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Flames’ Dream Season Buried by Avalanche

The Calgary Flames were the second-best team in the National Hockey League during the 2018-19 regular season, winning 50 games. However, their breakout season came to a screeching halt via a five-game first round series loss to the Colorado Avalanche. The Colorado Avalanche were a step ahead of the Calgary Flames during their first round playoff series. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) There are several competing theories regarding the Flames’ loss to the Avalanche which try to expla...
Tags: Sport, Avalanche, Hockey, Calgary Flames, National Hockey League, Mike Smith, Wilson, Flames, Soderberg, Matthew Tkachuk, Peters, Colorado Avalanche, Carl Soderberg, Bill Peters, Philipp Grubauer, Nathan MacKinnon

Flames Scratch Veteran Neal & Juggle Lines for Game 5

CALGARY — Facing elimination and requiring an offensive spark, the Calgary Flames scratched playoff veteran James Neal to make room for Austin Czarnik in Friday night's Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche. Calgary head coach Bill Peters confirmed the move after Friday's pre-game skate. The Flames trailed the Avalanche three games to one in their best-of-seven opening-round series. Czarnik, 26, will make his NHL playoff debut. He had six goals and 12 assists in 54 regular-season games for...
Tags: Usa, US, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Flames, Matthew Tkachuk, Peters, Sam Bennett, Gaudreau, Bill Peters, Elias Lindholm, Johnny Gaudreau

Flames Trail Avalanche 3-1 in Series

CALGARY — The saying “when eating an elephant take one bite at a time” applies to the Calgary Flames. Facing elimination in Friday’s fifth game of their opening-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche, Flames head coach Bill Peters doesn’t want his players making the mountain bigger by thinking they have to win three games in a row. “You’ve got to have some mental toughness and not allow yourself to think that way,” Peters said Thursday. “It’s a game at a time, it’s a shift at ...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Ap, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Denver, Calgary, Mike Smith, Matthew Tkachuk, Tampa Bay, Peters, Colorado Avalanche, Avs, Bill Peters, Elias Lindholm

Senators Fans – Who Should You Cheer For?

Sadness has befallen the Ottawa Senators’ fan base again, as the Belleville Senators failed to make the AHL playoffs in the last regular season game. Now, almost all of the Senators players, signed and unsigned, are done for the summer. However, I don’t know about you, but I’m not done with hockey yet. During the last week, the Stanley Cup Playoffs have blown wide open. This is perfect for Senators fans, as you now can pick whoever you want to cheer for, granted that you are looking for ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Ap, Dallas, Nashville, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Long Island, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa, Dallas Stars, Ontario

Avalanche Bury Flames for 2-1 Lead – Makar Shines in NHL Debut

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon scored twice in the first period and set up newly signed rookie Cale Makar’s first NHL goal in his debut as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Matt Nieto added a short-handed goal, and Mikko Rantanen and Erik Johnson also scored for the wild-card Avalanche, who built a 6-1 lead early in the third period and finished with 56 shots. Philipp Grubauer was credited with 27 saves. ...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Massachusetts, Sport, Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Denver, Calgary, Mike Smith, Flames, Derick Brassard, Matthew Tkachuk, Bennett, Colorado Avalanche

Youth is Being Served Early in Stanley Cup Playoffs

For all the value of post-season experience, youth is off to a nice start in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Youth Carrying Teams Teenage defenceman Miro Heiskanen built on his stellar rookie season in his playoff debut with Dallas, 19-year-old Andrei Svechnikov tried to carry Carolina back from a big deficit, early 20-somethings Mitch Marner and William Nylander continue to be among Toronto’s best players and young Matthew Tkachuk did his part to finally win a playoff game with the Calgary Fl...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Commentary, Matthew Tkachuk, William Nylander, Andrei Svechnikov, Miro Heiskanen, 2019 NHL Playoffs

Flames’ Fourth Line Swings Playoff Opener

The Calgary Flames began their 2019 Stanley Cup playoff journey with Game 1 against the Colorado Avalanche. They won 4-0, capturing their first post-season victory since 2015. Flames left wing Andrew Mangiapane scored the game-winner in Game 1 against the Colorado Avalanche. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) The game-winning goal was scored by a fourth line player that was still in junior the last time the Flames won a playoff game. As expected, the Flames’ depth was the difference – ...
Tags: Sport, Avalanche, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Flames, Derick Brassard, Matthew Tkachuk, Ryan, Bill Peters, Philipp Grubauer, Hathaway, Bednar, Patrik Nemeth, Garnet Hathaway, Jared Bednar

Deep Flames Battle Top-Heavy Avalanche

The Calgary Flames had a regular season for the ages in 2018-19, winning 50 games for the second time in franchise history and finishing second overall. Their reward for their strength and consistency is a date with the red-hot Colorado Avalanche, who won a fevered battle for the final Western Conference wild card playoff spot. Matthew Tkachuk is part of a deep Calgary Flames forward group. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) While the Avalanche are an intimidating group to play against...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Mike Smith, Wilson, Soderberg, Matthew Tkachuk, Ryan, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, Sergei Belski, Sam Bennett, Carl Soderberg, Avs

Flames Top Line Hoping to Regain Form in Game 1

CALGARY — The Flames are hoping the team’s top line of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm will regain its mid-season form in Game 1 of Calgary’s playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche. The players struggled following the NHL All-Star break but head coach Bill Peters isn’t worried considering the play of other players like Matthew Tkachuk and Derek Ryan. “Which line is that again? I gotta make sure I know which line you’re talking about,” joked Peters when asked about t...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Sport, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Flames, Matthew Tkachuk, Peters, Gaudreau, Bill Peters, Elias Lindholm, Johnny Gaudreau, Tkachuk, NHL All Star, Mikko Rantanen

‘A Clean Slate’ for Veteran James Neal as He Leads Flames Into Playoffs

CALGARY — James Neal knows a thing or two about the NHL playoffs, which should come in handy for the Calgary Flames. Calgary will look to the winger for leadership when the Flames begin their first-round series against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Neal was signed as a missing piece of the puzzle by Calgary over the summer after playing in the Stanley Cup final with the Vegas Golden Knights last year and the Nashville Predators in 2017. Now, he will be seeking to propel the youthf...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Don, Matthew Tkachuk, Anaheim, Peters, Colorado Avalanche, Bill Peters, Neal, James Neal, Vegas Golden Knights

McDavid Injured in Oilers’ Finale With Flames

CALGARY — The Edmonton Oilers believe they received relatively good news after Connor McDavid left Saturday’s season finale with a leg injury. After a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames, the Oilers said X-rays on McDavid’s left leg came back negative. He was scheduled to return to Edmonton on Saturday before having an MRI. “He had a lot of people looking at him and so far, so good … (The) MRI tells you everything,” Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock said. The Oilers star was hurt early in the seco...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Edmonton, Mike Smith, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Matthew Tkachuk, Tampa Bay, Colorado Avalanche, Connor McDavid, Gaudreau, Travis Hamonic

5 Key Games in Flames Breakout Season

The Calgary Flames had a regular season to remember in 2018-19. Their performance in the standings was their second-best only behind their Stanley Cup (and Presidents’ Trophy) winning campaign in 1988-89. Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane scored on Malcolm Subban in the Flames’ March 10 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) Every season has key games that act as forks in the road – where things can either go well or go very, very poorly. The...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Lightning, Hockey, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Alberta, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pacific Division, Oilers, Matthew Tkachuk, Canucks, Sergei Belski

Flames erupt for 4 goals in third period to rout Kings 7-2

The Kings’ Adrian Kempe tries to control the airborne puck as Calgary’s Andrew Mangiapane defends during the second period of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images) Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) blocks a shot by Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau (13) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Calgary Flames forward Sam ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Slovenia, San Jose, NHL, Calgary Flames, Pacific, Staples Center, Calgary, Clifford, Dustin Brown, Los-angeles-kings, Matthew Tkachuk

Video- Chippy In Calgary

from Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun, The boo-birds were loud and committed to the cause. Trouble is, the home team didn’t give them any other reason to clear their throats. Los Angeles Kings defence stalwart Drew Doughty was greeted with boos nearly every time he touched the puck in Monday’s matchup at the Saddledome — a response to his rip-job earlier in the day on local fan favourite Matthew Tkachuk — but the Flames didn’t exactly make him eat his words. On the strength o...
Tags: Sport, Kings, Calgary, Los Angeles Kings, Matthew Tkachuk, Tkachuk, Doughty, Drew Doughty, Jack Campbell, Wes Gilbertson

Jack Campbell gets 2nd shutout as Kings stun Western Conference-leading Flames

The Kings’ Derek Forbort (24) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of their 3-0 victory over the Flames on Monday night in Calgary. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) Los Angeles Kings’ Kurtis MacDermid, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Travis Hamonic during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, March 25, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Kings’ Drew Doughty, le...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, NHL, Smith, Detroit, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Pacific, Calgary, Edmonton, Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings, Mike Smith, Matthew Tkachuk

Afternoon Line- Drew Doughty

Drew Doughty just teed off on Matthew Tkachuk, who he'll face tonight: "No respect for him, none. I respect everyone else. I’ll never talk to him off the ice. ... He’s not respected by most of the people in the league, it’s not just me – that’s just a fact." Full story to follow — Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) March 25, 2019
Tags: Sport, Matthew Tkachuk, Eric Francis

Flames Tying up Loose Ends as Playoffs Loom

It has been a roller coaster ride for the Calgary Flames in the second half of this 2018-19 NHL regular season. Coming in hot after the holidays to start off 2019, the Flames then faced a number of difficult losing slides down the stretch. Despite their troubles, however, this tenacious Flames club has found a way to bounce back every single time. Adversity has led to a series of winning streaks that includes a season-high seven-game run to close out February. While the Flames’ struggles...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Rangers, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Ducks, Calgary, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks

NHL Rumors: Kovalchuk, Tkachuk, Ducks, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there are updates on the unhappiness of Ilya Kovalchuk, news on Matthew Tkachuck and his next contract with the Calgary Flames and an updated out of Anaheim when it comes to the future of both Ryan Kesler and Patrick Eaves. Kovalchuk: “I Don’t Have a Chance” Curtis Zupke of the LA Times is reporting that Ilya Kovalchuk is still very much unhappy with his situation in Los Angeles and used words like “it’s horrible” and “I don’t have a chance” when describing ...
Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, NHL Rumors, Matthew Tkachuk, Quinn Hughes, Top Story

Karlsson, Panarin & Bobrovsky Can Cash in With Strong Finish

Many NHL teams have plenty to play for down the final stretch of the regular season, trying to get in the playoffs or to improve their positioning, before 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup. Erik Karlsson (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Sergei Bobrovsky (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) Artemi Panarin (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Some players have a lot at stake, too. Erik Karlsson, Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are a few of the potential free agents in the league w...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres, Blackhawks, Matthew Tkachuk

Coyotes Weekly: Still in the Playoff Hunt

With less than three weeks to go, and with the Arizona Coyotes still firmly entrenched in a tight race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, there’s no doubt that, over the next few weeks, every game (and point) matters. There are only nine games remaining, and only 18 more points can be gathered, giving the Coyotes a 96-point maximum for this season. Six wins in those nine games will give Arizona 90 points – would that be enough to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs? Can they ...
Tags: Column, La, New York City, Sport, Tor, Chicago, Glendale, New Jersey, Arizona, Kings, San Jose, Vancouver, Newark, Hockey, NHL, DAL

The All-St. Louis Hockey Team

Though it is not known as a hockey hot bed, the city of St. Louis has produced a number of terrific NHL talents over the years. Never was this more apparent than when five prospects from the city were drafted in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft. Now that those players have arrived in the big league, it’s a good time to consider who might make the All-St. Louis hockey team. It’s almost a complete group of active players with a few creative additions. Let’s take a look at the squad. Forward...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Dave, Canada, Blues, Ohio, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Sochi, Calgary Flames, Ohio State, Bishop, New York Rangers, New York Islanders

Flames topple Blue Jackets 4-2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau scored his team-leading 35th goal and Michael Frolik added a goal and an assist and the Calgary Flames earned a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. David Rittich made 31 saves to win his fourth start in a row. Andrew Mangiapane and Matthew Tkachuk also […]
Tags: News, Sports, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Matthew Tkachuk, Columbus Blue Jackets, Johnny Gaudreau, Michael Frolik, Alberta AP, Andrew Mangiapane, David Rittich

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean touched on these topics.  Two NHL Swedes last night, the play of Dylan DeMelo , bad line change by the Sens tonight, Matthew Tkachuk's week, the OHL Cup, ally oop passes, faceoff play by Mark Scheifele and other examples. Also the Getzlaf combo and remembering Harry Howell. via Sportsnet,     added 8:40pm, YouTube version is below. Continue reading "Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight"
Tags: Sport, NHL, Matthew Tkachuk, Sportsnet, OHL, Don Cherry, Dylan DeMelo, Mark Scheifele, Getzlaf, Ron MacLean, Harry Howell

Flames Burn Rangers – Tkachuk Tallies 5-Points

CALGARY — Matthew Tkachuk scored his 31st and 32nd goals in piling up his first career five-point game on Friday to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Tkachuk had 10 points (six goals, four assists) on the Flames’ perfect 3-0-0 homestand that moved Calgary back into first in the Pacific Division ahead of San Jose. The hot streak comes after an extended cold stretch in which he had just six points in the previous 18 games. Using up its game in hand on San Jose, Ca...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Sport, Rangers, San Jose, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Sharks, Pacific, Calgary, New York Rangers, Matthew Tkachuk, Sergei Belski, Winnipeg Jets, Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm

Tkachuk’s 5-point game leads Flames past Rangers 5-1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored two goals and had a career-high five points to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Johnny Gaudreau, Garnet Hathaway and Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary, which moved one point ahead of the San Jose Sharks for the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Rangers, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Calgary, New York Rangers, Matthew Tkachuk, Tkachuk, Michael Frolik, Alberta AP, Johnny Gaudreau Garnet Hathaway

Sabres ‘Snipeshow’ – Is Nylander Ready for the Show?

With Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel given a two-game timeout by the NHL Department of Player Safety for his headshot on Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg, Alex Nylander has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Nylander, nicknamed Snipeshow and owner of the handle @snipeshow98 on Twitter, will get his first taste of NHL action this season when the Sabres host the Dallas Stars Tuesday night. Alexander Nylander is set to make his season debut with t...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Dallas, Vancouver, Rochester, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Taylor, Calgary, Edmonton, Tampa Bay Lightning, Kim Klement, Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres

Flames Down Golden Knights – Tkachuk Gets Hat Trick

CALGARY — Matthew Tkachuk recorded his first-career NHL hat trick and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday. Mikael Backlund had two goals and an assist for the Flames (42-20-7), who snapped their four-game losing streak to move back atop the Pacific Division standings ahead of the San Jose Sharks (41-19-8). Playing alongside Tkachuk and Backlund, right winger Michael Frolik had four assists as the line combin...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Pacific, Calgary, Vegas, Matthew Tkachuk, Jonathan Marchessault, Paul Stastny, Tkachuk, Stastny, Austin Czarnik, Scotiabank Saddledome

Tkachuk's 1st hat trick leads Flames past Golden Knights 6-3

Matthew Tkachuk scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-3 victory over Vegas that snapped the Golden Knights' six-game winning streak            [Author: AP]
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Tkachuk’s 1st hat trick leads Flames past Golden Knights 6-3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-3 victory over Vegas on Sunday night that snapped the Golden Knights’ six-game winning streak. Mikael Backlund added two goals and an assist for the Flames, who ended a […]
Tags: News, Sports, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Vegas, Matthew Tkachuk, Tkachuk, Alberta AP, Mikael Backlund, Golden Knights

Golden Knights Douse Flames for 5th Straight Win

LAS VEGAS — Deryk Engelland scored his second goal of the season in the third period to lift the Vegas Golden Knights to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Shea Theodore also scored for the Golden Knights and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots for his league-leading 33rd win of the season. Vegas pulled seven points behind second-place San Jose in the Pacific Division and 10 behind first-place Calgary. The Golden Knights have won five straight since acquiring Mark Stone from Ot...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Arizona, San Jose, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Vegas, Ottawa, Dec, Pacific Division, Matthew Tkachuk, Theodore