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SFGate 11 hours ago

Flames prevail to extend lead over Sharks

Calgary’s Austin Czarnik and Johnny Gaudreau scored 29 seconds apart in the third period to lead the host Flames to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday. Mikael Backlund and Travis Hamonic also scored as Calgary won its third straight after a four-game skid to take a three-point lead over the Sharks for the top spot in the Pacific Division and Western Conference. Casey Cizikas and Anders Lee scored for the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders, whose loss was their third in regulation in their past 16 games. Lee tied it 1:18 into the third when he one-timed a pass from...
Sportsnet.ca 15 hours ago
Frolik’s slick pass, Backlund’s quick deke get Flames on the board

Frolik’s slick pass, Backlund’s quick deke get Flames on the board

Watch as nice pass by Michael Frolik and a quick little deke by Mikael Backlund get the Calgary Flames a 1-0 lead on the New York Islanders. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Matchsticks and Gasoline 23 hours ago
The Lines They Are A Changing

The Lines They Are A Changing

Bill Peters is making adjustments as the Islanders come to town. When things go wonky, you tend to make some adjustments to whatever you are in charge of and that's exactly what Bill Peters is done. Once thought unfathomable, the Flames top line is being broken up. Matthew Tkachuk will join Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, while Elias Lindholm will slide down to the second line with Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik. This is less of a move in regards to Lindholm's play, but most likely a way to try and boost the play of a struggling Matthew Tkachuk. Mike Smith will get another chance to...
The Hockey Writers Feb 19, 2019

Flames Burn Coyotes – Giordano Leads With 2 Points

CALGARY — Mark Giordano's goal and assist paced the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the visiting Arizona Coyotes on Monday. Derek Ryan, Austin Czarnik and Michael Frolik also scored for the hosts with Mikael Backlund adding an empty-net goal in t... The post Flames Burn Coyotes – Giordano Leads With 2 Points appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Feb 18, 2019
Coyotes fall to Flames for third time this season

Coyotes fall to Flames for third time this season

Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in the third period to help the Calgary Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.         

Giordano leads Flames to 5-2 win over Coyotes

Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in the third period to help the Calgary Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.
Calgary Sun Feb 15, 2019

GameDay: Flames at Penguins — 5 things to watch

Calgary Flames (34-16-7) at Pittsburgh Penguins (30-20-7) Saturday, 11 a.m., PPG Paints Arena, Sportsnet West/ Sportsnet 960 The Fan THE BIG MATCHUP Pens C Sidney Crosby vs Flames C Mikael Backlund Backlund tends to be tasked with shutting down the opposing team’s top guys for the Flames, and that means he has got a big […]
Bill Peters Promised Changes And There Are A Few Tonight

Bill Peters Promised Changes And There Are A Few Tonight

There's a little lineup shuffling tonight in Florida. After the Flames lackluster performance against the Lightning Tuesday night Bill Peters said there would be some changes to the Flames lineup and he kept his word. Michael Frolik has been relegated to fourth line duty while Sam Bennett has been moved up to the second line with Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk. There's also a change between the pipes tonight as Mike Smith will get the start over the struggling David Rittich FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Sam Bennett Andrew...
James Neal Is Down Some Chicklets, But Is In The Lineup.

James Neal Is Down Some Chicklets, But Is In The Lineup.

The usual suspects are on the ice tonight. Despite losing eight teeth in Saturday's loss to Vancouver, James Neal will play in Tampa tonight when the Flames take on the Lightning. The Flame have made no other changes to their lineup tonight as they look to get back in the win column after dropping three of their last four. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - James Neal Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway DEFENCE Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic Oliver...
The Flames Defence Is Up In The Air For Tonight

The Flames Defence Is Up In The Air For Tonight

Calgary is still uncertain of Travis Hamonic's status for tonight. The Flames return to the ice tonight with a hot mess on defence. Travis Hamonic skated yesterday, but Calgary is still unsure of his status, which means the D pairings are all over the place. Here's a look at who could potentially be playing where and with who tonight at the Saddledome. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - James Neal Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway DEFENCE Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie Noah...
Calgary Sun Feb 2, 2019

GameDay: Flames visit Hurricanes on Super Bowl Sunday

CALGARY FLAMES (33-14-5) at CAROLINA HURRICANES (25-20-6) Sunday, Noon MT, PNC Arena, Sportsnet 360/Sportsnet 960 The Fan   THE BIG MATCHUP Flames C Mikael Backlund vs. Hurricanes LW Nino Niederreiter Backlund scored a jaw-dropper in Washington — his own variation of the deke made famous by Swedish legend Peter Forsberg at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and later […]
Calgary Sun Feb 2, 2019

Forsberg’s iconic move finally worked for Backlund at NHL level

RALEIGH, N.C. — Calgary Flames centre Mikael Backlund reported that he received “a few messages” after Friday’s highlight-reel goal. The smile on his face suggested he was probably low-balling the amount of action on his iPhone. “Just, ‘Wow!’ or ‘Sweet move!’ or ‘Nice goal!’ Stuff like that,” Backlund said, sharing some of the feedback from […]
Rate the Flames (3) at Capitals (4): Late Goal Extinguishes Flames

Rate the Flames (3) at Capitals (4): Late Goal Extinguishes Flames

Despite tying the game midway through the third period with a goal from Elias Lindholm, the Flames fell 4-3 to the Washington Capitals on Friday night. In their first game back from the long all-star break, the Flames were unable to find a way to grab a victory, thanks to a late goal from Evgeny Kuznetsov. Calgary got a highlight real goal from Mikael Backlund and another from Garnet Hathaway on the night, while Mike Smith was decent in the loss. CLICK HERE TO RATE THE FLAMES
Sportsnet.ca Feb 1, 2019
Mikael Backlund scores potential goal of season against Capitals

Mikael Backlund scores potential goal of season against Capitals

Watch as Mikael Backlund gets lucky in the neutral zone and then makes a great move to score past Braden Holtby. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
First Game Back And Mike Smith Is In Net

First Game Back And Mike Smith Is In Net

Mike Smith gets the call after the LONG break. In a somewhat surprising move Bill Peters has decided to go with Mike Smith in net as the Flames visit the Washington Capitals Friday night in their first game back from the 9 game break. One reason could be that Bill Peters is saving David Rittich for the Carolina game on Sunday afternoon. Here's the rest of the Flames lineup for Friday night: FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - James Neal Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet...

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