6:50 AM EDT, Thu March 30, 2017
The Hockey Writers 20 hours ago

Flames Consistent Play Is Contagious

Following Mikael Backlund’s lead, the Calgary Flames are creating team success ahead of individual glory by playing a complete style of hockey. Fans are seeing fewer turnovers, especially from Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan who were trying to break into the zone alone instead of making a short pass to a teammate. They are also […]
Calgary Flames March Madness: Final Four A

Calgary Flames March Madness: Final Four A

We’ve got our first semifinal today! We’re in the very final stretches of our Calgary Flames March Madness Bracket today as we hit the first of our two semifinal matchups! Today we’ve the captain vs the future captain! Results from Last Time: Quarterfinal C: Dougie Hamilton vs Matthew Tkachuk (Tkachuk wins 62%-38%, will face Gaudreau in the semifinals) Quarterfinal D: Johnny Gaudreau vs Mikael Backlund (Gaudreau wins 57%-43%, will face Tkachuk in the semifinals) Today’s Matchup: Semifinal A: Mark Giordano vs Sean Monahan The Case for Giordano: Gio has been part of...
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames @ St Louis Blues

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames @ St Louis Blues

Matthew Tkachuk returns to the ice as the Flames try to hold off the St. Louis Blues. The Flames will get a boost tonight as Matthew Tkachuk returns from his 2 game suspension. Here's the rest of the Flames Projected Lines for tonight's game: FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Sam Bennett - Troy Brouwer Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Alex Chiasson DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Michael Stone Matt Bartkowski - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER Brian Elliott
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators

Micheal Ferland is back in the lineup tonight as Calgary takes on Nashville! Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan will have their linemate back tonight as Micheal Ferland returns to the Flames lineup. Chad Johnson will also get the start between the pipes giving Brian Elliott a well deserved night off. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Sam Bennett - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Matt Stajan - Troy Brouwer Lance Bouma - Freddie Hamilton - Alex Chiasson DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Michael Stone Matt Bartkowski - Deryk...
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames @ Washington Capitals

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames @ Washington Capitals

With Matthew Tkachuk and Micheal Ferland out, Freddie Hamilton gets the call tonight. Matthew Tkachuk's suspension and Micheal Ferland's illness have opened the door for Freddie Hamilton to get some ice time as the Flames head to DC to take on the Capitals. Here's the rest of the Flames Projected Lines: FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Alex Chiasson Sam Bennett - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Matt Stajan - Troy Brouwer Curtis Lazar - Freddie Hamilton - Lance Bouma DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Michael Stone Matt Bartkowski - Deryk...
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs LA Kings

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs LA Kings

There's some shuffling going on for tonight's game. Micheal Ferland appears to be out of the lineup with an illness. This may potentially lead to Curtis Lazar making his Flames debut. Here's the rest of the Flames Projected Lines for tonight's tilt with the Kings. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Alex Chiasson Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Matt Stajan - Troy Brouwer Curtis Lazar - Sam Bennett - Lance Bouma DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Michael Stone Matt Bartkowski - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER Brian Elliott
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars

Brian Elliott and Michael Stone are back! The Flames most successful lineup is back on the ice with the return of Brian Elliott and Michael Stone. Here's the rest of the Flames Projected Lines for tonight's game against the Stars. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Sam Bennett - Troy Brouwer Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Alex Chiasson DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Michael Stone Matt Bartkowski - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER Brian Elliott
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins

Chad Johnson gets the call tonight as Brian Elliott is out with an illness. The sickness bug has bit the Flames as Chad Johnson gets the start tonight over Brian Elliott. Matthew Tkachuk is also a game time decision as well. Here's the rest of Flames projected skaters for tonight's tilt with the Bs. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Sam Bennett - Troy Brouwer Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Alex Chiasson DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Deryk Engelland Matt Bartkowski - Dennis...
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Michael Stone is still out as the Flames go for 10 in a row. The Flames will be without Michael Stone again as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight from the Dome. Dennis Wideman will once again take Stone's spot. Buckle up. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Sam Bennett - Troy Brouwer Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Alex Chiasson DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Deryk Engelland Matt Bartkowski - Dennis Wideman GOALTENDER Brian Elliott
The Globe and Mail Mar 12, 2017

Flames’ Mikael Backlund is an overnight success story, 10 years in the making

Now a steady two-way centre with hot scoring touch, Swede had a rocky up-and-down career before making breakthough
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Mar 12, 2017

NHL-Highlights of Saturday's NHL games

March 11 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturdays NHL games. Flames 3, Jets 0 Brian Elliott stopped 31 shots for his second shutout in three nights as the Calgary Flames rattled off their ninth consecutive victory with a 3-0 decision over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik and Alex Chiasson scored for Calgary. Dougie Hamilton recorded three assists. Penguins 3, Canucks 0 Ian Cole scored in the second period and Matthew Murray stopped 27 shots as Pittsburgh extended its winning streak to five games. ...
Winnipeg Free Press Mar 11, 2017

Albertans lay a hurtin' on struggling Jets, Flames win 3-0

The struggling Winnipeg Jets proved to be no match Saturday for the red-hot Calgary Flames. Calgary scored a pair of power play goals en route to a convincing 3-0 victory at the MTS Centre. The Flames are now 10-0-1 in their past 11 games. Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik and Alex Chiasson...
Recap: Calgary Flames (3) @ Winnipeg Jets (0)

Recap: Calgary Flames (3) @ Winnipeg Jets (0)

Brian Elliott stopped all 31 shots he faced en rout to his 2nd straight shut out and the Flames have now won 9 in a row. Calgary Flames 3 Winnipeg Jets 0 The Flames rolled into Winnipeg with a chance to win their 9th straight and they did not disappoint. 1st Period The Winnipeg Jets came out flying in the opening stanza and really forced the play on the Flames, but it was Calgary who would close out the period with a lead. At 14:06 Mikael Backlund would take a feed from Dougie Hamilton and put the Flames up 1-0. The goal was Backlund’s 48th point of the season, which is a career high...
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens

7 games with the same lineup, why not 8? The Flames are winning with current lineup, so there's no surprises in tonight's projected lines. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Sam Bennett - Troy Brouwer Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Alex Chiasson DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Michael Stone Matt Bartkowski - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER Brian Elliott
Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs NY Islanders

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs NY Islanders

Status quo for the Flames today and for good reason. The Flames aren't changing their lines and for good reasons: they're winning. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Sam Bennett - Troy Brouwer Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Alex Chiasson DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Michael Stone Matt Bartkowski - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER Brian Elliott

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