CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

SBN Reacts: What’s The Biggest Deal Made At The Deadline?

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2021-04-16

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty ImagesSBN wanted to know who was the biggest acquisition at the deadline in this week’s version of SBN Reacts! This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Calgary Flames fans, and fans across the country.

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Q&A: David Rittich on Flames memories, Stanley Cup opportunity and more

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2021-04-15

In the midst of David Rittich’s breakthrough season in Calgary a few years back, his name came up in a meeting that startled a few higher-ups. “(Coach) Bill (Peters) was in a meeting with management and he said, ‘we gotta get him off the coke,’” said Sigalet. “He had a serious addiction to Coca-cola, but at first they were thinking he meant drugs. Shoot, he might be on that too, the way he is.” He’s joking, of course, which is what everyone does around the quirky netminder who won’t take long to become a fan favourite in Toronto, as he was in Calgary. “There was a water bottle with coke in it on the bench, so that came to an end,” added Sigalet. “He’s gotten a lot better with his off-ice habits and looking after himself.”

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The Battle of Alberta: 30th Anniversary of the Flames & Oilers Series

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-04-15

Inevitably, any situation that allows Calgary and Edmonton to compare themselves to the other, the Battle of Alberta materializes. Often it’s friendly. Like when the cities compete to raise more…

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The Morning After Montreal: Someone Owns The Canadiens

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2021-04-15

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesJacob Markstrom has dominated the Habs in 2021. The Morning After Calgary Flames 4 - Montreal Canadiens 1 Recap - NHL Standings Tidbits -Climbing The Ladder: Mark Giordano netted the GWG in Calgary’s 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. The winner was the 22nd of his career and the most by a Flames defenceman. -731: Mikael Backlund played in his 731st career game last

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Ducharme facing tough decisions to spark Canadiens’ team speed

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2021-04-15

MONTREAL — It took a game like this one to confirm one of the biggest issues the Montreal Canadiens have had for the better part of this season. A game that saw the Calgary Flames, playing the second half of a back-to-back that involved travel, come to the Bell Centre and beat the rested Canadiens to nearly every loose puck. They beat them in the corners, they beat them in front of both nets and beat them 4-1 on the scoreboard to reduce Montreal’s lead on that fourth and final playoff spot in the North Division to just four points. Granted, the Canadiens have three games in hand and four more games to p

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Jacob Markstrom keeps momentum going as Flames chase playoff hopes

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2021-04-15

Minutes after playing his second game in as many nights, Jacob Markstrom sat at the podium without the aid of medical assistance or an IV. A small miracle in the eyes of many in the hockey world who have come to somehow believe it’s simply far too taxing to ask a netminder to play twice in 24 hours. “I feel pretty good,” confirmed Markstrom when asked if he was exhausted after posting back-to-back wins in Toronto and Montreal on consecutive nights. Good thing, as the 31-year-old veteran almost certainly has 13 more consecutive starts ahead. As long as the Calgary Flames are playing meaningful hockey games, y

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HOTN: Opportunistic Leivo

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2021-04-15

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty ImagesJosh Leivo got the Flames a two goal lead with some heads up play. Highlight Of The Night Calgary Flames 4 - Montreal Canadiens 1 The Flames were hanging on to a 2-1 lead in the third when Montreal got a little sloppy with the puck and the Flames made them pay. A solid forecheck by the Flames fourth line caused Montreal to turn the puck over onto the stick of an opportunistic Josh Leivo. Leivo would steal the puck and head to the net and bury a backhander past Jake Allen, giving the Flames some much needed cushion in the final frame.

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Game Takes: Flames 3 Habs 1

Source: Calgary Puck
Date: 2021-04-15

So you’re saying there’s a chance! The Flames dropped a tonne of game leading up to the trade deadline so it was only natural to move assets on a one game win streak and the chance of a playoff spot pretty dim. So consider that lucky, the team didn’t do something foolish and mismanage assets […]

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Flames Pick Up Huge Victory in Montreal

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2021-04-15

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty ImagesThe winning streak extended to three games on Wednesday Calgary Flames 4 - Montreal Canadiens 1 Don’t get sucked back in. Don’t get sucked back in. That’s what I have to keep telling myself as the Calgary Flames picked up their third consecutive victory over a playoff opponent in impressive fashion Wednesday night in Montreal. Coming off of an equally impressive 3-2 overtime victory in Toronto the previous night, the Flames carried the majority of the play tonight and walked out of the Bell Centre with a 4-1 win. In doing so, they moved two points closer to th

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Flames put playoff pressure on Canadiens with important road victory

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2021-04-15

MONTREAL — The Calgary Flames closed the gap on Montreal holding down the North Division’s final playoff spot with a 4-1 win Wednesday over the host Canadiens. Calgary (19-21-3) now trails Montreal (18-13-9) by four points. The two clubs clash again Friday at Bell Centre, and meet four times over the next 12 days. The Flames lead their nine-game season series against 4-1. Calgary captain Mark Giordano led the Flames with a goal and an assist Wednesday. Noah Hanifin, Josh Leivo also scored with Sean Monahan adding the empty-netter. Chris Tanev had a pair of assists. Flames starter Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves in his second win in as many nights after Calgary’s 3-2 overtime victory over the

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