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...
Monahan scores twice, lead Flames over Ducks 6-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The hats came flying from the stands when Sean Monahan scored his last goal of the game.
The only problem was that it was Monahan's second goal after an earlier goal...
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...
Smith makes 18 saves as Flames top Senators 5-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's fourth-line forwards provided all the offense the Flames needed against the Ottawa Senators.
Andrew Mangiapane, Garnet Hathaway and Derek Ryan combined on...
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tkachuk scores late, Gaudreau in OT as Flames beat Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau's magic touch has the Calgary Flames pointed back in the right direction.
One day after setting up the winning goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Gaudreau scored 2:40 into overtime to lead the Flames to a 2-1 comeback victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
He did it in style, too. After Matthew Tkachuk scored with 55.3 seconds in the third period, Gaudreau and Mark Giordano completed a pretty give-and-go that left Gaudreau alone with an open net.
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.
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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.
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.
Gillies, Backlund lead Flames to 5-1 win over Avalanche
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Frolik took a pass from Mikael Backlund in the slot and fired a shot past goalie Semyon Varlamov just 18 seconds after the opening faceoff. The Calgary Flames didn't let up.
Jon Gillies made 28 saves for his second straight victory, Backlund had a goal and two assists and the Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 on Saturday.
Marchessault keys late flurry as Knights stun Flames 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — With a flurry of quick goals in the waning moments, the Vegas Golden Knights rallied for a record-tying victory Tuesday night.
Jonathan Marchessault scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist as the Golden Knights scored three times in the final two minutes for a 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
The Carolina Hurricanes are on winter vacation. Whether soaking up the sun or taking the family to the Magic Kingdom, players, coaches and team officials have a mandated, four-day break before resuming the schedule Saturday night in Detroit. (They will practice Friday in Raleigh.) And, when they return to the ice they’ll face a very bumpy road to snapping the ongoing 8-year postseason drought.
Hamilton scores with 16 seconds left, Flames beat Ducks
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dougie Hamilton was as surprised as anybody that he was left alone in the slot late in Saturday night's game.
Hamilton made it count, scoring with 16 seconds left to lift the Calgary Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Saturday night. Hamilton took a pass from Micheal Ferland and tucked a shot past John Gibson to give the Flames their third straight win.
Giordano scores in OT to lift Flames over Blackhawks
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The recent promotion of Matthew Tkachuk onto Calgary's No. 1 power-play unit is paying off.
Tkachuk scored twice and Mark Giordano scored 52 seconds into overtime to lift the Flames over the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Sunday night.
Calgary's power play was in a 2-for-31 slump when coach Glen Gulutzan made some personnel changes to his top unit on Thursday. One move was inserting Tkachuk into the role of net-front presence.
Gaudreau extends point streak to 10 as Flames beat Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist to extend his career-best point streak to 10 games and the Calgary Flames beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night.
Gaudreau scored and assisted on Sean Monahan's goal, one of two on the power play for Calgary, which has won four of its past five. Mikael Backlund and captain Mark Giordano also scored for the Flames, who got 29 saves from Mike Smith.
Gaudreau extends point streak to 10 as Flames beat Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau would rather talk about anything other than his offensive production. He's just making it impossible to avoid.
Gaudreau had a goal and an assist to extend his career-best point streak to 10 games and lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday night. Gaudreau, nicknamed "Johnny Hockey," has eight goals and 11 assists, and the Flames are 7-3-0 in that time.
Smith makes 43 saves, Giordano scores in OT, Flames top Pens
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — It was another strong performance from Mike Smith on Thursday night.
Smith made 43 saves, Mark Giordano scored 2:19 into overtime and the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1.
"It was one of the best goalie performances I've seen in a long time," Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said.
Giordano fired a perfect shot over Tristan Jarry's glove off a pass by Matthew Tkachuk.
Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary, which is 2-1-0 during a seven-game homestand.
Smith makes 43 saves to lift Flames over Ducks 2-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Early in his first season with Calgary, Mike Smith is already helping the Flames purge some unwanted history.
Smith made 43 saves and the Flames ended a 25-game skid at Honda Center with a 2-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Calgary hadn't won at Anaheim since Jan. 19, 2004. It ended that streak behind a gem from Smith, acquired in a trade with Arizona in the offseason.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames, the San Francisco 49ers and the U.S. Tennis Association were among the winners at the Sports Humanitarian Awards.
Giordano won the newly named Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, the 49ers won the team award and the USTA won the League Leadership Award at the third annual ceremony Tuesday night in downtown Los Angeles. Ali's daughter, Laila, co-hosted the event with ESPN's Mike Greenberg.
Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano are Messier finalists
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbus left wing Nick Foligno, Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano are the finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.
Hall of Famer Messier selected the finalists announced Thursday. The winner will be announced June 21 at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cam Fowler has returned to practice with the Anaheim Ducks, and the All-Star defenseman could be on target for a quick return to the Stanley Cup contenders' lineup.
Nearly three weeks after injuring his knee, Fowler skated with his teammates at Honda Center on Sunday when they returned from a three-day break after sweeping Calgary out of the first round of the postseason.
Ducks rest up and await winner of Oilers-Sharks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A first-round sweep opens the door for some welcome news for the Anaheim Ducks: a bit of rest and maybe some help on the bench.
Injured defensemen Sami Vatanen and Cam Fowler are closing in on a return to the Ducks, who haven't lost in regulation in 18 games dating to March 10. The Ducks beat Calgary in four games to open the playoffs despite largely playing without two of their top three defensemen.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen was a late scratch from Game 2 of Anaheim's first-round playoff series with the Calgary Flames.
Korbinian Holzer made his NHL playoff debut Saturday night in place of Vatanen, who has an upper-body injury.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the opening seconds, and he leveled Calgary's Mark Giordano with a statement-making check in the third period.
There will be no slow start for the Anaheim Ducks in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Their captain simply wouldn't allow it.
Bad blood carries over into Ducks-Flames playoff series
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving sent a shot across the bow of the Anaheim Ducks on Monday ahead of their playoff series.
"For someone to suggest that Mark Giordano is a dirty player or it was an intentional hit, those are asinine comments," Treliving said. "I don't think making comments about opposing players . . . there's a method to the madness there. It's to try to put something in the officials' heads going into the series."
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler will miss at least the start of the postseason after a knee-on-knee hit from Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano.
Ducks general manager Bob Murray said Thursday that his All-Star defenseman could be sidelined between two and six weeks. The Ducks expect to know more after further tests, but Fowler definitely will miss the start of the Ducks' playoff run.
Ducks beat Flames 3-1, but lose Fowler to injury
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cam Fowler crumpled immediately after Mark Giordano's knee-to-knee hit, and he couldn't leave the ice under his own power.
Although the Anaheim Ducks moved significantly closer to a fifth straight Pacific Division title Tuesday night, postseason success seems farther away without their All-Star defenseman.
Gaudreau, Monahan lift Flames over Kings 5-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau showed off a little bit of everything in his arsenal to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night.
Gaudreau set up goals by Sean Monahan and Michael Stone to give the Flames an early lead, then scored the second of two Calgary goals 50 seconds apart early in the second period.
Elliott gets 10th straight win as Flames beat Stars 3-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Elliott was a long way from being healthy but you couldn't tell from the way he played against the Dallas Stars.
Elliott, back after missing a game due to the flu, stopped 24 shots for his 10th straight win, Mark Giordano had a goal and two assists, and the Calgary Flames beat the Stars 3-1 Friday night.
Bruins win 5-2 to end Flames’ 10-game winning streak
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — David Backes gave the Bruins a sigh of relief when he returned to the ice. Then he gave them a lift just a few minutes later.
On his second shift back from the medical room, Backes scored the go-ahead goal to help Boston stop Calgary's 10-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night.
Flames blow 4-1 lead, rally to beat Predators 6-5 in OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Calgary Flames are showing they have some offensive firepower along with resiliency. They needed every bit in their visit to Music City.
Mark Giordano scored 43 seconds into overtime, and the Flames edged the Nashville Predators 6-5 on Tuesday night in a crucial game between teams holding the Western Conference's wild cards.