Held at bay, Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5
DENVER (AP) — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP.
After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist 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...
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.
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...
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.
Ryan, Lindhom, Hanifin lift Flames in return to Raleigh
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Peters' return to Carolina went about as perfectly as he could have imagined.
He has the players he brought with him to Calgary to thank for that.
Derek Ryan, Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin all scored in their first game back in Carolina, and the Flames beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in Peters' return to Raleigh.
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.
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.
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.
Gaudreau, Tkachuk, Monahan lead Flames past Sharks 8-5
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Flames are alone in first place heading into the new year thanks to a big game from their best players.
Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each scored twice and added two assists, propelling Calgary to an 8-5 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.
Sean Monahan had five assists for the Flames, a career high for points in one game. Gaudreau and Tkachuk tied their career bests.
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.
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.
Lindholm scores twice, Flames rally past Oilers 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Elias Lindholm is having a breakout season with Calgary.
Lindholm scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the Flames rallied from two down to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Saturday night.
After deflecting Noah Hanifin's point shot into Mikko Koskinen's pads, Lindholm knocked in the rebound at 9:10 of the third. He added an empty-netter for his team-leading 11th goal — his career high is 17 set in 2014-15.
Flames score 5 straight in 3rd to rally past Avalanche 6-5
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Down by three goals going into the third period, the Calgary Flames were far from done.
Mark Giordano had a goal and two assists, and Calgary scored five straight times in the third to rally past the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 on Thursday night.
With the game tied 4-all, Giordano scored the go-ahead goal at 13:47 when he jumped up into the rush, took a pass from Mikael Backlund and snapped a shot over the blocker of goaltender Semyon Varlamov.
Monahan, Lindholm net 3rd-period goals, Flames top Leafs 3-1
TORONTO (AP) — Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm scored in a 55-second span of the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
Lindholm and Monahan each added an assist as Calgary snapped a three-game losing streak. Michael Frolik added an empty-net goal to seal it. Mike Smith made 24 saves.
Nazem Kadri, playing his 500th NHL game, scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen stopped 31 shots.
Monahan, Lindholm lead Flames past Leafs 3-1
TORONTO (AP) — Booed out of their own building after a lopsided loss last week, the Calgary Flames recommitted to their defensive structure and the move paid off against Toronto.
Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm scored in a 55-second span of the third period to lead the Flames to a 3-1 victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Gaudreau scores in OT to lift Flames over Avalanche 3-2
DENVER (AP) — The Calgary Flames' strong finish rendered their slow start into an afterthought.
Elias Lindholm scored the tying goal with 1:54 left in regulation and Johnny Gaudreau put in a goal in the first minute of overtime, lifting the Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
Smith, Monahan lead Flames over Predators 3-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Smith and Calgary's defenders were plenty busy in Smith's 37th career shutout.
Smith made 43 saves and Sean Monahan scored twice to lead the Flames to a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Elias Lindholm also scored and Johnny Gaudreau assisted on all three goals for Calgary, winners of two of three.
The loss was Nashville's first after a pair of road wins to open the season.
Lindholm scores twice, Flames beat Canucks 7-4
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters is seeing a payoff for moving newcomer Elias Lindholm onto the Flames' top line.
Lindholm scored his first two goals with Calgary and the Flames scored four unanswered goals in the third period for a 7-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
The Swede, acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in a trade at the June draft, scored a power-play goal that was the eventual game-winner at 14:28 of the third period.
Yamamoto scores twice on 20th birthday, Oilers beat Flames
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kailer Yamamoto celebrated his 20th birthday with two goals in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-3 preseason victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
Yamamoto got his second of the game early in the third period, tapping a goalmouth feed from Drake Caggiula behind goalie Mike Smith to complete the scoring. Yamamoto has six goals in six exhibition games.
Flames sign defenseman Noah Hanifin to 6-year deal
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames signed defenseman Noah Hanifin to a six-year, $29.7 million contract Thursday.
The 21-year-old Hanifin had 10 goals and 22 assists in 79 games for the Carolina Hurricanes last season. He joined the Flames along with forward Elias Lindholm in a June 23 deal that sent defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Adam Fox and forward Micheal Ferland to Carolina.
Flames come away as biggest winner at NHL draft
DALLAS (AP) — Having no picks in the first three rounds made it look as though it would be a quiet, boring and ineffective weekend for the Calgary Flames.
DALLAS (AP) — Dougie Hamilton got home from a workout, turned on the TV to watch the NHL draft and saw his name on the screen as part of a trade to the Carolina Hurricanes.
"That's where I found out," Hamilton said.
He might want to stay tuned because the Hurricanes are just getting started.
Lindholm scores in OT, Carolina beats Tampa Bay 3-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes haven't had much to celebrate at their arena in recent years, at least when it comes to the playoffs. At the end of another listless season, they kept the Tampa Bay Lightning from partying there.
Elias Lindholm scored 49 seconds into overtime, and the Hurricanes prevented Tampa Bay from clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference by beating the Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night.
McGinn scores 2 as Hurricanes beat Avalanche 3-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters wants his team to see the big picture and not just focus on the playoff standings.
Brock McGinn scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Jeff Skinner also scored, Elias Lindholm had two assists and Cam Ward stopped 29 shots to help Carolina remain one point ahead of Columbus for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
Lindholm scores 2 goals, Hurricanes beat Red Wings 3-1
DETROIT (AP) — Elias Lindholm made the most of his chance to fill in for Sebastian Aho on Carolina's top line.
Lindholm's second goal of the game broke a third-period tie and the Hurricanes went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night.
Lindholm played an increased role in the team's first game this season without Aho, its leading scorer. Aho is out with a concussion and lower-body injury.
Tyler Johnson has 3 goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 5-4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson's slow start seems like a long time ago now.
Johnson had three goals, Jake Dotchin scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Tuesday night.
"Just being in the right spot at the right time," Johnson said.
NHL-leading Tampa Bay also got a goal from Victor Hedman, and Brayden Point had three assists. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves.
Ovechkin’s 2nd goal lifts Capitals over Hurricanes 5-4 in OT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 26th goal 1:57 into overtime and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
Ovechkin also tied it with 7:15 left in regulation, with Nicklas Backstrom assisting on both goals. Alex Chiasson, Devante Smith-Pelly and Dmitry Orlov each scored for the Capitals, who went to overtime for the sixth time in eight games.
Ovechkin’s 2nd goal leads Capitals past Hurricanes 5-4 in OT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Washington Capitals felt they gave away two goals. Alex Ovechkin got them right back when it mattered most.
Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 26th goal 1:57 into overtime and the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
"It's almost like whenever he decides to end it, he can just go do it," linemate Devante Smith-Pelly said.
Hanifin and Hurricanes start fast in 4-1 win over Predators
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fast start by Carolina spelled an early exit for Pekka Rinne.
Noah Hanifin had a goal and two assists to lead an early outburst that carried the Hurricanes past the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Thursday night.
Derek Ryan had a goal and an assist, and Elias Lindholm and Victor Rask also scored for the Hurricanes, who have won four of five. Cam Ward made 28 saves.
Kevin Fiala got the goal for Nashville, which has lost two straight.
Hanifin scores late in OT to lift Hurricanes past Panthers
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After Carolina twice gave up one-goal leads in a brawl-filled game against Florida, the Hurricanes' last goal gave the Panthers no chance to respond.
Noah Hanifin scored from the right doorstep on a pass by Elias Lindholm with 2 seconds left in overtime, giving the Hurricanes a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.
Teravainen scores twice, Hurricanes beat Islanders 4-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho's scoring surge seems to be rubbing off on his teammates.
Aho had a goal and two assists, Teuvo Teravainen scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Sunday night.
Aho has scored in four straight games after failing to get a goal in his first 15 games this season. Carolina has won three of those four games, including Saturday night over Buffalo.
Jooris scores 2 to lead Hurricanes past Maple Leafs, 6-3
TORONTO (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes simply took advantage of their opportunities and pulled out a big win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Josh Jooris scored twice, Teuvo Teravainen had a three-point night and the Hurricanes beat the Maple Leafs 6-3 on Thursday night.
Stempniak, Nordstrom lead Hurricanes past Red Wings, 4-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Just three weeks ago the Carolina Hurricanes were fighting to stay out of last place in the Metropolitan Division. Now, a furious run has them on the brink of a playoff spot.
Lee Stempniak and Joakim Nordstrom scored about five minutes apart in the first period, and the Hurricanes beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Tuesday night in the teams' second meeting in two nights.
Stempniak scores twice, Hurricanes down Canadiens 4-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Trying to keep pace in the postseason race, the Carolina Hurricanes took care of business in an arena at which they haven't had much luck recently.
Lee Stempniak scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to nine games and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Skinner scores 2 to lead Hurricanes past Predators
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As Jeff Skinner goes, often times so go the Carolina Hurricanes.
Skinner was on his game Saturday night, scoring in each of the first two periods to lead Hurricanes to a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators. It was Skinner's fifth multi-goal game and sixth multi-point effort of the season, and gave him 25 goals for the fourth time in his seven-year career.