Canada’s Stanley Cup drought reaches 26 years

Hockey 04/23/19, 22:31

Many current NHL players were either not yet born or too young to remember the last time a Canadian team hoisted the Stanley Cup. The drought now stands at 26 years after all three Canadian teams were eliminated in the opening round of the 2018-19 playoffs.The Boston Bruins defeated Toronto ...

Avalanche moving on in playoffs for 1st time since 2008

Hockey 04/20/19, 14:49

The brief message on social media from Colorado defenseman Nikita Zadorov was rhetorical in nature: "How is your bracket ?"Because obviously, it's pretty messy.The eighth-seeded Avalanche certainly played a big role in that. Colorado knocked off the Calgary Flames — the top team in the West — in five games ...

Avalanche beat Flames 5-1 in Game 5 to advance to 2nd round

Sports 04/20/19, 00:27

Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 of their playoff series Friday night to advance to the second round.Gabriel Landeskog also scored, and Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie each had three assists as ...

Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs beat Flames 3-2 in Game 4

Hockey 04/18/19, 00:35

Mikko Rantanen scored on a slap shot 10:23 into overtime after tying the game with a goal late in regulation and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the teams' best-of-seven series.Moments after weathering a penalty, ...

Makar shines in NHL debut, Avs beat Flames 6-2 for 2-1 lead

Hockey 04/16/19, 00:15

Nathan MacKinnon scored twice in the first period and set up newly signed rookie Cale Makar's first NHL goal in his debut as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.Matt Nieto added a short-handed goal, and ...

‘No easy shifts’ as first-round series get tight and nasty

Sports 04/14/19, 14:32

It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas."There are no easy shifts out there, no easy games and no easy plays," he said. "It's hand-to-hand combat out there."Subban and the Central Division-winning Predators needed ...

MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Flames to even series

Sports 04/14/19, 01:18

Nathan MacKinnon scored 8:27 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche tied their first-round series with the Calgary Flames at a game apiece with a 3-2 win Saturday night.After Philipp Grubauer stopped Michael Frolik at one end, the puck went up ice, where a pass from Mikko Rantanen sprung MacKinnon down ...

Tkachuk, Smith lift Flames over Avalanche 4-0 in Game 1

Hockey 04/12/19, 00:31

Matthew Tkachuk scored twice and Mike Smith made 26 saves for his first playoff shutout in nearly seven years, and the Calgary Flames blanked the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.Rookie Andrew Mangiapane and Mikael Backlund also scored as Calgary ...

Speed of Avs, Flames on display in 1st-ever playoff meeting

Hockey 04/10/19, 16:26

The Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames have never crossed paths in the playoffs.Not in the days of Joe Sakic or Jarome Iginla (who later would become an Avalanche player). Not in the tenure of Bob Hartley (he coached both, including the Avalanche to a Stanley Cup title in 2000-01).The first ...

Flames face stacked field in NHL Western Conference playoffs

Hockey 04/08/19, 19:34

The Calgary Flames are the new players in the Western Conference playoffs, a field stacked with Stanley Cup-contending teams such as the San Jose Sharks, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights.It doesn't appear to be safe to count any of the eight teams out.Predators general manager David Poile ...

Crease concerns: Several contenders have goalie questions

Hockey 04/08/19, 01:37

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 playoffs.Smith and Rittich sounds more like a law firm than the goaltending tandem anyone expected the NHL's second-best team to ...

McDavid leaves game with left leg injury in Oilers’ finale

Sports 04/06/19, 23:03

Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid injured his left leg and left Saturday's season finale against the Calgary Flames after colliding with the net.McDavid was helped off the ice by teammate Zack Kassian and a trainer after crashing into the Flames' net.McDavid fell to the ice after being challenged by Flames ...

Rookies send Anaheim Ducks past playoff-bound Flames, 3-1

Hockey 04/04/19, 00:02

Rookies Sam Steel and Max Jones scored first-period goals and the Anaheim Ducks continued their strong finish to a lost season with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.Captain Ryan Getzlaf also scored and Ryan Miller made 25 saves in his first victory since March 5 for ...

Ryan scores twice, Flames chase Quick in 7-2 rout of Kings

Hockey 04/02/19, 00:06

Derek Ryan scored twice, Mark Jankowski had a goal and two assists and the playoff-bound Calgary Flames defeated the Los Angeles Kings 7-2 on Monday night.Sam Bennett, Johnny Gaudreau, James Neal and Andrew Mangiapane also scored for the Flames, who reached 50 wins for the second time in franchise history. ...

Flames top Sharks 5-3, clinch conference, division crowns

Hockey 03/31/19, 21:57

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 Division with a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.Sean Monahan, Mark Jankowski, Dalton Prout, Mikael ...

Monahan scores twice, lead Flames over Ducks 6-1

Hockey 03/29/19, 22:55

Sean Monahan scored twice to set a single-season career high with 33 goals and also added two assists, leading the Calgary Flames to a 6-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.Monahan entered the game with just two goals in his last 19 games, but he broke out with ...

Dallas beats Calgary 2-1; Bishop exits with apparent injury

Hockey 03/27/19, 23:43

Alexander Radulov and Miro Heiskanen scored to lead Dallas to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, in a game in which Stars goaltender Ben Bishop left with an apparent injury.Play was stopped with Bishop on his knees in obvious discomfort at 13:22 of the second period. He ...

Campbell records 2nd shutout, Kings beat Flames 3-0

Sports 03/25/19, 23:13

Backup goaltender Jack Campbell made 42 saves in his second shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames 3-0 Monday night.Jonny Brodzinski and defenseman Derek Forbort scored, and Tyler Toffoli added an empty-net goal for Los Angeles, which won its third straight.Campbell earned ...

Giordano leads Flames past Canucks 3-1

Hockey 03/24/19, 00:00

Mark Giordano had a goal and two assists, leading the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane also scored and Mike Smith made 27 saves for the Flames, who snapped the Canucks' three-game winning streak.Brock Boeser had a power-play goal ...

Smith makes 18 saves as Flames top Senators 5-1

Hockey 03/21/19, 23:03

Andrew Mangiapane, Garnet Hathaway and Matthew Tkachuk each had a goal and an assist and the Calgary Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 Thursday night.Mark Giordano scored Calgary's league-leading 18th short-handed goal and Mikael Backlund also scored for the Flames. Derek Ryan assisted on two goals.Mike Smith made 18 saves ...

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