CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

The Morning After Colorado: OMG A GOAL!

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2019-11-20

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Calgary scored a goal.....for real....like an actual goal. Calgary Flames 2 - Colorado Avalanche 3 Recap - NHL Standings Tidbits -Took You Long Enough: The Flames FINALLY scored a goal Tuesday night, this one at the 17:41 mark of the second period. Up until that point the Flames hadn’t scored in se

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Frustrations high in Calgary, but Flames try to stay positive

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2019-11-20

Surprisingly, no one booed Nazem Kadri in his first Calgary appearance since turning down a summertime trade to the Flames. The question was whether they’d boo the Flames. They didn’t, which doesn’t mean the city isn’t full of Flames fans as frustrated as the players. What spared the lads from significant post-game derision was a late, third-period flurry that had the Flames pressing hard for an equalizer that never came in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday. It masked the fact that after giving up the first goal for the 16th time in 24 outings, the Flames then saw the Avs add to the lead later in the first with Andre Burakovsky’s second perfectly placed rocket of the evening. Midway through the second it was, gulp, 3-0. Morale is at a playoff low in Calgary these days, but even though the hosts lost for the fifth-straight time, no one kicked garbage cans, no one read the riot act and no one pointed fingers.

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Episode 224: One Goal All Week?

Source: Fireside Chat
Date: 2019-11-20

The Flames played three games this week, and only managed to score one goal?  This is the team's first time being shutout of back-to-back games since January 2014. Are things as bad as they look for the Calgary Flames this season? How long does the team have to turn things around before the playoffs are out of reach? Matt lays out his case for why it might be time for the Flames to pull the plug on this season, and re-tool the roster instead.

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Flames Fall Behind Early, Drop 5th Straight

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2019-11-20

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Calgary had to play from behind and fell to Colorado 3-2 Tuesday night. Calgary Flames 2 - Colorado Avalanche 3 Complete Stats Scoring Calgary Flames 1st: None 2nd: 17:41- Ryan (4) (Lucic) 3rd:

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Andre Burakovsky Scores Twice, Avalanche Beat Flames 3-2

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-11-20

CALGARY — Andre Burakovsky stayed red-hot with another two goals on Tuesday night, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Calgary Flames. That’s five goals in the last three games for the 24-year-old left-winger, who on this night took advantage of a promotion to the top line and a chance to line up alongside Nathan MacKinnon and Joonas Donskoi. MacKinnon assisted on both Burakovsky goals to give him 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in his last six games. Vladislav Kamev also scored for Colorado (13-6-2), which has won five of its last six. The Avalanche improve to 3-1-0 on a five-game road trip that wraps up on Thursday in Minnesota. Derek Ryan and Andrew Mangiapane scored for Calgary (10-11-3). The slumping Flames are winless in their last five — the last four losses coming in regulation.

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Andre Burakovsky scores twice, Avalanche beat Flames

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2019-11-20

CALGARY — Andre Burakovsky stayed red-hot with another two goals on Tuesday night, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Calgary Flames. That’s five goals in the last three games for the 24-year-old left-winger, who on this night took advantage of a promotion to the top line and a chance to line up alongside Nathan MacKinnon and Joonas Donskoi. MacKinnon assisted on both Burakovsky goals to give him 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in his last six games. Vladislav Kamev

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NHL Live Tracker: Flames vs. Avalanche

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2019-11-20

The Calgary Flames look to snap a four-game losing streak against the Colorado Avalanche, who welcome back goalie Philipp Grubauer after a two-week stint on injured reserve. Follow all the action with the NHL Live Tracker.

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Calgary Flames Are On the Hot Seat

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-11-20

It has been a season of searching so far in Calgary, as they still look for answers offensively and defensively. The Calgary Flames (10-10-3) have now been outscored 12-1 in their last three games and were shut out on back-to-back nights against the Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights on this past weekend trip.  The lack of goals has certainly been criticized in Calgary, of late, but the lack of emotion in games remains a consistent concern and a much more serious issue than an early-season scoring slump. Playing .500 hockey at this point in the season amounts to a massive underachievement by this group, and it leaves the team on the proverbial ‘hot seat’. But it is possible the bar was set too high heading into the season. Yes, the Flames won the Western Conference last season, but it seems to be that it is their play in the postseason, rather than the regular season, that has carried over to this year.

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Zac Rinaldo hopes to spark listless and injury riddled Flames

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2019-11-20

Sean Monahan has been demoted to the second line, Mikael Backlund will take his place and the injuries are mounting for a Calgary Flames team that’s scoreless in two and winless in four. Travis Hamonic’s day-to-day ailment makes him the latest Flame to succumb to injury, joining Sam Bennett (week-to-week) and TJ Brodie, who is still undergoing tests following his recent on-ice collapse. Yet, in the bowels of a snowed-in Saddledome on Tuesday stood a fourth-line mucker as the centre of attention. In search of goals, increased engagement and, ultimately, a win, the Flames surprised many by summoning veteran grinder Zac Rinaldo from Stockton. There were plenty of options, as the Heat are off to a blazing start. But Rinaldo fit the bill for what the Flames felt they need. No, he’s not b

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Staff Predictions: Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2019-11-19

Be afraid.....be very afraid. Staff Predictions Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche, 7 PM MT Preview - Lines Favorite: Colorado Line: -140 O/U: 6 Calgary vs Colorado at Saddledome: 44-32-9 Calgary vs Colorado Overall: 79-71-20 Last 10: 5-5-0

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