Mike Smith and David Rittich helped the Calgary Flames finish first in the Western Conference.
Yet there are still questions about how far those goalies can carry their team in the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Calgary Flames made wholesale changes to their lineup, sitting two top forwards and four defensemen one night after winning the Pacific Division and securing home-ice...
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...
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...
Lightning win 10th straight, Flames streak to 7th in a row
NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Hedman scored at 3:25 of overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak to a franchise-record 10 games with a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on...
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.
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.
Gaudreau scores twice as Flames beat Blackhawks 4-3
CHICAGO (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau had a blast during Calgary's short stay in Chicago.
Gaudreau scored two more goals, David Rittich made 32 saves and the Flames beat the Blackhawks 4-3 on Monday.
The 25-year-old Gaudreau extended his goal-scoring streak to five games one night after the New Jersey native watched his beloved Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears 16-15 in the first round of the NFL playoffs.
Brodie’s OT goal leads Flames past Flyers 3-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flames just needed to get out of their own way.
TJ Brodie scored 1 minute, 59 seconds into overtime after Matthew Tkachuk tied it with 4:17 left in regulation to lead Calgary to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rittich, Hamonic lead Flames to 1-0 win over Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich was more than happy to share the credit after getting his first career shutout.
It was a perfectly reasonable position from Rittich after seeing the hard work put in on both ends of the ice by defenseman Travis Hamonic and the Flames.
Rittich stopped 21 shots and Hamonic scored to help the Flames to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Flames rally in 3rd again, beat Blackhawks 5-3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames stuck to an unconventional winning formula on Saturday night.
Sean Monahan, Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund scored in the third period, and the Flames again rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Monahan finished with two goals and Matthew Tkachuk also scored as Calgary got its fifth win this season when trailing after two periods.
Petry, Drouin lead Canadiens to a 3-2 win over Flames
MONTREAL (AP) — Calgary goalie David Rittich did everything he could to keep the Flames in contention with Montreal, but the Canadiens were just too much Tuesday night.
Jeff Petry and Jonathan Drouin each had a goal and an assist, leading Montreal to a 3-2 win over the Flames, the Canadiens' fourth win in five games.
Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens, who have lost once in eight games this season. Carey Price made 21 saves.
Gaudreau, Hathaway score twice as Flames top Rangers 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — The Calgary Flames have had trouble winning in New York in recent seasons. Opportunistic scoring and stellar goaltending changed that on this trip.
Johnny Gaudreau and Garnet Hathaway each scored twice and backup goalie David Rittich made 44 saves as the Flames snapped a six-game losing streak at Madison Square Garden with a 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — David Rittich was one save short of his first career shutout in Buffalo on Wednesday night. He came one penalty shot stop away from one in Ottawa two nights later.
They were both wins — and that's all that mattered to the Calgary goaltender, who made 29 saves in the Flames' 2-1 victory over the Senators.
Flames snap 4-game skid with 5-1 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Flames rookie goalie David Rittich cared little about missing out on his first career shutout bid with 18 seconds left.
The first 25 shots he stopped mattered more — and Calgary snapping a four-game skid to gain ground in a tightly contested Western Conference playoff race with a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
Marchand scores in OT to lift Bruins over Flames 2-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal 3:36 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday.
After a turnover by defenseman TJ Brodie deep in the Flames end, Riley Nash sprung Marchand on a breakaway and he slipped the puck through the pads of rookie goaltender David Rittich.
Luongo returns, Matheson scores 2 as Panthers beat Flames
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mike Matheson scored twice, Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists, and the Florida Panthers beat the Calgary Flames 6-3 Saturday night.
Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots in his first appearance since a groin injury on Dec. 4, and picked up his first win since Nov. 27.
Tkachuk, Hamilton lead Flames over Predators, 4-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If the Flames were weary at the end of their long trip, it didn't show against the Predators.
Matthew Tkachuk and Dougie Hamilton each had a goal and an assist in Calgary's 4-3 victory over Nashville on Thursday night.
Mark Jankowski and Curtis Lazar also scored, and David Rittich made 29 saves. The Flames won two of their last three to finish 4-2 on their longest trip of the season.
Tkachuk scores 2 in 3rd to rally Flames past Islanders, 3-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk leaped into the air and hugged Travis Hamonic after scoring the tiebreaking goal late in the third period.
Tkachuk's second in less than 9 1/2 minutes came with 1:05 left and lifted the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday night.
Monahan scores 2 goals as Flames beat Devils 3-2
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Getting ready to play the Flames, the New Jersey Devils knew they had to stop Calgary's top line of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Michael Ferland if they wanted to win.
They didn't, and they didn't.
Gaudreau scored the go-ahead goal and set up Monahan's second of the game, and the Flames won their third straight with a 3-2 decision on Thursday night.
Flames top Panthers 4-2 for sixth straight win
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Calgary Flames are riding a hot streak up the Pacific Division standings.
Mikael Backlund had an empty-net goal and a pair of assists, helping lift the Flames to their sixth straight victory with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. The streak is the longest active run in the NHL.
Sharks rally to beat Flames on Donskoi’s shootout goal
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose rookie Joonas Donskoi wasn't very happy with his overall game. He felt he had to make up for a tripping penalty that led to Calgary's second goal of the first period.
Everything turned out all right in the end.
Donskoi scored the winning goal in a shootout, and the Sharks rallied to beat the Flames 3-2 on Thursday for their third straight victory.
Rittich makes 24 saves for first NHL win, Flames top Avs 3-2
DENVER (AP) — David Rittich was happy to help the Calgary Flames end their road trip on a high note. His teammates were happier that the rookie goaltender notched his first NHL win.
Rittich stopped 24 shots, Micheal Ferland and Mikael Backlund scored in the final minute of the second period, and the Calgary Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night.
Dougie Hamilton also scored, and Backlund added an assist for the Flames.