Giordano leads Flames past Canucks 3-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mark Giordano is having the type of season that has impressed his teammates on a nightly basis.
He was at it again Saturday night, with a goal and two...
Flames topple Blue Jackets 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — In the first two periods, the Columbus Blue Jackets hit three goal posts.
It was that kind of night.
Johnny Gaudreau scored his team-leading 35th goal and...
Gaudreau’s big night pushes Flames past Devils 9-4
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau busted out of a scoring slump in a big way.
Gaudreau had three goals and three assists, and the Calgary Flames scored six times in the third period on...
Gaudreau powers Flames past Devils 9-4
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau had three goals and three assists, and the Calgary Flames scored six times in the third period on their way to a 9-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With a hot goaltender and a nice run of winning, the Arizona Coyotes have tightened the race for a wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Bill Peters deadpanned that it was the first time he had heard the question.
What did you learn about Johnny Gaudreau that you didn't know before you started coaching him? Midway through his...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a loss nearly two weeks ago, Vegas coach Gerard Gallant yearned for a return of the misfits, the nickname the team adopted during its stellar inaugural season a year ago....
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Tyler Ennis made a return to his home province a night to remember.
Ennis recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 6-2 victory over...
Gaudreau has 2 assists, Flames win season-high 7th straight
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames are rolling after finishing off the Eastern portion of their NHL schedule.
Backlund, Andersson score in 3rd, Flames beat Islanders 3-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Calgary Flames used another strong third period to keep their winning streak going.
Mikael Backlund and Rasmus Andersson scored nearly three minutes apart early in...
Czarnik scores in last minute, Flames beat Senators 2-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Calgary Flames and Matthew Tkachuk got the victory. The Ottawa Senators' Brady Tkachuk earned family bragging rights.
Czarnik, Gaudreau score in 3rd, Flames beat Islanders 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau's scoring drought is over.
Gaudreau's first goal in 10 games and 30th of the season was one of two third-period scores for the Calgary Flames in a 4-2...
Giordano leads Flames to 5-2 win over Coyotes
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Balanced scoring has helped the Calgary Flames snap out of a funk.
Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in the third period to help the Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Monday.
Flames snap 4-game skid, beating Penguins 5-4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A big second period ended up being just enough for the Calgary Flames.
Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary, and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Frolik, Austin Czarnik, Travis Hamonic and Sam Bennett scored during a mid-game 17-minute span for Calgary, which held off a late Pittsburgh charge that included a pair of third-period power-play goals by Evgeni Malkin.
Kucherov, Point pace Lightning to 6-3 win over Flames
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning just keep on rolling.
NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Brayden Point added a goal and two assists, and the Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Kucherov has 88 points, including seven over his last two games after going a pair of games without getting on the scoresheet.
"He has that ability to find guys even when I don't think guys know they're open," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.
Pettersson scores in shootout, Canucks best Flames 4-3
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat credited veteran goalie Jacob Markstrom with Saturday's win over the Calgary Flames.
Markstrom stopped 44 of 47 shots and put up three more saves in the shootout, leading Vancouver to a 4-3 victory over the Flames.
"We couldn't have done it without Marky tonight," Horvat said. "He was absolutely sensational, made key saves at unbelievable times of the hockey game and he was a stud in the shootout again. So big credit to him."
Kane has 2 goals and an assist, Sharks beat Flames 5-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane continued his mastery of the Calgary Flames with another big performance for the San Jose Sharks.
Kane scored twice and added an assist in the Sharks' 5-2 victory Thursday night.
Kane has nine goals and 13 points in five games against the Flames since being acquired from Buffalo in a trade last February.
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Capitals beat Flames 4-3 without Ovechkin to end 7-game skid
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one man can possibly replace Alex Ovechkin for the Washington Capitals. So, forced to play without their captain and leading scorer, the defending Stanley Cup champions used contributions from just about everyone to make up the difference.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal with 57 seconds left, and Washington shook off the absence of its finest player to end a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.
Backlund scores in OT to give Flames 3-2 win over Hurricanes
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — After fading down the stretch last season, the Calgary Flames are determined not to let it happen again.
Mikael Backlund scored 15 seconds into overtime Tuesday night to give the Flames a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Calgary (33-13-5) heads into the All-Star break as the No. 1 team in the Western Conference, six points up on San Jose.
Flames stay hot with 5-2 victory over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames are getting some offense from just about everyone right now.
Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over the rival Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
Jack Eichel scores in OT to lift Sabres past Flames, 4-3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jack Eichel battled through some misfortune before scoring the overtime winner for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
Seconds after putting a backhand off the post, Buffalo's captain rifled a low shot past Dave Rittich, on the Calgary goaltender's glove side 70 seconds into OT.
Giordano scores a pair, Flames rout Coyotes 7-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano celebrated his 800th NHL game in style.
Giordano had two goals and an assist and the Flames defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 Sunday night.
"Whenever you're playing in a milestone game, you want to win it, first and foremost," Flames coach Bill Peters said. "When you win it and you're plus-five with three points, that's something you can tell your kids and they're going to look it up and hey, it wasn't a lie. Good for him."
Frolik rallies streaking Flames to 4-3 win over Panthers
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Stuck on the bench for most of the first period, Michael Frolik got promoted and made the most of it.
After rejoining the second line with Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk, Frolik had a goal and two assists to lead the streaking Calgary Flames to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Giordano has 3 assists, Flames down Avalanche 5-3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mark Giordano has been defying his age all season.
The 35-year-old defenseman had three more assists Wednesday night and the Calgary Flames kept right on rolling with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — TJ Brodie scored 1:59 into overtime, sending the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Matthew Tkachuk tied it at 3 with 4:17 left in regulation, and then assisted on Brodie's fifth of the season.
Philadelphia's Jordan Weal turned the puck over in the Flyers' offensive zone to set up a 2-on-1 break. Tkachuk sent a cross-ice pass to Brodie, who beat Carter Hart to give the Pacific Division leaders the win.
Missouri organist splits time between church and hockey
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeremy Boyer had a doubleheader with God and hockey.
On a recent Sunday morning, Boyer sat at a new organ in the choir loft at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Oakville, where he works as the music director. Mass was starting, and Bishop Mark Rivituso waved incense over the keys of the new instrument.
"We beg you Lord to bless this organ, which we dedicate to your service," the bishop prayed.
DeBrusk, Marchand lift Bruins over Flames 6-4
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins slowed down Johnny Gaudreau just enough Thursday night, and that got them past the high-scoring Calgary Flames.
Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand each had two goals, and Boston built off its Winter Classic victory by beating the Western Conference-leading Flames 6-4.
Boston has won three in a row and six of eight. Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 shots, and John Moore and David Pastrnak also scored.
Flames rally for 5-3 win, hand Red Wings 6th straight loss
DETROIT (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau capped a memorable day with another splendid performance.
Gaudreau had a goal and three assists, and the Calgary Flames rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Earlier in the day, Gaudreau was named the NHL's second star for the month of December — and he was part of the Pacific Division All-Star roster, which was also released Wednesday.
Edler scores in OT, Canucks defeat Flames 3-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The play of Alex Edler has the Vancouver Canucks on a roll.
Edler scored the overtime winner, had an assist and led both teams with more than 27 minutes of ice time as the Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night.
Just over three minutes into a back-and-forth overtime, Edler took a pass from Brock Boeser and his shot dribbled through the pads of David Rittich.
Winnipeg Jets D Dustin Byfuglien fined for slashing
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien for slashing Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau.
The league announced the $2,500 fine on Friday.
The slashing occurred 17:51 into the third period of Calgary's 4-1 win Thursday night at Winnipeg. Byfuglien was assessed a minor penalty.
Gaudreau’s hat trick leads Flames past Jets, 4-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau supplied the offense and heaped praise on netminder David Rittich.
Gaudreau had a hat trick as the Calgary Flames ended a three-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Mark Jankowski had a short-handed, third-period goal for Calgary. Sean Monahan contributed three assists and Elias Lindholm added a pair.
Rittich made 35 saves.
"I think Ritter, Dave Rittich, played out of his mind tonight," Gaudreau said.
David Perron, Jake Allen lead Blues past Flames, 3-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — St. Louis goalie Jake Allen rebounded at the Calgary Flames' expense.
Pulled after allowing four first period goals in home loss to Calgary last Sunday and after giving up another four goals Thursday in a loss at Vancouver, Allen made 28 saves in the Blues' 3-1 victory over the Flames on Saturday.
Lightning rally for shootout win over Flames
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Louis Domingue missed J.T. Miller's winning shootout goal on Thursday night.
"I wasn't watching," Domingue said. "I was drinking water. That's kind of what I do, honestly, and it worked out."
Miller and Victor Hedman scored in the tiebreaker and Domingue had 33 saves, leading the surging Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames.
Bishop, Khudobin combine for shutout, Stars beat Flames 2-0
DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop got help from backup Anton Khudobin, and together they made franchise history.
Bishop and Khudobin teamed up for the first combined shutout for the Dallas Stars in a 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Jamie Benn and Radek Faksa scored for the Stars as they dominated the first two periods.
Tkachuk gets 1st goal in hometown, leads Flames over Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk spent his childhood dreaming of scoring an NHL goal in his hometown.
It became reality Sunday.
Tkachuk got his first goal in the city where his dad was a star, Johnny Gaudreau and Alan Quine each scored twice, and the Calgary Flames beat the St. Louis Blues 7-2.
Tkachuk’s goal in 3rd gives Flames 2-1 win over Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Once the rough stuff was out of the way, the Calgary Flames settled in and clamped down on the Minnesota Wild.
The surprise leaders of the Pacific Division, the Flames have proven this season to be feisty and flexible.
Matthew Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, backup goalie David Rittich made 34 saves, and the Flames hung on to beat the Wild 2-1 on Saturday.
Gaudreau’s overtime goal rallies Flames past Flyers 6-5
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames showed off their resilience in another impressive win.
Gaudreau scored 35 seconds into overtime, and the Flames rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Wednesday night.
Calgary trailed 5-3 before Sean Monahan and Rasmus Andersson scored in the final 68 seconds of third period. Gaudreau then secured the Flames' sixth win in seven games with his 13th goal of the season.
Koskinen, McDavid help Oilers beat Flames 1-0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defense under new head coach Ken Hitchcock.
Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday.
"It takes a lot of effort to play good defense, especially against a team like that that has so many skilled, offensive players," Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson said.
Koskinen, McDavid help Oilers beat Flames 1-0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday.
The Oilers have won three straight and have gone 6-1-0 in their last seven games.
The Flames had a five-game winning streak snapped, and are 9-2-1 in their last 12 outings.
David Rittich made 29 saves in a losing effort for Calgary.
Kylington gets 1st NHL goal, Flames beat Predators 5-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Despite a depleted lineup, the Calgary Flames showed their depth and kept their winning streak going.
Oliver Kylington scored his first NHL goal and helped set up Garnet Hathaway's tiebreaking score as the Flames beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Smith has 31 saves, Lindholm scores 2 as Flames top Wild 2-0
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mike Smith pumped his fist at the final buzzer, letting himself enjoy another shutout.
"That's the only time of the game I can celebrate, is when we win the game," Smith said.
Smith made 31 saves, Elias Lindholm scored twice and the Calgary Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Thursday night.
Monahan, Lindholm lead Flames past Blackhawks 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — The Calgary Flames might not have been at their best Sunday night, yet they got the breaks they needed.
Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm each had a goal and an assist as Calgary edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 and moved into first place in the Pacific Division.
Derek Ryan also scored and Johnny Gaudreau had two assists for the Flames, who won their second straight game and for the third time in four contests.
Backlund scores twice, Flames top Kings 4-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau didn't let frustration get the better of him on Friday.
After ringing a shot off the crossbar and hitting a pair of posts, Gaudreau scored the eventual game-winner on the power play at 7:44 of the third period as his Calgary Flames beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1.
Tyler Seguin scores in OT, Stars beat Flames 4-3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn took full advantage of a poor defensive effort by the Calgary Flames.
Seguin scored 24 seconds into overtime, with an assist from Benn, to give the Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over Calgary on Wednesday night.
Benn knocked the puck into the slot, where Seguin was wide open and put a shot inside the post on David Rittich.
Flames send forward Klimchuk to Leafs for defenseman Nielsen
TORONTO (AP) — The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Andrew Nielsen from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in exchange for forward Morgan Klimchuk.
Nielsen, 22, has played in eight games for the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies this season, recording three assists. He has 20 goals and 50 assists through 152 AHL games.
Coach hit by puck, Flames rout Coyotes 6-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, former Coyotes goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout and the Calgary Flames routed Arizona 6-1 on Sunday.
Smith, making his first start in five games, made 28 saves in his first win since Nov. 1.
Calgary led 6-0 before Clayton Keller scored for Arizona with 6:16 remaining.
Three of the Flames' goals were short-handed. The Coyotes have allowed five shorted-handed goals in their last two games.