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Flames struggle to find offence in loss to Senators

OTTAWA — Mark Jankowski’s season-long dry-spell is over. Finally. Now, if only the rest of the Calgary Flames could start finding the back of the net again. The Flames sputtered into their week-long bye/all-star break with Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators, a cellar-dwelling squad that had yet to win in 2020. With that […]
Jan 17, 2020

Brady Tkachuk says brother Matthew ‘has the thickest skin I’ve ever seen’

OTTAWA — His son, he figured, was going to hear about this. “If I was a player out there and I saw my teammate’s dad doing interviews, I’d be giving it to him right now,” smiled Keith Tkachuk, retired power forward and proud father to two of the NHL’s rising stars. “That’s what I would […]
Jan 16, 2020

Rittich, Tkachuk lead Flames to shootout victory in Toronto

TORONTO — You weren’t worried, were you, that David Rittich’s rough-patch would last? It hasn’t. You weren’t worried, were you, that Matthew Tkachuk would be distracted by all of the controversy and chatter over the past few days? He wasn’t. Rittich was the Calgary Flames’ best-of-the-bunch for the second consecutive outing and Tkachuk ensured that a […]
Jan 16, 2020

David Rittich’s personality perfect for all-star spotlight

TORONTO — Behind the mask, there is a big personality. Now, thanks to his late invite to the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis, the rest of the hockey world will likely learn a little more about David Rittich, the sometimes-wacky and often-wisecracking puck-stopper for the Calgary Flames. “I think people will realize why we […]
Jan 15, 2020

Battle of Alberta banter follows Flames to Toronto

TORONTO — This is, they say, the centre of the hockey universe. In a rare twist Wednesday, however, everyone at Scotiabank Arena — home of the always-in-the-spotlight Toronto Maple Leafs — wanted to talk about the Battle of Alberta. Several days after the fact, the bad blood (and back-and-forth banter) between Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk and Edmonton’s […]
Jan 15, 2020

GameDay: Calgary Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs

Scoring certainly hasn’t been a sore spot for the Maple Leafs, who are leading the loop with 3.66 goals per outing.
Jan 15, 2020

Flames goalie David Rittich cancels Mexico vacation after All-Star invite

TORONTO — Big Save Dave’s beach vacation will have to wait. He’s headed to the 2020 NHL All-Star Game instead. Flames netminder David Rittich was announced Wednesday as an injury replacement for the Pacific Division, his first invite to the annual showcase weekend. “My wife (Nikola) is probably a little sad right now because we […]
Jan 14, 2020

Flames centre Mark Jankowski’s scoring dry spell drags on

TORONTO — This is a dubious distinction. Calgary Flames centre Mark Jankowski has logged the most appearances, the most ice time, of any NHL forward who has yet to tickle twine so far this season. That wouldn’t be such a startling stat in late October. In mid-January, though, with the all-star break fast approaching, not […]
Jan 13, 2020

Flames’ winning spree ends in shutout loss to Canadiens

MONTREAL — The Calgary Flames’ five-game winning streak? C’est fini. The Flames followed up their most emotional victory of the season with an absolute dud, lacking any sort of spark early en route to their first loss of 2020 — Monday’s 2-0 blanking from the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. “This is twice this has happened […]
Jan 13, 2020

Driving ’em crazy: Flames fan launches GoFundMe to get more Tkachuk in Edmonton; Kassian gets two games

Imagine the road rage … Mathew Tkachuk is now Public Enemy No. 1 in Oil Country. And in the aftermath of Saturday’s emotionally-charged Battle of Alberta, a Calgary Flames fan has launched a GoFundMe campaign in hopes of renting billboard space in Edmonton to feature the smiling mug of No. 19. “I brought this up […]
Jan 13, 2020

Initially undrafted, Flames forward Mangiapane hits 100-game mark

MONTREAL — A grand total of 210 teen puck-chasers had their names called at the 2014 NHL Draft. Andrew Mangiapane was not among them. Now a first-line forward for the Calgary Flames, Mangiapane squirmed in his seat at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for hours and hours but was never summoned to the stage. “That was […]
Jan 13, 2020

GameDay: Calgary Flames at Montreal Canadiens — Looking to keep up winning ways

MONDAY Calgary Flames (25-17-5) at Montreal Canadiens (19-20-7) 5 p.m. MT, Bell Centre, Sportsnet West/Sportsnet 960 The Fan   THE BIG MATCHUP Flames C Elias Lindholm vs. Canadiens G Carey Price Lindholm has made life miserable for a lot of masked men this season. The 25-year-old Swede — now operating as the Flames’ first-line centre — […]
Jan 12, 2020

Pacific Division standings make it fun for Flames

Some National Hockey League players, truly, do not know what day it is until they look at their team-delivered itineraries. Others most definitely know what day it is and who they are playing, who is their leading scorer, what type of powerplay formation they use, how they’ve been playing, where the opposition sits in the […]
Jan 12, 2020

Oilers’ Kassian could face discipline after skirmish with Flames’ Tkachuk

The NHL wants a word with Zack Kassian. Based on his post-game comments after Saturday’s emotionally-charged instalment of the Battle of Alberta, the Edmonton Oilers tough guy won’t be in an apologetic mood. Kassian will have a hearing Monday with league disciplinarians, hardly a surprise after he thumped Matthew Tkachuk with several punches in response […]
Jan 12, 2020

Flames prevail in see-saw Battle of Alberta

The stakes were high. Really high. And the storylines? Endless. A duel to see who’d claim first in the Pacific Division, the latest Battle of Alberta bragging rights, both clubs trying to maintain their winning streaks, evenly matched clubs, former players playing their former teams — all of it. It lived up to the billing, […]