Flames Rumors & News

  • Calgary Flames off to second round after a 7-4 win over Vancouver Canucks

    Calgary Sun "Unsustainable. All the way to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Year 2 of a rebuild, and the Calgary Flames have not only defied all the oddsmakers but also the analytics crowd with an upset-special series win over the Vancouver Canucks. Matt Stajan banged home a loose puck..." April 26

  • Ryan Miller braces for thriller in Red Hell

    Vancouver Sun "It looked for a short time like Ryan Miller’s sole contribution to this playoff series would be chirping Michael Ferland as the Calgary Flames’ wrecking ball was escorted past the Vancouver Canuck bench after the brawl near the end of Game 2 last Friday. Even doing that, Miller surprised us. I..." April 25

  • Gaudreau, Ekblad, Stone named finalists for Calder; Forsberg left off ballot

    The Score "Three freshmen are over the final hurdle in the sprint toward the Calder Trophy. Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad and forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Stone of the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators, respectively, have been tabbed as the three finalists for the award handed out to the..." April 24

  • Canucks beat Flames, still down in series 3-2

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks did something they haven’t in three years: they won an elimination game Thursday against the Calgary Flames. Now, they need to win another. Actually, they need to win two more elimination games, but that sounds a little daunting, so we’re going to stick with one. That’s..." April 24

  • Calgary Flames' Risk of Relying on Raw Sam Bennett Paying off in a Big Way

    Bleacher Report "Sam Bennett is standing in the Calgary Flames locker room after his first NHL playoff game at the Saddledome. There is a fresh gash on his right cheek, a puck in his right hand, a heavy fireman's helmet on his head and a smile that can’t be wiped from his face. The puck is a souvenir—the first..." April 23

  • First line comes out firing as Flames send Canucks to the brink with 3-1 Game 4 win

    Calgary Herald "His first goal arrived little more than a year ago, Game 82 of the regular season. His first playoff goal arrived Tuesday evening, Game 4 of the playoffs. Both goals against the Vancouver Canucks. So comparable feats? Uh, not really, according to Johnny Gaudreau. “My first NHL goal?..." April 22

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    BB said Nate Thompson (upper body) won't play Game 3. Did say Tomas Fleischmann is an option in middle. Had him play some center with Caps.

  • Agitator extraordinaire Ville Nieminen calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the NHL’s more colorful characters is stepping away from the game. Ville Nieminen, who appeared in 385 career games with Colorado, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Calgary, San Jose, St. Louis and the New York Rangers, announced his retirement over the weekend after playing his final game in the..." April 20

  • Flames could ill afford to lose blueliner Deryk Engelland

    Calgary Sun "Reflecting recently on the $25,000 fine he collected 15 months ago for the opening faceoff Brawl That Started it All in Vancouver, Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley summed it up well. “The only loser was my wallet.” On Saturday, the league picked his pocket once again, this time to the..." April 19

  • Flames' first-liners insist they're ready to produce

    Calgary Herald "Henrik Sedin, hours before Game 1, was not wrong when he declared the Calgary Flames’ top trio to be “the best line in hockey for the past couple months or so.” Numbers said so, too. From the Feb. 2 contest against the Winnipeg Jets till the end of the regular-season – a span of 31 dates –..." April 19

  • Choke hold nearly sent Eddie Lack over ledge

    Vancouver Sun "There is choking in sports and then there is being choked, which Vancouver Canuck goalie Eddie Lack explained happened to him Friday in Vancouver’s 4-1 playoff win over the Calgary Flames. Flames winger Brandon Bollig managed to land on top of Lack during a second period skirmish and he didn’t..." April 19

  • Flames forward Bennett likely to play in Game 3

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames rookie forward Sam Bennett said Saturday he feels good enough to be in the lineup for Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round series against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Bennett left in the second period of a 4-1 loss to the Canucks..." April 19

  • Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley fined $50,000 by the NHL

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL has fined Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley $50,000 for his role in the brawl that occurred late in Game 2 against the Vancouver Canucks Friday. The fine was issued in accordance with By-Law 17.3 (a) for “conduct prejudicial to or against the welfare of the league,” according to an..." April 19

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing Flames have asked NHL to review Engelland instigator. If rescinded, he is clear for Game 3

  • Canucks bounce back with clutch 4-1 win to even series against Flames

    Vancouver Sun "It is a best-of-five series now, one that suddenly has some real feeling. These are the playoffs, after all. In desperate need of a bounce-back game after dropping the series opener, the Vancouver Canucks delivered just that in textbook fashion Friday night, defeating the Calgary Flames 4-1..." April 18

  • Flames skate away with 2-1 Game 1 win after late Kris Russell goal

    Calgary Herald "No matter which way you cut it, rookies ruled this night. From the dash of Ronalds Kenins to the scoring of Bo Horvat. From the jam of teenager Sam Bennett to the smash-happy Michael Ferland. But it was left to veteran Kris Russell to play hero. With 29.6 seconds remaining in the third..." April 16

  • Giordano skates, but playoff return still a long shot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary captain Mark Giordano, thought to be lost for the season after tearing his biceps in early March, took to the ice on Monday and offered a glimmer of hope for a playoff return. “I’m trying to stay in shape and condition. I have to meet with the surgeon a bunch more times before that..." April 13

  • Flames draft pick Sam Bennett might get start against Winnipeg on Saturday

    Calgary Sun "On top of being a talented scorer, Sam Bennett is also known for being a tenacious player. Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley knows just how pesky. Ever since Bennett — the team’s 2014 first-round draft choice — was recalled to the NHL following the end of his junior season with the OHL’s..." April 11

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    Now official — #Flames have recalled wingers Emile Poirier and David Wolf and defencemen Brett Kulak and John Ramage on emergency basis.

  • Flames clinch playoff spot with 3-1 win over the Kings

    Calgary Herald "Rewind the clock a year ago, maybe two, and try to find some type of significance to Game No. 81 of the Calgary Flames regular season. Now, go back to the first game of the 2014-15 campaign, a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 8, and try and remember what the hockey world was saying..." April 10

  • Flames edge Coyotes 3-2, can clinch playoff spot on Thursday

    Calgary Herald "Entering the Ed Whalen Media Lounge at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Bob Hartley made a request before beginning his post-game analysis of Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over the visiting Arizona Coyotes. “Let’s do this quick,” ordered the Calgary Flames head coach. No offence to the media, but the Los..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Flames recall goaltender Brad Thiessen

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled goaltender Brad Thiessen from the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League The Aldergrove, British Columbia native is playing his sixth season professionally and was signed as a free agent by Calgary on July 4, 2014." April 05

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    Bob Hartley says that Karri Ramo (lower body) is day-to-day.

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board

    Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Already-exciting Calgary Flames season heating up even more with Sam Bennett's arrival

    Calgary Sun "Just when you thought the Calgary Flames' playoff push couldn't get any more intriguing, the club calls up Sam Bennett from Kingston. Not since Jarome Iginla made his NHL debut in Game 3 of a playoff series in 1996 has a Flames prospect made such a dramatic entry to the bigs. And never..." April 05

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    And the roller coaster continues today for Sam Bennett. Now will join the Flames.

  • Schwartz shines in Blues convincing win over Calgary

    Fox Sports Midwest "With Vladimir Tarasenko out of the lineup for the first time all season, the Blues' other young forward stepped into the spotlight. Jaden Schwartz scored an early goal and created numerous other chances to lead a re-energized St. Louis team to a dominating 4-1 win over Calgary, breaking a skid..." April 03

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    StatsCentre @StatsCentre

    Sean Monahan youngest Flame ever to snipe 30, edging out these names from the franchise's past by a handful of months pic.twitter.com/UT08x1o8vC

  • Gaudreau named NHL's Rookie of the Month

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau, who led all rookies with 16 points (7-9—16) in 15 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for March. Gaudreau edged Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone (4-11—15 in 16 GP), Boston Bruins teammates Ryan Spooner (7-7—14 in 15 GP) and David..." April 01

  • Hammond, Hudler, Dubnyk named stars for March

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, Calgary Flames center Jiri Hudler and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of March. FIRST STAR – ANDREW HAMMOND, G, OTTAWA SENATORS Hammond went 10-1-1 with a 2.09 goals-against average and..." April 01

  • Flames capitalize on bounces, survive desperate Stars and bolster playoff position with 5-3 win

    Calgary Herald "Earlier in the day, Jiri Hudler was uninterested in giving any attention to the fact he was playing in his 600th career National Hockey League game. Hardly surprising. Rarely does the enigmatic right-winger get in front of cameras and microphones. But on the ice? Look at Monday’s 5-3 victory..." March 31

  • Calgary Flames win over host Nashville Predators

    Calgary Sun "Don’t count ‘em out yet. In fact, for now, you can count ’em back in. The Calgary Flames admitted Sunday’s matinee in the Music City was a ‘must-win’ contest, and they responded with an impressive performance, climbing back into a playoff spot thanks to a 5-2 victory over the Nashville..." March 30

  • Jamie Benn does more than just play through injury in Stars shootout win over Flames

    Dallas Morning News "Jamie Benn was able to walk into the dressing room. Therefore, the Dallas Stars captain was playing. And it wasn’t up for debate. “I’ll be in there,” Benn said prior to Wednesday’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Flames in Calgary. “I didn’t want to miss this one. “There were a lot of..." March 26

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Flames release Douglas Murray from tryout

    Pro Hockey Talk "Douglas Murray’s time in Calgary has come to an end. On Wednesday, the Flames announced Murray’s tryout with the club had expired and he’d no longer be practicing with the team. Murray, 35, joined the team on Mar. 13 — not long after it had lost the services of captain and top d-man Mark..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Calgary Flames snapshots -- What a rush! And it’s started by Karri Ramo save

    Calgary Sun "Karri Ramo didn’t get credit for an assist. No problem. What irked the Calgary Flames’ netminder was that he didn’t even get credit for the stop. Ramo stretched across his crease to rob Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog of a sure-goal on a wraparound attempt during Monday’s..." March 24

  • Blue Jackets slide past Flames 3-2

    The Cannon "The Blue Jackets traveled to Calgary without rookie center Alexander Wennberg because of a potential hand infection. He was not cleared to travel, but Boone Jenner and Jeremy Morin were welcomed back to the lineup after being activated off IR on Friday. Ryan Murray did not play again on the blue..." March 22

  • Treliving hears praise for Flames at NHL GM meetings

    Calgary Herald "Ever wonder what NHL general managers discuss when they get together and stand around the water cooler? More or less, it’s similar to the banter usually taking place around any office water cooler — last night’s game, the NHL playoff race and hotshot players. So when first-year GM Brad..." March 22

  • Blues shutout Flames, alone in first place

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After yet another shutout, the Blues are alone in first place in the Central Division for the first time in three months. A 4-0 victory over Calgary on Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome gave the club sole possession of the division lead for the first time since Dec. 13. The win ran..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Matt Stajan feels for former team in Toronto's media spotlight

    Calgary Sun "Matt Stajan has been through it all. Rebuilds, trades, a few highs, many more lows, and most of all, the media circus otherwise known as the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the Maple Leafs leading nearly every national highlight show as the NHL team’s tailspin led them from a playoff position to a..." March 14

  • Free agent D Douglas Murray joins Flames on tryout basis

    CBSSports.com "The Calgary Flames need help on defense and they may have found it in an unlikely place. The club has invited veteran free agent defenseman Douglas Murray to practice with the team on a tryout basis. The 35-year-old has played in 518 NHL games over his career including 53 with the Montreal..." March 13

  • Flames light up Ducks at Saddledome

    Calgary Sun "The first Calgary Flames rookie to hit 50 points since some guy named Jarome Iginla. Nice company for Johnny Hockey to join. Johnny Gaudreau's milestone achievement was perfectly timed, too, potting a pair of goals to help pace the Flames to a wildly entertaining 6-3 victory Wednesday night..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Anderson, Sens avoid colossal collapse against Flames

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators wore smiles Sunday night after breathing a collective sigh of relief. In the end, there was no need to grimace without The Hamburglar. After a blowing a 4-0 lead against the Calgary Flames, the Senators managed to survive the collapse as captain Erik Karlsson scored in the sixth..." March 09

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • No slowing red-hot Flames in Detroit

    Calgary Sun "The road trip was supposed to break the Flames. Especially when their best player and team captain Mark Giordano went down with a season-ending injury. That had the critics sounding the death knell. Thanks to Friday's 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, the Flames have already ensured..." March 07