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The Tinderbox, EP. 61: The Flames Are Winning! (And Some Other Stuff)

The Tinderbox, EP. 61: The Flames Are Winning! (And Some Other Stuff)

We’re breaking down the Flames road trip success and more on this episode of The Tinderbox. The Tinderbox It’s time for another episode of Matchsticks & Gasoline’s The Tinderbox! The Flames have been crushing it on their current 4 game road trip so we’ve got lots to talk about in regards to that and we will address what it going on with the Chicago Blackhawks in this episode as well. As always you can download our podcasts on Spotify, Google Podcast and iTunes. Episode 61: Hosted by Mark, Michael and Maddie -The Flames road trip -Andrew Mangiapane play and...
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Traci’s Ten Takes, A Lot To Look Forward To

Traci’s Ten Takes, A Lot To Look Forward To

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports The potential on this team could make for some good hockey this year. The pre-season has ended and the regular season has started. Throughout the first few games of the regular season, I have some thoughts. 1. It’s quite clear to me now that the Flames were preparing Rasmus Andersson to take over the hole that was left in the defence by the departure of Mark Giordano. And Andersson has stepped up. He pushes the boundaries of defense, he steps up for his teammates, and he sacrifices himself in front of his goalie. He’s young, strong,...
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NHL Pacific Division Power Rankings: Week 3

NHL Pacific Division Power Rankings: Week 3

Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Some big moves after this week’s games Another week has gone by in the NHL and we have updated our weekly Pacific Division Power Rankings. Among this week’s changes is two teams jumping up three spots while others fall back. Edmonton maintains their first place ranking for the time being and will have their undefeated season on the line three times this week. Here are the rankings for Week 3! 1. Edmonton Oilers (5-0-0, 2-0-0, Last Week: #1) Results: EDM 5 at ARI 1, EDM 5 at VGK 3 Schedule: 10/27 vs PHI, 10/30 at VAN, 11/01 vs...
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The Morning After New Jersey: Johnny Gaudreau Is On Pace

The Morning After New Jersey: Johnny Gaudreau Is On Pace

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via The talented winger has started out just like he did last season. The Morning After Calgary Flames 5 - NJ Devils 3 NHL Standings - Recap Tidbits -Streaking Flames: The Flames won their 4th straight game last night with a 5-3 victory over the NJ Devils. The four game streak marks the first time they’ve won that many in a row in two seasons. -He’s Hot: Andrew Mangiapane had two markers last night, giving him seven on the season and tying with Elias Lindholm for the team lead. His best goal total as a pro is 18 in 2020-21, so it’s...
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HOTN: Andrew Mangiapane Undresses Scott Wedgewood

HOTN: Andrew Mangiapane Undresses Scott Wedgewood

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The poor NJ goalie’s first shot faced was a streaking Andrew Mangiapane. Highlight Of The Night Calgary Flames 5 - NJ Devils 3 Listen, Andrew Mangiapane is good, so be prepared for him to be the HOTN many times this season. And let’s be honest: I don’t think anyone has a problem with that. Mangiapane deposited two more goals in the back on an NHL net tonight and both of them were worthy of being in this spot, but his second goal was a thing of beauty. He was positioned perfectly. Patient with the puck. Waited out Devils goalie Scott...
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Flames Ride Four Goal First Period to Victory in New Jersey

Flames Ride Four Goal First Period to Victory in New Jersey

Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Calgary led 4-0 after the opening frame Calgary Flames 5 - New Jersey Devils 3 Preview 1st Period: CGY - Lucic (1) (Gudbranson, Kylington) - 6:35 CGY - Mangiapane (6) - 10:08 CGY - Lindholm (7) (Andersson, Gaudreau) - 12:10 PP CGY - Mangiapane (7) (Dube) - 12:56 2nd Period: NJ - Zacha (3) - 7:01 3rd Period: CGY - Tkachuk (1) (Monahan) - 11:18 PP NJ - Mercer (2) (Johnsson, Hamilton) - 11:51 NJ - Zacha (2) (4) (Mercer, Hamilton) - 16:59 PP Recap For the first time since January 2 to January 11th 2020, the Calgary Flames have a four...
Oct 26, 2021
Heat Wave: Week 2

Heat Wave: Week 2

Stockton Heat Stockton prove they can win many ways Record: 3-0-1 (.875, 2nd Pacific, 2nd West) After a successful opening weekend at home against the Tucson Roadrunners, the Stockton Heat found themselves on the road for back-to-back games against fellow Californian teams the San Diego Gulls and Bakersfield Condors. Goaltender Adam Werner made his Heat debut on Friday after a late camp assignment and some administrative delays. His team gave him a very solid outing to get his feet wet, as he only permeated two goals in a 6-2 blowout of the Gulls. Justin Kirkland...
Oct 26, 2021
Calgary Takes Their Winning Streak To NJ For A Date With The Devils

Calgary Takes Their Winning Streak To NJ For A Date With The Devils

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Newark NJ has been a hot spot for the Flames recently and that’s not something anyone usually says about Newark. Calgary Flames @ NJ Devils, 5 PM MT, Prudential Center, Newark NJ Calgary Flames 3-1-1 (7 pts) - NJ Devils 3-1-0 (6 pts) TV: SN1 - Radio: Sportsnet 960 Odds: Calgary Flames (-115) - NJ Devils (-105), O/U: 6 The Flames and their three game winning streak will leave NYC and head south on the turnpike to pay the NJ Devils a visit Tuesday night. Calgary has embarked on a five game road trip and they’ve won three of the first five and...
Oct 26, 2021
The Morning After New York: Calgary Runs Over Rangers & Adam Fox

The Morning After New York: Calgary Runs Over Rangers & Adam Fox

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ It wasn’t a great night for the Flames former prospect. The Morning After Calgary Flames 5 - NY Rangers 1 NHL Standings - Recap Tidbits -499 & Counting: Mikael Backlund had a two point night thanks to a gorgeous goal and an assist on Blake Coleman’s tally. Those two points have him on the verge of reaching the 500 point barrier with being only one away at 499. -We’ve Got A First: Tyler Pitlick picked up his first point as a member of the Calgary Flames last night. He had the primary assist on Blake Coleman’s goal in the third period...
Oct 25, 2021
Mangiapane, Markstrom Lead Flames to 5-1 Win at MSG

Mangiapane, Markstrom Lead Flames to 5-1 Win at MSG

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via The Flames played a stellar road game Calgary Flames 5 at New York Rangers 1 Preview 1st Period: CGY - Tanev (1) (Gaudreau, Lindholm) 18:50 2nd Period: CGY - Mangiapane (4) 2:09 3rd Period: NYR - Hunt (1) (Trouba, Miller) 5:25 CGY - Coleman (2) (Backlund, Pitlick) 8:13 CGY - Backlund (1) (Coleman, Hanifin) 11:32 CGY - Mangiapane (5) (Andersson, Dube) 19:55 PPG Recap The Calgary Flames are going streaking! The Flames went into Madison Square Garden on Monday night and ran the entire road game playbook and emerged with a well-earned...
Oct 25, 2021
HOTN: Mikael Backlund With Some Smooth Skating & Shooting

HOTN: Mikael Backlund With Some Smooth Skating & Shooting

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Flames centre got his first of the season and it was pretty. Highlight Of The Night Calgary Flames 5 - NY Rangers 1 There were lots of choices for the HOTN, but we’re handing it out to someone who got his first marker of the season and that’s Mikael Backlund. Backlund scored a beauty of a goal in the third to give the Flames a 4-1 lead. It started with great passing from Noah Hanifin and then Blake Coleman was able to hit a streaking Backlund. The Flames centre took his time and made a fantastic move to freeze Igor Shesterkin, firing a...
Oct 25, 2021
Projected Lines: No Need To Mix Up The Defence When It’s Working

Projected Lines: No Need To Mix Up The Defence When It’s Working

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Oliver Kylington draws in again tonight after a great performance on Saturday. Projected Lines Calgary Flames @ NY Rangers, 5 PM MT Look at you Oliver Kylington! Once relegated to the dog house for who knows what reasons by many a coach, the Swedish blue liner has earned his shot and he’s getting it. Despite some tough love from Darryl Sutter, Kylington is getting ice time and he’s now paired with Chris Tanev and the results have been very solid. Nikita Zadorov started the season in Kylington’s place and it was a disaster to say the...
Oct 25, 2021
Calgary Looks To Extend It’s Win Streak To Three In The Big Apple

Calgary Looks To Extend It’s Win Streak To Three In The Big Apple

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports The Flames haven’t had much luck in NYC recently. Calgary Flames @ NY Rangers, 5 PM MT, Madison Square Garden, New York City Calgary Flames 2-2-1 (5 pts) - NY Rangers 4-1-1 (9 pts) TV: SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960 Odds: Calgary- +100, NY- -120, O/U- 5.5 After a rough start to their 2021-22 campaign the Calgary Flames can win their third in a row with a victory over the NY Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Flames are three games into a five game road trip that has seen them easily handle the Detroit Red Wings and earn a tough...
Oct 23, 2021
Calgary Flames with a 4-3 Victory over the Washington Capitals in OT

Calgary Flames with a 4-3 Victory over the Washington Capitals in OT

Photo by John McCreary/NHLI via Elias Lindholm leads the Flames to their second win with a hat trick! Calgary Flames 4 - Washington Capitals 3 Preview Complete Stats Recap The Calgary Flames coming in hot in an afternoon matchup in Washington against the Capitals. Andrew Mangiapane first to strike for the Flames, able to flip the puck up and over Capitals starting goaltender Vitek Vanecek for the power-play goal. Up 'n over Andrew Mangiapane pots home the rebound for the @NHLFlames. pic.twitter.com/Sn5upI4jJd— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 23, 2021 Elias...
Oct 23, 2021
Preview (4/82): Mr. Sutter Goes to Washington

Preview (4/82): Mr. Sutter Goes to Washington

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Capitals host the Flames in a matinee Calgary Flames at Washington Capitals, 11:00 AM MT Capital One Arena, Washington D.C. TV: SN West, NHL Network Radio: SN 960 Odds: Washington -118, O/U = 6.0 The Calgary Flames will continue their Eastern Conference road trip with their second of five games on the trip on Saturday morning against the Washington Capitals. This will be the only morning start time of the season for the Flames with a 11:00 AM puck drop MT. Shoutout to the European Flames fans who will be available to watch the game at...