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 and the Flames visit the Ducks
Calgary Flames (50-23-7, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (33-37-10, seventh in the Pacific Division)
Flames clinch Western Conference, Pacific Division
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Calgary Flames scored three times in less than two minutes late in the first period on their way to clinching the top spots in the Western Conference and the Pacific...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — It wasn't discussed before the Calgary Flames took the ice Sunday night.
It didn't have to be.
With a first divisional championship in 13 years within their...
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...
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...
Dubnyk makes 35 saves, Wild beat Flames 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — On an emotional night in which Calgary retired the jersey of Jarome Iginla, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played the role of spoiler.
Trocheck’s shootout goal lifts Panthers over Flames 3-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida goalie James Reimer returned from a benching in his last start and rebounded for the Panthers in a big way Thursday.
Reimer stopped a season-high 41 shots and held strong in the shootout, and Vincent Trocheck scored in the third round to help the Panthers beat the Calgary Flames 3-2, ending a two-game skid.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pavelski leads Sharks in 3-1 win over Flames
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane doesn't know why he keeps putting up big numbers against the Calgary Flames.
Kane had a goal and an assist to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Flames 3-1 Sunday night.
The 27-year old forward, in his 10th season with his fourth team, now has 10 goals and six assists in 12 career games against Calgary.
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.
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.
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.
Calgary signed forward James Neal to a five-year, $28.75 million contract on Monday, giving Johnny Gaudreau and the rest of the Flames a much-needed scoring boost.
Neal has topped 20 goals in each of his 10 NHL seasons, and was considered the top player left on the free-agent market a day after the NHL's signing period opened.
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.
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.
Stone, Flames top Blackhawks 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Stone shot the puck and it ended up in the back of the net. That was Stone's story, and those were the most important details for the Calgary Flames.
Stone scored with 3:30 left on a shot that appeared to be tipped in by Johnny Gaudreau, and the Flames won 3-2 on Tuesday night, beating the Chicago Blackhawks for the second straight game.
Monahan scores in OT, Flames beat Blackhawks 4-3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Nobody has scored more overtime goals than Calgary's Sean Monahan since he entered the NHL in 2013.
Monahan's latest came Saturday night, when he scored 59 seconds into extra time to give the Flames a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, snapping a six-game winless streak.
TJ Brodie waited patiently before dropping the puck into the slot for Monahan, who made no mistake burying his team-leading 24th of the season past Jeff Glass on the blocker side.
Little, Wheeler score in shootout, Jets edge Flames 2-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A skillful display in the shootout and a critical coach's challenge by Paul Maurice helped Winnipeg pick up two important points on Saturday.
Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in the tiebreaker, and the Jets beat Calgary 2-1 to snap the Flames' seven-game winning streak.
Hamilton, Flames beat Hurricanes 4-1 for 7th win in row
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Calgary Flames are going so well, they are rolling to easy victories even without their top scorer.
Dougie Hamilton scored twice, Mike Smith made 38 saves and the Flames ran their winning streak to seven straight games with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
Sean Monahan leads the Flames with 21 goals, but was out because of the flu. Calgary still controlled the entire game.
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.
Hamilton’s overtime goal lifts Calgary past Minnesota 3-2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dougie Hamilton made sure the Calgary Flames started a crucial road trip on a winning note.
Hamilton scored 2:39 into overtime to lift Calgary over the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Micheal Ferland and Sean Monahan each had a goal and assist and Johnny Gaudreau added three assists for the Flames, who began a four-game trip with a season-high fourth straight win. Mike Smith made 33 saves.
Flames use big 2nd period to rally past Kings for 4-3 win
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Flames coach Glen Gulutzan held a meeting Thursday morning and encouraged his players not to panic when they fall behind.
Hours later, they got a chance to practice what he preached and passed the test with flying colors.
Sean Monahan and Micheal Ferland each had a goal and an assist as Calgary scored four times in the second period Thursday night for a 4-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
Dougie Hamilton breaks tie in 3rd, Flames beat Blues 2-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames are becoming more confident as they keep getting rewarded for their improved play.
Dougie Hamilton broke a tie at 7:57 of the third period and Calgary beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Wednesday night.
"Believe in what we're doing and if we're playing well, the wins are going to come," Hamilton said. "We just have to stick with it and we've done that and got rewarded the last two games."
Elliott, Flyers snap 10-game skid with 5-2 win over Flames
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Scott Laughton scored twice, Brian Elliott made 43 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a 10-game losing streak Monday night with a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
Calgary held a wide edge in play, outshooting Philadelphia 45-21, but the opportunistic Flyers scored three times in a 1:11 span of the second period to break open a 1-all game.