16 wins! And a number of other things for the NHL playoffs

Hockey 04/10/19, 02:35

Welcome back to the playoffs , New York Islanders. Same goes for you, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina and Calgary.All five teams are returning to the postseason after at least one season off (or nine, for the Hurricanes). It's a familiar number: In 12 of the last 14 seasons, the playoff ...

Gaudreau and Peters have Flames cruising toward playoffs

Hockey 03/07/19, 02:45

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 first season with the Calgary Flames, Peters has his answer scripted by now."Just his competitiveness," Peters said. "Everyone ...

Ryan, Lindhom, Hanifin lift Flames in return to Raleigh

Hockey 02/03/19, 17:00

Derek Ryan, Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin all scored in their first game back in Carolina, and the Calgary Flames beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in coach Bill Peters' return to Raleigh.Peters resigned as Carolina's coach last offseason and took over in Calgary. Shortly after, the Flames acquired Lindholm ...

Backlund scores in OT to give Flames 3-2 win over Hurricanes

Hockey 01/23/19, 00:46

Mikael Backlund scored 15 seconds into overtime Tuesday night to give the Calgary 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.Oliver Kylington and Mark Jankowski also scored for the ...

Summer coaching changes paying major dividends across NHL

Sports 01/09/19, 02:14

It wasn't the 15-hour flight to China for training camp that had general manager Brad Treliving's head spinning.It was the pace of Bill Peters' first practice as coach of the Calgary Flames."I was tired watching it," Treliving said.Peters has lost no time in helping the Flames improve and reach first ...

Coach hit by puck, Flames rout Coyotes 6-1

Hockey 11/25/18, 19:21

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 ...

Flames coach Bill Peters hit in face by puck

Hockey 11/25/18, 17:56

Calgary coach Bill Peters needed stitches in his left jaw after being hit with a puck during the Flames' 6-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.Peters left for about 10 minutes of game time in the second period before returning.He was hit with 16:23 left in the period and ...

Bailey’s OT goal lifts Islanders past Carolina, 2-1

Hockey 10/04/18, 22:07

Josh Bailey scored a power-play goal 43 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders opened the season by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night.Valtteri Filppula also scored as the Islanders began the post-John Tavares era by giving Barry Trotz a victory in his debut with the team ...

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