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Calgary Sun Dec 9, 2019

Flames’ Backlund embraces challenge of fling on the wing

DENVER — Sean Monahan had just marked a significant games-played milestone. Mikael Backlund was suddenly winging it. For these unexpected linemates, the quips — and the chemistry — seemed to come easy. “We were joking about it right away when we heard it — ‘Well, it only took them 500 games to figure it out, […]
Calgary Sun Dec 3, 2019

Flames shuffle lines at practice … but it might not mean much

Johnny Gaudreau was skating with Milan Lucic and Derk Ryan. Sean Monahan found himself on a line with Mikael Backlund and Dillon Dube. Elias Lindholm was centering a line between Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane. No, the Calgary Flames didn’t look the way they normally do when they skated at Tuesday’s practice at the Scotiabank […]
You Win, You Keep It The Same

You Win, You Keep It The Same

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports The Flames won't make any changes to their lineup tonight. The Flames finally get back to the Dome tonight to take on the Ottawa Senators. Calgary is just coming home after a four game road trip that saw them go 2-1-1 and start to play better hockey. With that in mind, Calgary will keep their lines and goaltender the same for tonight. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Andrew Mangiapane Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube Tobias Rieder - Mark Jankowski - Michael Frolik DEFENCE Mark Giordano - TJ...
Calgary Is Rolling Out The Same Personnel Tonight

Calgary Is Rolling Out The Same Personnel Tonight

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports The Flames will keep their lines as is when they play in Buffalo tonight. Projected Lines The Flames are in Buffalo tonight to take on the Sabres and according to Geoff Ward the Flames will make no changes to their lines tonight. This is the final game of a four game road trip out East for the Flames and they are currently 1-1-1 on the trek so far. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Andrew Mangiapane Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube Tobias Rieder - Mark Jankowski - Michael Frolik ...
T.J. Brodie Activated, Status For Tonight Unsure

T.J. Brodie Activated, Status For Tonight Unsure

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Brodie could play for the first time since November 13th. Good news Flames fans: T.J. Brodie is on his way back to the Flames lineup. Brodie collapsed at practice back on November 14th and hasn't played a game since. He made the trip with the Flames to Pennsylvania and could be in the lineup tonight against the Penguins. The current lines don't have him listed as they are from Saturday, but it appears Brodie could be a game time decision for the Flames. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Andrew...
Fan Poll Friday: Sit Stars, Sit. Good Boys.

Fan Poll Friday: Sit Stars, Sit. Good Boys.

Stars meet pine, pine meet stars. Fan Poll Friday We’ve already addressed the trade potential this week, so let’s put that aside for a few. It’s time to look at the next, maybe, best option for some of the Flames under-performing stars who don’t look like they care to be on the ice: a trip to the press box. Now, it’s HIGHLY doubtful that the Flames brass will scratch Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, Mikael Backlund or Mark Giordano, but why the hell not? Say they sit Gaudreau, Monahan and their five goals over the last 20 games. Say they sit Mikael Backlund and his three goals in...
Calgary Sun Nov 21, 2019

GameDay: Calgary Flames at St. Louis Blues

THURSDAY Calgary Flames (10-11-3) at St. Louis Blues (13-4-5) 6 p.m. MT, Enterprise Center, Sportsnet West/Sportsnet 960 The Fan   THE BIG MATCHUP Flames C Mikael Backlund vs. Blues C Ryan O’Reilly Ryan O’Reilly’s dominance at the faceoff dot is well documented. Heading into Wednesday’s action around the NHL, the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner […]
Dillon Dube Recalled, Quine Sent To Stockton

Dillon Dube Recalled, Quine Sent To Stockton

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The Flames made a roster move today before their game with Vegas. The Flames recalled Dillon Dube today and sent Alan Quine back to Stockton ahead of today's game against Vegas. Dube has played in 13 games with the Heat this season and has four goals and nine assists. It's not known if he will be in the Flames lineup tonight. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Sam Bennett Milan Lucic - Mark Jankowski - Tobias Rieder Dillon Dube (line TBD during...
Calgary Sun Nov 15, 2019

Game Day: Flames at Arizona

SATURDAY Calgary Flames (10-8-3) at Arizona Coyotes (11-7-2) 2 p.m. MT, Gila River Arena, Sportsnet Flames, Sportsnet 960 The Fan THE BIG MATCHUP Flames C Mikael Backlund vs. Coyotes G Darcy Kuemper Mikael Backlund has been one of the Flames most consistent forwards to start the 2019-20 campaign. The 30-year-old pivot has one goal and […]
2019-20 Calgary Flames 1⁄4 Report Cards

2019-20 Calgary Flames 1⁄4 Report Cards

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Who has impressed and who has fallen short of expectations? With the first quarter of the season done, we now have the first round of Calgary Flames Player Report Cards. Make sure you read until the end to find out who was voted as the Flames MVP to start the season as well. Which grades were too high? Who was too low? Let us know! Forwards #10 C Derek Ryan (20 GP, 3 G, 6 A, 9 Pts, +5, 4 PIM) Grade: C #11 C Mikael Backlund (20 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 8 Pts, +/- 0, 14 PIM) Grade: C+ #13 LW Johnny Gaudreau (20 GP, 5 G, 12 A, 17 Pts, -1, 6 PIM) Grade: C- #16 RW Tobias...

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