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NHL playoffs: Flames eliminate Canucks, advance to play Ducks

  The Calgary Flames pulled off another third-period comeback to escape the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in 11 years. The Flames erased a three-goal deficit and defeated the Vancouver Canucks 7-4 in Game 6 of their Western Conference First Round series at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday. Calgary  advanced to the second round of the playoffs...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Advance to Second Round After Signature Comeback Effort

Calgary Flames’ Matt Stajan (18) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with teammates during the third period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)   The Calgary Flames have earned their place in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Who saw that coming...
Via The Sports Journal
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames advance to 2nd round for 1st time in a decade

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) With a chance to clinch in their grasp, the Calgary Flames stayed determined. Down 3-0 early and 4-3 midway through the second period, they turned a switch and beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-4 on Saturday to take the series and advance to the second round of NHL playoffs for the first time in over a decade. Calgary will face the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stajan goal lifts Flames to Game 6 win, eliminating Canucks

  Matt Stajan broke a tie with 4:17 left and the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-4 on Saturday night to win the Western Conference playoff series 4-2. Calgary will face the Anaheim Ducks in the second round. The Flames last advanced beyond the opening round in 2004 when they reached the Stanley Cup final and lost in seven games to Tampa Bay. Michael Ferland and Jiri...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben Walter, EC Red Bull Salzburg win EBHL championship

Ben Walter and his teammates during celebration. (Photo/EC Red Bull Salzburg)This article was originally published in the April issue of the UMass Lowell Alumni Report. Former UMass Lowell River Hawks forward Ben Walter helped his EC Red Bull Salzburg team to a Erste Bank Hockey League championship title. Walter and the Red Bull defeated the UPC Vienna Capitals in a best-of-seven...
Via Mill City Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau, Ex-BC Star, Among NHL Calder Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK — Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone and Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad are the Calder Trophy finalists as the NHL’s top rookie. The finalists, announced Thursday, are the top three in voting by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. The winner will be announced at the NHL awards ceremony...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Special Teams, Ferocious Fore-check and Terrific Goaltending help Calgary Flames take Game 4

  Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller, left, stares down Calgary Flames’ Mason Raymond during the second period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) If you look at game 4 between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks from just a statistical standpoint, both basic and...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames put stranglehold on Canucks

With a 3-1 win in game four the Calgary Flames have taken a stranglehold on their best of seven series with the Vancouver Canucks. While goals and points are always important in a hockey game, the Flames are winning this series because of the game within the game. At the beginning of this series it […] The post Calgary Flames put stranglehold on Canucks appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Ferland’s Hard-Nosed Style Pushing Calgary Flames Forward

Calgary Flames’ Michael Ferland checks Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Richardson during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) The Calgary Flames managed to grind down the Vancouver Canucks in Game Three of their quarterfinal series, finishing with...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game-Ending Brawl Costs Flames Coach Bob Hartley 50,000

I guess you could say that Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley got his money's worth. At the end of last night's game between the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks, there was a massive line brawl between the two teams.Line brawl aside, the Canucks won the game 4-1.Needless to say, the NHL was less than impressed with the incident and Hartley has been fined $50,000 by the...
Via Goon's World
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames coach Hartley fined $50,000 by NHL for brawl vs. Canucks

  Calgary coach Bob Hartley was fined $50,000 by the NHL on Saturday for his responsibility for a brawl late in the Flames' 4-1 loss in Vancouver on Friday night. The brawl resulted in 132 minutes in penalties, including six game misconducts - three of which went to Calgary's Deryk Engelland. The NHL also said the game misconduct assessed to Engelland for instigating a fight in...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Canucks Game 2 ends with massive brawl (Video)

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 Friday night, but the highlight was the massive brawl that took place at the end of the game.The tension that had been building between the two teams finally boiled over with 1:17 remaining in the third period. After the brawl was over, the officials handed out 132 minutes of penalties, including 42 minutes to Flames defenseman...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames quickly show Canucks they won’t be an easy out

The Calgary Flames aren’t an easy team to beat. Some may have said they are, but it’s simply not the case. Before the playoff matchups had been finalized, the Flames would have been the bet for “easy” matchup for the Canucks. The other likely opponents were teams like the Anaheim Ducks, the L.A. Kings and […] The post Flames quickly show Canucks they won’t be an easy...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Sign Frozen Four Hero Jon Gillies To Entry-Level Contract

Jon Gillies has jumped out of the frying pan and into the Flames. The 21-year-old Providence College junior goaltender, fresh off a 49-save victory against Boston College in the Frozen Four Final, has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Calgary drafted Gillies 75th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. The contract is a three-year deal...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames awaiting return of buzzing Bouma, Byron

Spring means the return of sunshine, flowers and a certain black and yellow insect. For the Calgary Flames, it means a return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and, hopefully, the return of a couple of their own killer B’s. Lance Bouma, MIA for the last week after suffering an upper-body injury against the Arizona Coyotes. […] The post Calgary Flames awaiting return of buzzing Bouma...
Via Along the Boards
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jonas Hiller the Worst Goalie in the 2015 Playoffs?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Russell sets a new NHL record for most blocked shots in a season

Kris Russell made NHL history during the Calgary Flames’ loss on the road to the St. Louis Blues. Russell’s two blocked shots gave him 274 on the year, breaking the old NHL record of 273 for most blocked shots in a set by Anton Volchenkov back in 2006-07. Russell’s willingness to sacrifice his body and get in front of the puck is second to none. His relatively small 5’10”...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: continuing to prove critics wrong

There have been a few notable surprises for the NHL in the 2014-2015 season, such as the mumps and the emergence of the Nashville Predators as a Western Conference powerhouse. One of the more interesting surprises, however, has been the Calgary Flames. Many speculated that the Flames were going to be a bottom feeder Western Conference team. After finishing 27th in the 2013-2014 season...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals Acquire Curtis Glencross From Flames For Two Draft Picks

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have traded Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals. The 32-year-old forward is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has nine goals and 19 assists in 53 games this season for Calgary, which is in the playoff race but wasn’t likely to re-sign him. The Flames also claimed defenseman David Schlemko off waivers from the Dallas...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

GIFs: Joni Ortio makes two incredible glove saves

The goaltending situation in Calgary is a pretty confusing one. There’s a possibility the Flames will roll with three goaltenders (Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio), but head coach Bob Hartley has said that he hates the idea of using roster space on a third netminder and will play the situation by ear. Well, Ortio may have made that decision a bit more difficult with two...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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