2:05 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2019
7 hours ago

GAME DAY: Buffalo Sabres at Calgary Flames

Buffalo Sabres (23-17-6) at Calgary Flames (30-13-4) 7:30 p.m. MT, Scotiabank Saddledome TV: SN360, SN1 Radio: Sportsnet Fan 960 THE BIG MATCHUP Flames LW Johnny Gaudreau vs. Sabres C Jack Eichel There might not be anyone hotter in the NHL right now than Johnny Gaudreau. The 25-year-old has put up points in each of his […]
19 hours ago

Mangiapane looks past first NHL point, wants to be an everyday NHLer

Playing it cool, trying to pretend that he’d been there before, Andrew Mangiapane downplayed the attention he garnered from scoring his first National Hockey League point on Sunday. A few text messages from friends and family. The in-house man-of-the-match Calgary Police Service cowboy hat. The puck that touched his stick, then Derek Ryan’s, then Mark […]
Jan 15, 2019

Peters isn’t afraid of switching things up

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned about Bill Peters in his first season as head coach of the Calgary Flames is that if things aren’t going well, the head coach isn’t afraid to switch things up. No one would claim this 2018-19 edition is perfect. But at 30-13-4, riding a five-game win streak, and […]
Jan 14, 2019

Flames racking up wins but can’t shake Sharks, Golden Knights

The Calgary Flames have rolled to an 8-1-1 record since their holiday break. That’s tied for tops in the NHL over a 10-game stretch. That’s the sort of scorcher that should create a bit of separation in the standings. Except that two other Pacific Division outfits have essentially been providing a shadow, setting that same […]
Jan 14, 2019

Flames captain Mark Giordano leads NHL’s weekly honourees

What a way to mark a milestone. With a win. With a monster stat-line. With a nod as the NHL’s first star of the week. Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano achieved all of the above, ensuring his 800th career game was a night to remember with two goals, one helper and a plus-5 rating in […]
Jan 14, 2019

Flames make it look easy in win over Coyotes

What’s the opposite of winning ugly? Whatever you call it, this was it. After stringing together several victories without their best stuff, the Calgary Flames proved Sunday that they were listening to those warnings from their head coach, delivering a much more complete effort in a 7-1 rout of the Arizona Coyotes at the Saddledome. […]
Jan 12, 2019

GameDay: Coyotes at Flames — 5 storylines

SUNDAY Calgary Flames (29-13-4) vs. Arizona Coyotes (19-21-3*) 7:30 p.m. MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Sportsnet One/Sportsnet 960 The Fan *Prior to Friday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers THE BIG MATCHUP Flames G Mike Smith vs. Coyotes C Jordan Weal The Flames are starting netminder Mike Smith and giving David Rittich a rest which is setting up […]
Jan 12, 2019

Noah Hanifin learning from mistakes as everyday man on Flames blueline

Later this month, Noah Hanifin will turn 22. It’s hard to believe that the Calgary Flames defender is one of the youngest blueliners in the National Hockey League that is playing a regular everyday role at the world’s highest level. Yet Hanifin has 285 games under his belt and is 46 games into his fourth […]
Jan 12, 2019

Flames get taste of minor hockey week fever

It’s the kickoff weekend of Esso Minor Hockey Week, and the Calgary Flames saw evidence of the annual hockeyfest first-hand. The National Hockey League club skated on Saturday at WinSport Arena because of the National Lacrosse League’s Calgary Roughnecks which moved into the Scotiabank Saddledome for the evening. Minor hockey players lined the boards as […]
Jan 12, 2019

Frolik propels Flames to win over Panthers

Michael Frolik started Friday’s game on the Calgary Flames’ fourth line, away from his usual linemates Matthew Tkachuk and Mikael Backlund, ice time hovering around the two-minute mark. That lasted a period. Because as soon as head coach Bill Peters promoted the 30-year-old for the start of the second period — and reunited the 3M […]
Jan 11, 2019

Flames’ Giordano snubbed on fan voting for All-Star Game

Mark Giordano has never needed validation of his capabilities at the National Hockey League level. So, when it was officially ruled out on Friday that the 35-year-old Calgary Flames captain would not be attending the 2019 NHL All-Star festivities in San Jose at the end of the month, his reaction was predictable. “Honestly, I’ll take […]
Jan 10, 2019

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother: Tkachuk shows appreciation for Rittich

It’s a love story, really. A ‘Brotherly-love,’ ‘I-got-you-man,’ ‘You’re awesome,’ ‘Thanks for being you,’ kind of tale that happens between teammates. And on a team that happens to be winning (a lot) in part thanks to some phenomenal performances from a good-natured goalie who is proving to be a dressing-room favourite. So, yeah, showing your […]
Jan 10, 2019

Game Day: Flames vs. Panthers

Florida Panthers (17-17-8) at Calgary Flames (28-13-4) Friday, 7 p.m. MT, Scotiabank Saddledome TV: Sportsnet West; Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan   THE BIG MATCHUP Flames D Oliver Kylington vs. Panthers RW Troy Brouwer Brouwer returns to the Scotiabank Saddledome for the first time since his contract was bought out by the Flames in the summer. […]
Jan 10, 2019

Flames make it count against Avs

Wednesday’s game was all about the top lines. The Calgary Flames’ big three (Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm) versus the big three from the Colorado Avalanche (Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen). “If you ask us, we’re going to say our (first) line (is better),” Mark Giordano had been saying in the […]
Jan 8, 2019

Game Day: Avalanche at Flames

COLORADO AVALANCHE (20-15-8) at CALGARY FLAMES (27-13-4) 7:30 p.m., Scotiabank Saddledome TV: Sportsnet West; Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan   THE BIG MATCHUP Flames Big Three vs. Avs Big Three This clash of the titans definitely will be worth watching. It also will add fuel to the debate over which trio is, indeed, the best […]