10:33 AM EST, Fri March 05, 2021
Calgary Sun 3 hours ago

GILBERTSON: With Sutter’s return, pressure is on Flames’ core players

Those guys were hard-hatted. These guys might be hard-headed. Darryl Sutter, who led the Calgary Flames to within a whisker — or perhaps a pixel — of a Stanley Cup parade in 2004, is now back behind the bench at the Saddledome, tasked with squeezing more out of a talented core that has already churned through several coaches. Under their...
Matchsticks and Gasoline 4 hours ago
The Morning After Ottawa: A Whole Bunch Of Firsts Coming Your Way!

The Morning After Ottawa: A Whole Bunch Of Firsts Coming Your Way!

Photo by Derek Leung/ Dillon Dube, Josh Leivo and Brett Ritchie all notched some firsts last night. The Morning After Calgary Flames 7 - Ottawa Senators 3 Recap - NHL Standings Tidbits -Hat Man: What a night for Dillon Dube! The Flames needed some offensive output and Dube was up for the challenge. He scored his 4th, 5th and 6th goals against Ottawa, helping the Flames win 7-3 AND notching his first career hat trick in the process. -We’ve Got A First!: (Get used to that) Brett Ritchie opened the scoring for the Flames tonight and in the process scored his first goal...
Matchsticks and Gasoline 7 hours ago
Gut Feeling: Six Questions for the Fans on Darryl Sutter’s Hiring

Gut Feeling: Six Questions for the Fans on Darryl Sutter’s Hiring

What’s your feeling about the Flames newest/oldest hire? Hey folks! Wow what a night. Darryl Sutter is now the Calgary Flames head coach (again). We had joked about this a bit on social media and on our podcast, but to see the Flames push their chips all-in on a decision like this, is nothing if not reassuring that they’re finally getting off the fence. This is it, if it doesn’t work out, it’s a rebuild with house cleaning, if it works out, this team could do it. With that in mind, I wanted to ask Flames fans some questions about how they’re feeling immediately...
Matchsticks and Gasoline 7 hours ago
HOTN: Hats Off To Dillon Dube

HOTN: Hats Off To Dillon Dube

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via The Flames got a ton of offence from one of their hardest workers Thursday night. Highlight Of The Night Calgary Flames 7 - Ottawa Senators 3 The “Which Flames Will Show Up Tonight” Calgary Flames brought their good side of their Jekyll and Hyde face to the Saddledome and beat up on the Ottawa Senators 7-3 Thursday night. Front and centre in that explosion was Calgary’s hard working Dillon Dube. Dube had been struggling with lighting the lamp, but his drive and effort can never be questioned. His hard work paid off last night as he...
Calgary Sun 9 hours ago

Flames fire Geoff Ward, bring back Darryl Sutter as head coach

The Calgary Flames have fired head coach Geoff Ward. In his place, the team is bringing back Darryl Sutter as his replacement. Sutter previously coached the Flames from late 2002 until July 2006 and also acted as the team’s general manager from 2003 through 2010. In 2004, he coached the Flames to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Ward took...
Matchsticks and Gasoline 9 hours ago
Flames Relieve Geoff Ward Of Coaching Duties, Darryl Sutter Named Calgary Coach

Flames Relieve Geoff Ward Of Coaching Duties, Darryl Sutter Named Calgary Coach

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Calgary has a new coach. After a 7-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators, the Calgary Flames relieved Geoff Ward of his head coaching duties and replaced him with former Flames bench boss Darryl Sutter. More to come on this as it develops. Calgary has a press conference scheduled for 11 AM MT tomorrow morning. The #Flames have named Darryl Sutter as head coach after relieving Geoff Ward of his coaching duties. https://t.co/mLnCcViexV— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) March 5, 2021
Matchsticks and Gasoline 10 hours ago
Calgary Flames Win 7-3 at Home vs. the Ottawa Senators

Calgary Flames Win 7-3 at Home vs. the Ottawa Senators

Dillon Dube the star of the night with his first career hat trick. | Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports The Flames showed up offensively on home turf, after cutting their losses on the road. Calgary Flames 7 - Ottawa Senators 3 Preview Scoring Calgary Flames 1st: 2:22 - Ritchie (1) (Ryan, Andersson), 2:59 - Dube (4) (Tkachuk, Lindholm), 11:56 - Monahan (5) (unassisted), 19:20 - Leivo (1) (Gaudreau, Monahan) 2nd: 7:16 - Dube (5) (Tkachuk, Giordano) 3rd: 1:17 - Dube (6) (Tkachuk), 7:05 - Ryan (1) (Ritchie) Ottawa Senators 1st: 5:25 - Norris (5) (Tkachuk, Brown) 2nd: None 3rd:...
Calgary Sun 10 hours ago

Flames rebound with offensive outburst in 7-3 win over Senators

If the Calgary Flames were to flip a switch and somehow become the idealized version of themselves as a hockey team, they might look a little like they did on Thursday night. Of course, for a Flames (11-11-2) team that’s been desperately looking to find some kind of consistency, one good night against the last-place Ottawa Senators (8-17-1) only counts for so much. It’s better than the alternative, though. ...
Calgary Sun 13 hours ago

BRINGING THE HEAT: Ruzicka piling up three-pointers for Flames’ farm club

If you’re tracking the Stockton Heat score-sheets, you’ve noticed a whole lotta Rozy. Calgary Flames forward prospect Adam Ruzicka — or ‘Rozy’ to his teammates — has been on a remarkable offensive roll, stringing together a hat-trick of three-point performances at the American Hockey League level. You read that right. Three points...
Matchsticks and Gasoline 18 hours ago
Staff Predictions & Projected Lines: Derek Ryan & Oliver Kylington Are Back In The Lineup

Staff Predictions & Projected Lines: Derek Ryan & Oliver Kylington Are Back In The Lineup

Once again Geoff Ward can’t seem to stick with a lineup. We know, total shocker. Staff Predictions & Projected Lines Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators, 7 PM MT Previous Games: 2/25: Calgary Flames 1 @ Ottawa Senators 6 2/27: Calgary Flames 6 @ Ottawa Senators 3 3/1: Calgary Flames 1 @ Ottawa Senators 5 Favorite: Calgary Line: -120 O/U: 6.0 Predictions (Staff Record: 23-41) Mark: Calgary Flames 2 - Ottawa Senators 4 Bold Prediction: THE FLAMES SCORE TWO WHOLE GOALS!!! Michael: Calgary Flames 3 - Ottawa Senators (OT) Bold Prediction: David Rittich somehow gets a point. Shane:...
Matchsticks and Gasoline 20 hours ago
Analytical Analysis - G23 - Light The Torches We Charge At Dawn

Analytical Analysis - G23 - Light The Torches We Charge At Dawn

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports The “Bad” team in this series getting the easy wins really hasn’t been who Flames fans thought it was going to be One step forward, three steps back: the story of the 2021 Calgary Flames. Everything that was adjusted for and employed on Saturday afternoon was gone. No more lateral movement, no more possessive carry ins, and no more passes to the slot. The one thing that did remain the same was the defence allowing the opposition to walk across their own blueline with speed and control – which ended badly for the Flames. It’s a...
Which Flames Team Will Show Up Tonight?

Which Flames Team Will Show Up Tonight?

Photo by Matt Zambonin/Freestyle Photography/ Guessing the correct lotto numbers is easier than predicting this team. Calgary Flames @ Ottawa Senators, 7 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB TV: SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960 Calgary Flames (10-11-2, 22 pts) - Ottawa Senators (8-16-1, 17 pts) NHL Standings Which Calgary Flames team will show up tonight versus the Ottawa Senators at home? And that’s not some cop out or lazy writing, you literally have ZERO idea what Flames team will show up to the rink each and every night. They could hang six on you and look like a...
SB Nation Reacts: Do You Still Like The Outdoor Games?

SB Nation Reacts: Do You Still Like The Outdoor Games?

Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Are these games losing their luster? This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Calgary Flames fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. While Flames fans are focused in on the team, one of the biggest stories around the league came from a city that doesn’t have an NHL team at all. Last month the league had to adjust its schedule and delay the start of the second of two outdoor games played on the shores of Lake Tahoe after the...
Mavericks: Reid In The Lead!

Mavericks: Reid In The Lead!

Brodie Reid First In ECHL Scoring As KC Fights For Playoff Berth When we last checked in on the Flames’ ECHL affiliate in Kansas City, the Mavericks were only two points back of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference and they had two games in hand! Things haven’t changed a ton, except the gap to catch Tulsa is limited to one point. KC took two-of-three in a series against the Oilers in their effort to chase them down, and are still sitting on two games in hand. The Rapid City Rush are sitting in sixth place with the same 26 point mark, but they’ve got the lower...
Calgary Sun Mar 3, 2021

Markstrom, Ryan could return Thursday for Flames

‘Doc’ can’t cure all that ails the Calgary Flames. But after watching a turbulent road-trip from afar and now as he readies to return from a month-long absence due to a fractured finger, fourth-line centre Derek Ryan is determined to make an immediate impact. “I don’t think it even starts with the first game. It...

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