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Bruce Boudreau praises the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames were one of the biggest surprises in 2014-15. The Flames fell to the Anaheim Ducks in the second round four games to one, but they generated a lot of buzz and got a lot of fans talking. One person the Flames impressed was Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau. After eliminating the Flames, Boudreau had some high praise for the squad. Via The Score: “They’re...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames need to find offense to survive

It’s hard to determine what the Calgary Flames have struggled with the most against Anaheim. Has it been their offense (2.38 goals per game) or their defense (2.88 goals per game)? At first glance, it would look as if defense is what’s holding the Flames back. After all, they did allow six goals against Anaheim in […] The post Calgary Flames need to find offense to survive...
Via Along the Boards
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giordano: 'Every day is getting better'

While the Flames have been pushing on and on through the playoffs, they have done so without their captain and one of their best players, Mark Giordano.Giordano has been out since since late February with a torn bicep, and has been working hard each day to make sure he can comeback better than ever. And just yesterday, Giordano took part in the longest practice the Flames have held...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouma expected to make playoff debut

Lance Bouma has been out with an upper-body injury for the entirety of the playoffs, but it sounds like he may be back for tonights game.“I’m feeling back to normal," Bouma told reporters. "Everything is feeling good. I feel like I’m ready, but we’ll see.”Bouma provides Calgary with a spark of offense and a little bit of tenacity. His 16 goals in the regular season were...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Analytics: Calgary Flames use screens to perfection

The Calgary Flames have been this season’s underdog team, winning games they aren’t supposed to and exciting the hockey world with their late game heroics and miraculous appearance in the postseason. Though they had one of the league’s worst shot attempts percentages at 5-on-5 play during the regular season — their score adjusted SAT% of 44.3 […] The post Analytics: Calgary...
Via Along the Boards
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Fans Go Nuts With Game 3 OT Win

Game 3 was a nail biter in more ways than one when the Flames took on the Ducks. Check out how Calgary Flames fans reacted below. The post Flames Fans Go Nuts With Game 3 OT Win appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Micheal Ferland Close to Returning for Flames, Ready to Make His Mark on Ducks

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 11: Michael Ferland #79 of the Calgary Flames jumps over the boards for a shift against the Anaheim Ducks at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 11, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images)   As the Calgary Flames prepare for Game 4 in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks, they do so with the confidence of a...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Sends Flames-Ducks Game 3 To OT With Perfect Shot (Video)

Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau’s first contribution to his team’s second-round playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks was a big one. The former Boston College star forced overtime in Tuesday night’s Game 3 with a perfect shot to beat Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen glove side with 20 seconds remaining in regulation. It was Gaudreau’s first point of the series...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Get Burned By Controversial No-Goal Call, Beat Ducks Anyway (Videos)

The Calgary Flames nearly had their playoff hopes all but extinguished by a controversial no-goal call Tuesday night. The Flames trailed the Anaheim Ducks by one goal early in the third period in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series when forward Sam Bennett slid a puck on net. The puck was about to cross the goal line, but Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen made a pad save...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames better in Game 2, but not good enough

Terms such as “better effort” and “more competitive” usually mean a lot to rebuilding teams, however those terms have very little meaning when that rebuilding team is in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Calgary Flames had a much better effort against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, and while they were arguably […] The post Calgary Flames better in Game 2,...
Via Along the Boards
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Raphael Diaz Brings Speed, Experience in Return

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 21: Raphael Diaz #33 of the Calgary Flames carries the puck against Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 21, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Blue Jackets defeated the Flames 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)   The hockey community has been abuzz lately with the news of Calgary...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Captain Mark Giordano Practices, Nears Return

CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 2: Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Winnipeg Jets in his 500th career NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 2, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames got a rude awakening in Game 1 of their second-round match-up with the Anaheim Ducks, enduring a sixty minute beatdown...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hartley updates on Ferland, Gaudreau, speculation for Hudler

In just about every possible aspect, the Flames had a nightmare of a Game One, and that included the injury department.Jiri Hudler and Micheal Ferland both exited the game and never returned, causing a great deal of panic within Calgary.Hudler, the team's leading scorer with 76 points in the regular season, battled with an apparent leg injury, though that is pure speculation based...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

EC Red Bull Salzburg extend forward Ben Walter

Ben Walter extended in Salzburg. (Photo/Getty Images)EC Red Bull Salzburg has opted to extend the contract of forward Ben Walter through the end of the 2015-16 season the team announced on Thursday. Walter had a great 2014-14 season with Salzburg, tallying 53 points (15g, 38a) over 63 league contests. He also added another 10 points (2g, 8a) with six penalty minutes over the Red...
Via Mill City Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 days 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
27 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
April 18, 2015  |  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
April 15, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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
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