career best. The Flames finished the calendar year in top spot […]

Flames Overcome Wild on Tkachuk’s Winner

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Matthew Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period for Calgary, David Rittich made 34 saves, and the Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Saturday. Mark Giordano scored short-handed in the first period for the Pacific Division-leading Flames, who are 11-2-1 in their last 14 games, with 10 […]

Embarrassing Home Loss Sparked Flames Charge to Top

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames bounced from humiliation into first place in their division in a few short weeks. Since an embarrassing 9-1 loss at home Oct. 25 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Flames have gone 15-5-2. A 32-point haul in that span is second only to the Tampa Bay Lightning (36). Giving up eight unanswered goals and getting […]