Flames Fail to Clinch in Rough and Tumble Game

Flames Fail to Clinch in Rough and Tumble Game

63 penalty minutes handed out in a game that could’ve seen Calgary clinch a playoff spot. They’ll eventually get there, but this was more of a statement game, and the Flames failed miserably. All eyes on Matthew Tkachuck, his first game vs the Kings after the elbow to Doughty’s face. The game had extra antics with Tkachuk answering the bell, while still taking runs at Doughty. Gotta love the guy’s tenacity. Here are some key takeaways from the game. Jarome…

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Franchise Record 10 in a Row – Calgary 4 – Pittsburgh 3 (SO)

Franchise Record 10 in a Row – Calgary 4 – Pittsburgh 3 (SO)

I would’ve been happy with a point. Outplayed at times, the Flames got into penalty trouble, repeatedly, yet somehow dug down deep to pull off a franchise record 10 straight wins. They needed a shoot-out to complete the feat, but when you’re riding a hot goalie, anything’s possible (even with Dennis Wideman playing minutes in the final minute of the game….) This game wowed the hometown crowd, chalk full of superstardom, hits, big plays, and clutch performances, something we’ll get…

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Nine in a Row: Calgary 3 – Winnipeg 0

Nine in a Row: Calgary 3 – Winnipeg 0

Reposted from CJsAviOr from Reddit You are going to be so proud of your team. Because we’re gonna turn it around, and we’re gonna start winning again! We’re gonna win so much! We’re going to win at every level. We’re going to win vs the Predators. We’re going to win vs the Lightning. We’re going to win vs the Panthers. We’re going to win vs the Canes. We’re going to win vs the Kings. We’re gonna win vs the Red…

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8 in a Row iN Costly Win: Calgary 5 – Montreal 0

8 in a Row iN Costly Win: Calgary 5 – Montreal 0

The last time these two teams met the Flames put in a stinker. Now it was Montreal’s turn to drop a turd. With two streak on the line, Montreal’s 6 game win streak, and Clagary’s 7, somebody was going home unhappy. There were a few keys to this win, here’s the post-game including some thoughts on what’s lead to the Flames’ 8 game win streak.

Flames 2 – LA 1 (OT)

Flames 2 – LA 1 (OT)

The Calgary Flames have had a significant February month. Up until February, very few fans thought they had a chance of making the postseason. Now they are threatening to take third (or dare I say second) place in the Pacific division. The team continues struggles to play a solid 60 minutes from Park drop until final horn, but if there is a time for their game to come around, that time is now. "Take a seat." pic.twitter.com/rHwXDippuQ — Calgary Flames…

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Can’t Argue with Evidence – WidemanEffect and Ref Bias Against the Flames

Can’t Argue with Evidence – WidemanEffect and Ref Bias Against the Flames

Last week Elliot Friedman mentioned on Hockey Night in Canada how the league and the Flames brass sat down to talk about the ‘alleged’ increase in Flames penalty calls. The cause of the unusual increase? Refs taking revenge on the club for the Dennis Wideman hit on linesman Don Henderson (who still hasn’t fully recovered). One referee did not find that funny. The next day, he phoned to complain and dropped a bit of a bombshell: The NHL and the…

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Flames 3 – Lightning 2

Flames 3 – Lightning 2

It was close in the end, but when the final buzzer sounded the Flames strung together another road win in their SE US trip that continues tomorrow night in Florida. Glen Gulutzan gives his analysis of tonight's win in Tampa! pic.twitter.com/9h2xVXGf2c — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 24, 2017 Some post game thoughts:

Flames Squander a Point in Torrid Affair: Calgary 6 – Nashville 5 (OT)

Flames Squander a Point in Torrid Affair: Calgary 6 – Nashville 5 (OT)

It was an utter disaster. Up 3 goals late in the second, Calgary found themselves trailing by 1, 5-4 to start the final frame because of a monumental collapse. And there wasn’t Dennis Wideman to blame either Let me repeat myself. NO DENNIS WIDEMAN on the ice. The recent trade for Mike Stone (and the signing of Matt Bartkowski who probably played himself into the pressbox next game) meant Wideman was sitting, finally, nearly sixty games into the season. No,…

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Referee Bias Evident: Flames 3 – Flyers 1 #widemaneffect

Referee Bias Evident: Flames 3 – Flyers 1 #widemaneffect

After putting up one of the worst efforts of the entire season Monday against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Calgary Flames had a chance to right the ship tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Three thoughts from tonight’s game. 1) Everyone is talking about how the Calgary Flames on Another one targets for NHL officials. It’s not something that can be hidden anymore. All the sportscasters and journalists joke about it without referencing it directly. It may be unsaid but it can’t…

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Road Swing Wins

Road Swing Wins

The Flames take their mandatory 5 day break that will let other teams pick up some games in hand. We’ll see where the Flames sit come Monday when they face the Coyotes again. The recent trip to the Metro Division was an opportunity to play some consistent hockey, or get blown out of the water. Overall, the team put up some points, surprising everybody. Two points versus Pittsburgh, a good team, was deserved. But there are still some questions, or…

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