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Flames Mixing The Bottom Six Up A Touch

Flames Mixing The Bottom Six Up A Touch

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Sam Bennett to anchor the 4th line tonight. In an effort to potentially spark a very lackluster Flames group, Bill Peters is moving and shuffling some players through the lineup. After being a healthy scratch on Sunday, Mark Jankowski will make his return to the lineup and Sam Bennett finds himself relegated to 4th line duty for tonight's contest. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Andrew Mangiapane Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Austin Czarnik DEFENCE Mark...
Calgary Sun Oct 14, 2019

Fatherhood brings new perspective for Flames centre Mikael Backlund

The plan is that Tillie Backlund will be attending her first game Tuesday. Although at five months and change, the final buzzer will likely be long past bedtime. “She’ll probably be there for warmups and the first period,” grinned her father, Flames alternate captain Mikael Backlund. “And then we’ll see how she does from there.” […]
Andrew Mangiapane & Rasmus Andersson Are Rewarded For Their Play

Andrew Mangiapane & Rasmus Andersson Are Rewarded For Their Play

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Michael Frolik and T.J. Brodie may well be looking at their permanent replacements. As the Flames take to the ice in Dallas tonight they will have a slightly different look their lines. Both Andrew Mangiapane and Rasmus Andersson will be rewarded for their play by moving up in the lineup. Mangiapane will replace Michael Frolik on the 2nd line, whereas Andersson will be paired up top with Mark Giordano. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Andrew Mangiapane Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Sam Bennett Tobias...
Michael Frolik Demoted For Tonight’s Game Against LA

Michael Frolik Demoted For Tonight’s Game Against LA

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via To the 4th line you go Mr. Frolik. Projected Lines In the biggest non-surprise ever the Flames have sent Michael Frolik down to the 4th line for tonight’s contest against the Kings. Frolik is in a weird spot as the Flames should have and maybe even were trying to deal him over the summer and now it’s like he’s playing out the string with no end in sight. Sam Bennett will get the call to take his spot alongside Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk. If Bennett remotely produces the famed 3M Line should be permanently put down and the Flames should...
Who should be the Flames 2nd Line RW?

Who should be the Flames 2nd Line RW?

Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Calgary has done some experimenting early in 2019-20 When the Flames brought in James Neal and Elias Lindholm in the summer of 2018, it looked like they would slot in very well alongside the previous duos of Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, and Matthew Tkachuk and Mikael Backlund. One of those happened with Lindholm sliding in on the top line, however Neal never did work out, and now Calgary is still somewhat searching for one more consistent top six forward on the second line. For most of the last couple years that other winger has been...
Tobias Rieder Makes His Regular Season Debut

Tobias Rieder Makes His Regular Season Debut

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports No Austin Czarnik after he took two big hits in the Flames loss to the Avalanche. The Flames will make one minor change tonight as the Canucks come to town. Austin Czarnik is not in the lineup after taking a hit and leaving Thursday night's game and not returning. In his place Tobias Rieder will make his Flames regular season debut. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Sam Bennett Andrew Mangiapane - Mark Jankowski - Tobias Rieder DEFENCE Mark Giordano - TJ...
Calgary Sun Sep 27, 2019

Flames prepped for final tuneup before 2019-20 regular season

The tweaking is almost over. Saturday’s Calgary Flames lineup against the Edmonton Oilers will be as close as it gets to the regular season roster. Matthew Tkachuk is back and skating with the other two ‘M’s of the 3M line (Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik). David Rittich will start in net. After conversations of potentially […]
Sportsnet.ca Sep 25, 2019
Tkachuk’s goal was to be back with Flames for start of season

Tkachuk’s goal was to be back with Flames for start of season

Matthew Tkachuk talks about his new contract with the Flames, being prepare for the new season and social media. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Calgary Sun Sep 25, 2019

Peters ready to slot Tkachuk back on the second line, first power-play unit

Now that Matthew Tkachuk is signed, sealed, and in a Calgary Flames jersey for the next three years, Bill Peters can solidify his lineup for the upcoming season. The Calgary Flames head coach immediately clarified where the 21-year-old left winger would be slotting in: exactly where he left off last season, playing with Mikael Backlund […]

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