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Matchsticks and Gasoline 2 hours ago
Traci’s 10 Takes - April 2021

Traci’s 10 Takes - April 2021

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports Trade deadline, the future of Mark Giordano, and Lucic’s milestone It’s time to unpack everything that’s happened in the past month. There’s just so much to say about the trade deadline, player’s being forced to defend themselves in the era of new-school hockey, and the idea of tanking for draft picks. So, let’s dive right in. 1. JOHNNY GAUDREAU When Connor McDavid threw an elbow at Jesperi Kotkaniemi during the Edmonton-Montreal game, I think most people were a little shocked that a superstar player would be so seemingly...
Calgary Sun 22 hours ago

GILBERTSON: Who can be counted on before Flames are counted out?

This sequence started exactly the way you’d want — one of your top talents with the puck on his stick. Matthew Tkachuk, in this case, was determined to be the difference-maker for the Calgary Flames, trailing by one in the late stages of another game they couldn’t afford to lose. As Tkachuk chugged through his own end with a full head of steam, goalie Jacob Markstrom began his bee-line to the bench for...
Calgary Sun Apr 20, 2021

Flames need to sweep Habs to keep dim playoff hopes alive

In any other season, the Calgary Flames’ obituary would have been written a long time ago. You can find references in media reports to do-or-die, win-or-go-home, loser-leaves-town games going back to mid-February. There are 11 games left on the schedule and the Flames are sitting six points out of a playoff spot behind a Montreal Canadiens team that has two games in hand. Let’s be real: That’s bleak. ...
The Morning After Ottawa: Two Of The Flames Best Were On Display Last Night

The Morning After Ottawa: Two Of The Flames Best Were On Display Last Night

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm continued their solid play last night. The Morning After Calgary Flames 2 - Ottawa Senators 4 Recap - NHL Standings Tidbits -Super Hot: Elias Lindholm scored the Flames first goal last night, giving him four goals in his last 5 games. He’s also had a point in six straight and eight of his last eleven. -Missed Opportunity: The Flames loss last night was costly as the Canadiens were handed a 4-1 loss by the Edmonton Oilers. Calgary didn’t lose any ground, but they could have climbed within four points...
HOTN: Elias Lindholm Continues To Show Up

HOTN: Elias Lindholm Continues To Show Up

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports It’s Elias or bust lately and last night was no exception. Highlight Of The Night Calgary Flames 2 - Ottawa Senators 4 Well, if there’s one thing you can count on lately with the Flames it’s been the play of Elias Lindholm. While the Flames appear to be getting ready to shut it down for the season, Lindholm has been showing up every night and carrying this Flames team. Lindholm would collect the Flames first marker of the night off a nice feed from Johnny Gaudreau. He would initially be stopped by Matt Murray, but Elias would...