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Flames’ Frolik Responds Strong

The Calgary Flames will be looking to continue their winning ways tonight when they play host to the Arizona Coyotes and attempt to maintain the positive momentum of what’s been a successful homestand so far. The Flames, led by veteran forward Michael Frolik, once again displayed their flare for third-period dramatics in their latest contest by rallying to earn a 4-3 victory against the Florida Panthers. Frolik being a driving force in the team’s fourth straight win seemed an unlikely develop...
Tags: Sport, Czech Republic, San Jose, Hockey, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Calgary, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Pacific Division, NHL All Star Game, Matthew Tkachuk, Vancouver Canucks, Peters, Colorado Avalanche, Arizona Coyotes

Flames Come From Behind to Burn Panthers

CALGARY — Michael Frolik had a goal and two assists to lead the red-hot Calgary Flames to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Frolik has eight points (four goals, four assists) in seven games since coach Bill Peters made the veteran a healthy scratch on Dec. 29. Mark Giordano, Sean Monahan, into an empty net, and Matthew Tkachuk also scored for Calgary (29-13-4). The Western Conference-leading Flames have won four games in a row and improve to 7-1-1 in their last ni...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Florida Panthers, Flames, Matthew Tkachuk, Winnipeg, Bill Peters, Hoffman, Panthers, Tkachuk, Roberto Luongo

Frolik rallies streaking Flames to 4-3 win over Panthers

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Frolik had a goal and two assists to lead the streaking Calgary Flames to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Frolik has eight points (four goals, four assists) in seven games since coach Bill Peters made the veteran a healthy scratch on Dec. 29. Mark […]
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Offseason NHL Coaching Moves Paying Dividends

It wasn’t the 15-hour flight to China for training camp that had general manager Brad Treliving’s head spinning. It was the pace of Bill Peters’ first practice as coach of the Calgary Flames. “I was tired watching it,” Treliving said. Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Peters has lost no time in helping the Flames improve and reach first place in the Pacific Division during his first season. In fact, the six teams that hired a new coach over the summer are a...
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These Dominant Flames Are Here to Stay

Several weeks ago, as the holiday season was entering its peak, the Calgary Flames went into Christmas break with questions lingering about their NHL elite status. Though they have been doing well leading up to the holidays, their performance in the final three games left much to be desired. Now that the break is over, however, and the Flames have returned to action stronger than ever, there is no longer any question. This 2018-19 Flames squad is the real deal, their stellar performance is...
Tags: Sport, Nashville, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Calgary, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets, Bill Peters, Travis Hamonic, Western Conference

Jets, Capitals, Lightning, Flames coaches in ASG

Winnipeg's Paul Maurice, Washington's Todd Reirden, Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper and Calgary's Bill Peters have all been named coaches for the All-Star Game.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Winnipeg, Jon Cooper, Bill Peters, ASG, Paul Maurice Washington, Todd Reirden Tampa Bay

Top 6 Flames Comebacks at Midpoint of Season

While it was far from being a complete 60-minute team effort in Motown, it only seemed appropriate for the Calgary Flames to wrap up the first half of their 2018-19 regular season schedule with a come-from-behind triumph against the struggling Detroit Red Wings. After a lethargic start in which the Flames fell behind 2-0 after the opening 20 minutes, they rallied yet again to secure a 5-3 victory. The comeback was sparked by a brilliant four-point performance from Johnny Gaudreau as they i...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Sport, Chicago, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Pacific, Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, Chicago Blackhawks, Mike Smith, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Flames, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s rumor rundown, we look at the Oilers trades and the rumors about what might be coming next in Edmonton. Is Calgary trying to push one of their most versatile forwards out of town? And, could major changes be coming to the Maple Leafs if they choose to move William Nylander to the center position? Oilers Looking for Help on the Wing Sportsnet’s Mark Spector was all over the trade news for the Oilers on Sunday. He also reported that GM Peter Chiarelli put Ryan Spooner out there in tra...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, Chucky, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Sharks, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Walsh, Edmonton Oilers, Perry Nelson, Oilers

Michael Frolik Caught In The Middle

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet, There shouldn’t have been a 14-person scrum around Michael Frolik Monday morning.... However, Frolik became a talking point because of a tweet out of left field (California actually) from Frolik’s agent, Allan Walsh, making a dubious suggestion Flames coach Bill Peters has it in for his client. “Many people in Calgary have been reaching out asking why Michael Frolik is a healthy scratch,” Walsh tweeted on Sunday, after Frolik sat out Saturday’s over...
Tags: California, Sport, Calgary, Walsh, Bill Peters, Michael Frolik, Allan Walsh, Frolik, Eric Francis

The Calgary Flames Scored Two Short-Handed Goals But Lost To The Vancouver Canucks In OT

from Wes Gilbertson at the Calgary Sun, Penalty problems? The opposite, actually. The Calgary Flames notched a pair of short-handed goals Saturday, surging into the league lead for damage done in an outnumbered situation. Trouble is, the Saddledome hosts couldn’t score in any other scenario in what turned out to be a 3-2 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks. “We’re more concerned with killing the penalty when we’re on the penalty kill,” Flames head coach Bill Peters had ...
Tags: Sport, Calgary Flames, Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Bill Peters, Travis Hamonic, Alex Edler, Mark Jankowski, Brock Boeser, Wes Gilbertson, Calgary Sun Penalty

Rittich Emerging as One of Flames’ Brightest Stars

The breakout campaign for David Rittich shows no signs of slowing as the talented 26-year-old has not only entrenched himself as the top goaltending option for the Calgary Flames, but also as one of their most valuable commodities. He was masterful in a 35-save performance against the Winnipeg Jets as the Flames ended a rare three-game losing skid with a 4-1 road victory. While a hat trick from Flames sniper Johnny Gaudreau spearheaded the attack in their latest triumph, it was the outstandin...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Dave, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Pacific, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, Mike Smith, Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Winnipeg Jets, Bill Peters, Johnny Gaudreau

3 Fixes the Flames Need to Become Cup Contenders

The emergence of the Calgary Flames as a top team has been one of the major stories of first half of the 2018-19 National Hockey League season. After missing the playoffs in 2017-18, the Flames are well-positioned to return to the post-season. Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) But as the saying goes, there’s no point of just making the playoffs unless a team can make some noise once they’re in. The Flames are an impressive but imperfect hockey club. Here are th...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Calgary, National Hockey League, Mike Smith, Flames, Sam Bennett, Bill Peters, Johnny Gaudreau, Tkachuk, Ga, Lindholm

Flames Looming Questions as Holiday Break Ends

Are the “surging” Calgary Flames still surging? What do we make of their three-game slide going in to the Christmas break? Was it just a fluke? Is it all over? Was it all too good to be true? These are not fun questions to ask, but they must be asked nonetheless. Many will probably say that the questions posed above are overly hyperbolic, an overreaction, and way too soon to call. Hopefully they are right. After all, there are plenty of games left to play in this 2018-19 National Hockey Le...
Tags: Sport, Dallas, Hockey, NHL, Nickelback, Smith, St Louis, Calgary Flames, Calgary, National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay, Peters, Sam Bennett, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets

Flames Recent Slide: Trend or Just a Red Flag?

The Christmas break couldn’t come at a better time for the Calgary Flames. The team leads the Pacific Division with 47 points. They have lost three straight games, though. It’s their second three-game losing skid of the season. Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to the St. Louis Blues might serve as a wake up call for a common topic in recent memory: lack of secondary scoring. “We Can’t Just Rely on That Top Line” Correct. This sentence was heard many times during the 2017-18 campaign. The Flames mis...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Blues, Dallas, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Dallas Stars, Mike Smith, Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Pacific Division, Matthew Tkachuk, Sergei Belski

3 Reasons the Flames Could Be Cup Contenders

Heading into the National Hockey League’s annual holiday break, the Calgary Flames are in an unfamiliar position: first place. The Flames lead the Pacific Division at Christmas, and are among the top teams in the Western Conference. Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau is the team’s offensive leader. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Given that the Flames struggled frequently last season and missed the playoffs by 11 points, their success this season has turned a few heads around the hockey w...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Pacific, Alberta, National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, Matthew Tkachuk, Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks, Sergei Belski, Pittsburgh Penguins, Gaudreau

Flames Providing Home Faithful With Plenty to Cheer About

While the Calgary Flames were on the short end of a 5-4 shootout decision against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Dec. 20 to begin their final home stand before the Christmas break, you couldn’t help but think that fans leaving the Scotiabank Saddledome were far more exhilarated than disappointed by what they saw. After all, the sellout crowd of 19,289 had just witnessed one of the most entertaining games of the 2018-19 season between two red-hot clubs and fellow divisional leaders. The heavyweigh...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Scotiabank, Matthew Tkachuk, Colorado Avalanche, Sam Bennett, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, Bill Peters, Elias Lindholm, Louis Domingue

Elias Lindholm: the Flames’ Secret Weapon

When the Calgary Flames made their blockbuster trade with the Carolina Hurricanes at the 2018 NHL Draft, the thought was the deal would be important for both clubs. For the Flames, the notion was that Noah Hanifin would probably be the biggest piece right away given his youth and promise. Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports) However, forward Elias Lindholm has very quickly and quietly become one of the most important pieces in the Flames’ arsenal. A skill...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Ottawa, Carolina Hurricanes, Mike Cammalleri, Gaudreau, Bill Peters, Elias Lindholm, Johnny Gaudreau, Swedish Hockey League, Sean Monahan, Lindholm

NHL Notebook: Attacking Defencemen Push NHL’s Offensive Surge

Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano remembers a time not that long ago when playing the position was more about giving ground than taking it. He might try holding the blue line on a clearing attempt in the offensive zone, but otherwise the idea was usually to retreat and regroup. Not anymore. Not in today’s NHL. “This is the most active I’ve ever seen defencemen in the league in my career,” Calgary’s 35-year-old captain said. “Every team is so well-coached that there’s really nothing off the...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Sport, Associated Press, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, St Louis, Calgary Flames, Hall of Fame, Calgary, Commentary, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers

Flames’ Coach Peters Balances Toughness & Motivation

There are numerous explanations for the Calgary Flames’ dominance in the early half of the 2018-19 campaign. Credit can be divided and allocated among the Flames’ solidified goaltending, tightened defence, or surging offence. However, there is one pivotal component that binds all of these playing aspects together: leadership, personified by the coaching staff under the direction of head coach Bill Peters. In this hallmark 2018-19 NHL season, we’ll examine certain aspects of his coaching st...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Peters, Arizona Coyotes, St Louis Blues, Avs, Winnipeg Jets, Gaudreau

Flames’ Giordano Proving Worth as One of NHL’s Finest

The Calgary Flames continue to be one of the league’s hottest teams and a familiar figure is playing a vital role when it comes to their tremendous success so far this season. For the past several campaigns, the Flames’ blueline has been spearheaded by the steady presence of veteran warhorse Mark Giordano, and just like a fine wine, the captain appears to be getting better with age. Giordano has taken his already impressive all-around game to another level this season and is finally starti...
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Embarrassing Home Loss Sparked Flames Charge to Top

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames bounced from humiliation into first place in their division in a few short weeks. Since an embarrassing 9-1 loss at home Oct. 25 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Flames have gone 15-5-2. A 32-point haul in that span is second only to the Tampa Bay Lightning (36). Giving up eight unanswered goals and getting booed at Scotiabank Saddledome is arguably the best thing that happened to the Flames in the first third of this season. Calgary Flames’ Alan Quine and Rasmus And...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Top, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Smith, St Louis, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh, Mike Smith, Don, Pacific Division

Best in the West: What the Calgary Flames Are Doing Right

The Calgary Flames are off to a stellar start in this 2018-19 National Hockey League regular season. With a commanding 19-10-2 record, the Flames currently sit atop the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. The momentum does not seem to be slowing down, either, as can be seen by the 3-1 record last week, which included a momentous 9-6 thrashing of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Dec. 4. Calgary Flames’ Elias Lindholm (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) With how well the Flames are doing, it...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Pacific, Calgary, Edmonton, National Hockey League, Clinton, Toronto Maple Leafs, Matthew Tkachuk, Peters, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dougie Hamilton

Predators Prowl: Struggles in the Pacific Northwest

The Predators may have had a light week in terms of games played since last Tuesday, but their two games were anything but easy matchups. They embarked on a brief, two-game road trip through the Pacific Northwest with games against the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames and lost both. They lost their game against the Canucks 5-3 after they went down 2-0 in the first period and 4-1 after the second. Goals from Ryan Hartman, Colton Sissons, and Matt Irwin made the game close, but a Canucks power...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Czech Republic, Nashville, Vancouver, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Pacific Northwest, Calgary, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, New Jersey Devils, Blackhawks

It’s Been Almost 26 Years Since The Calgary Flames Sat At The Top Of The Western Conference

from Kristen Anderson of the Calgary Herald, The Calgary Flames wrapped up the weekend’s slate of games and sat in a place they hadn’t held as a team in 25 years. Even with Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, they still are sitting atop the National Hockey League’s Western Conference with a 19-10-2 record — a feat they haven’t achieved since Jan. 5, 1993, a statistic that was generated by Sportsnet Stats after Saturday’s 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators. It’s impressive,...
Tags: Sport, Nashville, Calgary Flames, Alberta, Calgary, National Hockey League, Edmonton Oilers, Bill Peters, Calgary Herald, Sportsnet Stats, Kristen Anderson

Flames forward Lomberg suspended one game

Calgary Flames forward Ryan Lomberg has been suspended for a game and coach Bill Peters fined $10,000 by the NHL for a confrontation at the end of a game with the Minnesota Wild.
Tags: Minnesota, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Bill Peters, Lomberg, Ryan Lomberg

NHL bans Flames' Giordano 2 games, Lomberg 1

Calgary Flames forward Ryan Lomberg has been suspended for a game and coach Bill Peters fined $10,000 by the NHL for a confrontation at the end of a game with the Minnesota Wild.
Tags: Minnesota, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Bill Peters, Giordano, Lomberg, Ryan Lomberg

Flames’ Top Unit Igniting Potent Attack

If you’re looking for a major reason as to why the Calgary Flames find themselves currently sitting atop the Pacific division standings you need to look no further than the outstanding play of their top line . Elias Lindholm continued what’s so far been a terrific first year in Calgary by netting both goals in a hard-fought 2-0 triumph over the visiting Minnesota Wild. Linemate Johnny Gaudreau notched a pair of assists as the Flames were able to run their current win streak to four games. The to...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Ohio, Las Vegas, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Pacific, Calgary, Mike Smith, Flames, Matthew Tkachuk, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche

Videos-  Matt Dumba Hit On Mikael Backlund

Michael Russo tweet, (also Mikko Koivu was injured on a hit from Mark Giordano so see his recent tweets) Prediction: League will see this as shoulder check with incidental head contact.     Video of Bill Peters on the hit is below. Continue reading "Videos-  Matt Dumba Hit On Mikael Backlund"
Tags: Sport, Michael Russo, Bill Peters, Mikko Koivu, Mikael Backlund, Mark Giordano, Matt Dumba

Flames Still Searching for a Good Starter

On Sunday, Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith helped lead his team to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, his third straight win. However, there is still little reason to think Smith should reclaim the job of the number one goalie. That Smith got another chance to be the starting goalie after “Big Save Dave” Rittich appeared to have stolen it was merely perplexing. Now it is unnecessarily complicated. Credit where credit is due. Because of Smith, the Flames were able to eke out a win in a...
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Calgary Flames Are Redeeming Bill Peters

Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters got hit in the face a few days ago. An errant shot zoomed over the wall and smacked him right on the jaw. It required eight stitches to repair the injured jaw, but for a tough hockey veteran like Peters, it’s no big deal. After being attended to he came back to his spot behind the bench and coached the rest of the game. At Peters is quoted as having said, “They did a good job, got me stitched up and back to work. … Hopefully, it’s the last...
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