CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Calgary Flames starting goalie Brian Elliott in the zone as NHL playoffs get closer and closer

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2017-03-23

On Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals, T.J. Oshie observed what the Calgary Flames have known for the past month. Brian Elliott is in some kind of zone that only the National Hockey League’s elite can find. “There’s something different about goaltenders when they get hot,” Oshie had said about his former St. Louis Blues teammate Elliott.

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Preview: Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators 3/23/17 (74/82)

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-03-23

Like the rest of the games this season, this is a big one as only 3 points separate the Flames and Predators in the Wild Card standings. Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators, 6 PM MT, Bridgestone Arena Nashville TN Broadcast Schedule TV: RSNF, FSTN Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Flames run through the West to the playoffs begins tonight as Calgary hits the ice in Nashville to take on the Predators. All of Calgary’s remaining games are HUGE contests against teams from within the conference that will have major playoff implications (OK, not the Avs game). The Flames are currently 6th in the West and they

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Flames-Predators Game Day

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-03-23

Calgary Flames (41-28-4) at Nashville Predators (36-25-11), 6 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena, TV: Sportsnet Flames, radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan

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Matchsticks & Gasoline Is Looking For Writers!

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-03-23

Are you looking for a fun gig writing about your favorite hockey team? This could be for you!!!! Matchsticks and Gasoline is currently looking to add contributing writers to our team! If you love the Flames and hockey and want to write about them, this could be for you! Join our super talented staff and help cover the Flames. With the playoffs just around the corner there is plenty to write about in regards to the Flames. Applicants should be interested in writing game recaps, opinion pieces, breaking news pieces and live tweeting during the games from our M&G Twitter account. If you’re interested in a gig like that, please apply! Serious inquires only. GO FLAMES GO! Loading...

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Episode 145: Moose!

Source: Fireside Chat
Date: 2017-03-23

In a short episode, the guys sound off on their thoughts over the Tkachuk elbow and what the discipline should be, Curtis Lazar's Flames debut and how he looked and our thoughts on Brian Elliott tieing Mike Vernon's franchise record for consecutive wins.

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Calgary Flames recall wild OT ride the last time they played the Predators in Nashville

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2017-03-22

The last time the Calgary Flames were at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the game got out of hand quickly. To say the least.

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Flames recall runaway game in Nashville

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-03-22

The last time the Calgary Flames were at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the game got out of hand quickly. To say the least. During Wednesday’s media availability, the assembled group of reporters were reminding themselves of the runaway that was the Flames’ overtime victory back on Feb. 21, when one of the main witnesses sauntered by. Mark Giordano chuckled. “6-5,” he reminded the scribes of the final score. Thankfully, there are no pictures on a scoresheet because this one was a finger painting only a mother would love.

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Calgary Flames March Madness: Elite Eight A

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-03-22

Down to the Quarterfinals We’re starting to wind down our Calgary Flames March Madness as we’re back with our fifth day of matchups. Today we move into the quarterfinals with two matchups today, and two on Friday. Results From Last Time: Matchup #12: Micheal Ferland vs Dougie Hamilton (Hamilton wins 64%-36%, will face Tkachuk in the quarterfinal) Matchup #13: Sam Bennett vs

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5 Players Fueling the Flames Surge

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-03-22

The Calgary Flames have quietly become one of the hottest clubs in the entire National Hockey League. While the team’s resurgence and leap up the standings has come as the product of a series of tweaks, changes and adjustments throughout the line-up, it’s possible to narrow down the biggest impacts to just five players. Here are the five players who are primarily fueling the team’s surge up the standings. Johnny Gaudreau Gaudreau’s season neatly follows the three main sections of the Flames season: their awful first month (October 12-November 13), their improved middle section (November 15-January 24) and their excellent last stretch (January 26-present). Having missed the entirety of training camp due to a contract impasse with the Flames, Gaudreau began the season with rough underlying numbers (48.5% Corsi For) and shooting just 9.5%. He wasn’t playing well, nor was

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Eat Crow, Detractors: Dougie Hamilton Has Been Elite This Season

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-03-22

For all the hate spewed his direction, Dougie Hamilton has emerged as an elite defenseman. On Connor McDavid day (also known as the 2015 NHL Entry Draft) Brad Treliving made a shocking move that has been his crowning achievement thus far as General Manager of the Calgary Flames. By trading just the 15th, 45th and 52nd overall picks to the Boston Bruins, Treliving acquired Dougie Hamilton, who was just 22-years-old at the time. Hamilton was already with 3 seasons of NHL experience and was coming off a season where he was a top pairing defenseman with more than 40 points. Within days, Hamilton was signed to a six year contract, significantly altering the landscape of this Calgary Flames hockey club. While the move seemed brilliant at the time and has turned out brilliant today, it has been a weird ri

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