Flames Rumors & News

  • Brossoit excels as Oilers defeat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Laurent Brossoit was handed the game puck Saturday and there may have been some days he thought one would never be placed in his hand. The Edmonton Oilers backup goalie made 38 saves to pick up his first career NHL win and Jordan Eberle led offensively with two goals..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Flames not looking to move Sam Bennett

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett was a healthy scratch Thursday night against the Nashville Predators. News travels fast and, as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman pointed out Saturday, it didn’t take long for general managers around the league to pick up their phones. “I understand that GM..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Sam Bennett on healthy scratch: ‘I don’t want to be in that position again’

    Pro Hockey Talk "With four of their top-five scorers this season age 23 or younger, the Calgary Flames have a solid foundation of young core players in place when it comes to building a playoff contending team (and right now, they would be in the playoffs). Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk and Dougie..." January 21

  • Ellis scores 2, Preds hold on to beat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- It took Ryan Ellis until his 318th career game in his sixth NHL season for him to break through with his first two-goal effort. Turns out the Nashville Predators needed both of them as well as goals from James Neal and Filip Forsberg to edge the Calgary Flames 4-3 on..." January 20

  • Flames decide Sam Bennett needs to 'sit and watch a game'

    NHL.com "Glen Gulutzan is shaking things up. The Flames head coach is sitting centre Sam Bennett as a healthy scratch this evening when the Nashville Predators make a stop at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Bennett has been scoreless in his last 10 games and hasn't recorded an assist in his last 19 games...." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Backlund's two goals spark Flames to victory

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund can't recall scoring two goals in 13 seconds in his NHL career so far. That's exactly what he did in the second period on Tuesday to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "That was probably a..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Oilers earn shootout win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- It was not a game that will be remembered amongst the classic Battle of Alberta encounters of years past. It was tight-checking. It was tense. Scoring chances were at a premium. However, the Edmonton Oilers aren't going to cry too much about the lack of entertainment..." January 15

  • Palmieri helps Devils rebound with win in Calgary

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Having not found the back of the net in four straight games, Kyle Palmieri was all smiles after snapping his slump on Friday. What made it even better was that his goal and assist helped lead his New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank..." January 14

  • Big Contract Decision with Bennett

    The Hockey Writers "Expectations have always been sky high for Sam Bennett, especially since the former OHL standout was picked by the Calgary Flames fourth overall in the 2014 entry draft. After a solid yet unspectacular rookie season last year that saw Bennett notch 18 goals and 36 points, most expected the young..." January 14

  • Brouwer back for Flames, after missing eight games with broken finger

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary will get a boost at forward on Friday night, as veteran winger Troy Brouwer returns from an eight-game absence after breaking his finger on Dec. 23. Brouwer announced this morning he’s good to go, and expects to be skating on a line with Sean Monahan and Kris Versteeg when the Flames..." January 13

  • Hamilton goal lifts Flames past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Chad Johnson won the battle of Calgary-raised goalies on Wednesday. Johnson made two big stops on Mikkel Boedker -- one on a late penalty shot and the other on a breakaway with nine seconds left -- to pull out a 3-2 win for the Calgary Flames over Aaron Dell and the San..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Hellebuyck makes 28 saves as Jets blank Flames

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- In an ironic twist, the Winnipeg Jets paid homage to their high-flying past with perhaps their best defensive effort of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames at MTS Centre on Monday night. Wearing their retro Heritage Classic jerseys, which were unveiled..." January 09

  • Flames halt Canucks' six-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Corey Johnson made sure the Calgary Flames didn't lose another game they shouldn't have on Saturday. The goaltender was stellar in making 27 stops to lead the Flames to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks, one night after Calgary fell to the same Canucks despite..." January 08

  • Canucks' win streak reaches six

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- They will take the victory, but the Vancouver Canucks know they were lucky to extend their winning streak to six games. The Canucks were outshot 46-13 but still managed to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 Friday night. Markus Granlund scored two goals and..." January 07

  • Backlund keeps streaking in Flames win vs. Avs

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund continued his torrid scoring streak at the expense of the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. Backlund ran his goal-scoring streak to five straight games as the Flames downed the Avalanche 4-1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "When you get rewarded the..." January 05

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Frolik, Elliott help Flames frolic past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- It's safe to say that Michael Frolik likes playing against the Arizona Coyotes. Frolik had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It was his first goal in 21 games since he..." January 01

  • Third-period surge carries Ducks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Jakob Silfverberg's split-second decision led to his third game-winning goal of the season as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday. Playing in his 300th NHL game, Silfverberg fired a shot into the top corner, past goalie Chad Johnson's blocker, at..." December 30

  • Gaudreau, Backlund power Flames past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Calgary Flames turned a quick business trip to Denver into a successful one. Johnny Gaudreau and Mikael Backlund had two goals and an assist apiece, and the Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 Tuesday night. Kris Versteeg added a goal and an assist, and Sam Bennett..." December 28

  • Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk among pack of eligibles unavailable for World Junior

    Calgary Sun "It was on Matthew Tkachuk’s career checklist — to score an opportunity to skate for Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. Just once, though. Been there. (A year ago, in Helsinki, Finland.) Done that. (Finished fourth on the tournament scoring charts, too, with four..." December 27

  • Flames goaltending prospect suits up for U.S.A

    Calgary Sun "Tyler Parsons always wanted to serve for the United States. Long before he laced up skates, strapped on pads or was selected by the Calgary Flames in the 2016 NHL Draft, that was his dream. Today, Parsons’ focus is stopping pucks on the international stage. Now that he's emerged as one of..." December 26

  • Giordano's two goals ignite Flames in 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mark Giordano has gone through games this season where he hasn't had many scoring chances at all. Friday wasn't one of those nights as the veteran defenseman scored twice to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks at the Scotiabank Saddledome...." December 24

  • Donskoi tallies two goals as Sharks stop Flames

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A healthy scratch means a hockey player's game must improve. Clearly, Joonas Donskoi received the message. San Jose's second-year forward notched the first multi-goal game of his career on Tuesday to spark the San Jose Sharks to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at SAP..." December 21

  • Flames revive power play in 4-2 win over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Calgary general manager Brad Treliving cited his club's special teams play as a key issue in the Flames' 5-10-1 start this season. That area is no longer a problem. Mikael Backlund, Troy Brouwer and Kris Versteeg scored power-play goals, and a shaky Brian Elliott..." December 20

  • Matthew Lombardi Retires

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s a name that hasn’t been heard in the NHL in a few years, and now never will again. Former two-way specialist and long-time Calgary Flames center Matthew Lombardi announced his retirement from pro hockey this weekend at the age of 34. The defensive forward has played the past three seasons..." December 20

  • Jackets defeat Flames to extend winning streak to 8

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Columbus Blue Jackets are looking like the force is with them these days. Four different players scored Friday and they were solid throughout the lineup in extending their winning streak to eight games with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. Boone Jenner,..." December 17

  • Killorn, Boyle lead Lightning over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- When Alex Killorn scored a short-handed goal 37 seconds into the third period to give his Tampa Bay Lightning a four-goal lead, he didn't really think too much of it at the time. The Calgary Flames then responded with two goals in 21 seconds to pull within two goals..." December 15

  • Flames fans finally seeing the dangerous Dougie Hamilton they expected

    Sportsnet "Dougie Hamilton is the poster boy for the Calgary Flames recent turnaround. Oh sure, the two Johnnys — Gaudreau and Chad Johnson — are the main catalysts. But it’s the 23-year-old defenceman who symbolizes how far the Flames have come of late. As part of the club’s six-game winning..." December 12

  • Hamilton scores twice as Flames win sixth straight

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Dougie Hamilton was the subject of trade talk just one month ago but if he was truly available then he's certainly not now. The Calgary Flames defenseman scored twice and added an assist Saturday during a four-goal second period as the Calgary Flames dumped the Winnipeg..." December 11

  • Streaking Flames edge Coyotes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving cited three keys to his team's recent surge: special teams, the goaltending of Chad Johnson and the improved performance of the top players. All three were on display Thursday at Gila River Arena. Captain Mark Giordano scored a..." December 09

  • Dougie Hamilton emerging as blue-line force for Calgary

    Fanrag Sports "Brad Treliving won’t be going back to Toronto any time soon. “I go to watch a game and all hell breaks loose,” Calgary’s general manager said Wednesday. “I’m never coming back to that city. Brutal place.” Treliving was joking, but he was also using humor to disguise his distaste for the..." December 08

  • Johnson, Flames hold off Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Calgary Flames have been one of the NHL's top road teams this season. Thanks to a goal and an assist each from Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan and Chad Johnson stopping 29 of 30 shots, that trend continued in a 2-1 win against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday at American Airlines..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Gaudreau returns to lead Flames past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Sitting out 10 games was enough for Johnny Gaudreau. The 23-year-old left winger made a triumphant return to action on Sunday with a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames trounced the Anaheim Ducks 8-3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "I was just itching to get back..." December 05

  • Gaudreau expected back more than 3 weeks ahead of schedule

    Sportsnet "Johnny Gaudreau says he is ready to go. The diminutive forward is expected to make his return to the Calgary lineup on Sunday, when the Flames host the Anaheim Ducks." December 04

  • Flames hand Wild 3rd straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames were supposed to fall apart without Johnny Gaudreau but instead they have flourished. Kris Versteeg and Sean Monahan scored in a shootout Friday to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild at the Scotiabank Saddledome, leaving the..." December 03

  • Boudreau on Johnny Hockey Slashgate: Flames "making mountains out of molehills"

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Finally, after being in Calgary for a month, the Wild and the Flames play tonight. Russo multi-media today: Sirius/XM Radio at 2:33 p.m. CT, NHL Network at 3:05 p.m. CT, KFAN at 5:15 p.m. CT and then Fox Sports North +++++++++++ during the pregame show and first intermission. Devan Dubnyk..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Dougie Hamilton just might be on Toronto’s radar

    Toronto Star "This being Calgary, the first question should probably be, what’s going wrong out here? The Flames had the worst goal differential in the league going into Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs (who sat at a respectably mediocre minus-1 on the season, 19 goals ahead of the Johnny..." December 01

  • Dougie Hamilton Rumors “Completely False”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In what almost seemed like a coordinated attack, the Calgary Flames front office took the national spotlight caused by hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight to explain that Dougie Hamilton is firmly not on the trade block. When speaking to media prior to the morning skate, GM Brad Treliving..." November 30