NHL players discuss their least-favorite rules

Hockey 04/23/19, 11:59

The Associated Press and Canadian Press asked NHLPA player representatives from all 31 NHL teams what they see as being the worst rule in hockey. Selected responses:"I don't know about the challenge on offside. I don't know if you should take it away or not. Maybe a whistle gets blown ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tkachuk’s 1st hat trick leads Flames past Golden Knights 6-3

Hockey 03/10/19, 23:47

Matthew Tkachuk scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-3 victory over Vegas on Sunday night that snapped the Golden Knights' six-game winning streak.Mikael Backlund added two goals and an assist for the Flames, who ended a ...

Backlund, Andersson score in 3rd, Flames beat Islanders 3-1

Hockey 02/26/19, 21:53

Mikael Backlund and Rasmus Andersson scored nearly three minutes apart early in the third period, leading the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for their season-high sixth straight win.Mathew Tkachuk also scored and Elias Lindholm had two assists for Pacific Division- and ...

Czarnik scores in last minute, Flames beat Senators 2-1

Hockey 02/25/19, 03:42

The Calgary Flames and Matthew Tkachuk got the victory. The Ottawa Senators' Brady Tkachuk earned family bragging rights.Austin Czarnik scored with 41 seconds remaining to lead the Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Senators on Sunday.Mikael Backlund also scored for the Flames, who have won five straight. David Rittich ...

Kane scores 2, Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-4 in OT

Hockey 02/21/19, 00:59

Patrick Kane scored two goals, including the game winner with 2:18 left in overtime, extending his point streak to 19 games and lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.Artem Anisimov, Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat scored for Chicago in the first ...

Czarnik, Gaudreau score in 3rd, Flames beat Islanders 4-2

Hockey 02/21/19, 00:45

Austin Czarnik and Johnny Gaudreau scored 29 seconds apart in the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.Mikael Backlund and Travis Hamonic also scored as Calgary won its third straight after a four-game skid. Mike Smith stopped 17 ...

Giordano leads Flames to 5-2 win over Coyotes

Hockey 02/18/19, 19:29

Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in the third period to help the Calgary Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.Mark Giordano also had a goal and an assist, and Derek Ryan and Austin Czarnik had the other goals for the Flames, who won ...

Capitals beat Flames 4-3 without Ovechkin to end 7-game skid

Sports 02/01/19, 22:03

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal with 57 seconds left, and the Washington Capitals shook off the absence of suspended star Alex Ovechkin to end a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.With Calgary's Mikael Backlund off for holding, Kuznetsov weaved his way ...

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 ...

Flames stay hot with 5-2 victory over Oilers

Hockey 01/20/19, 01:15

Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames topped the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Saturday night.Oliver Kylington also scored for the red-hot Flames, who have gone 7-0-1 in their last eight games.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Milan Lucic had goals ...

Frolik rallies streaking Flames to 4-3 win over Panthers

Hockey 01/12/19, 02:31

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 ...

Giordano has 3 assists, Flames down Avalanche 5-3

Hockey 01/10/19, 01:00

Mark Giordano had three assists and the Calgary Flames kept on rolling with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.Mikael Backlund, Mark Jankowski, Elias Lindholm, Michael Frolik and Matthew Tkachuk, into an empty net, scored for Calgary (28-13-4), which is 6-1-1 in its last eight games. The ...

DeBrusk, Marchand lift Bruins over Flames 6-4

Hockey 01/03/19, 22:01

Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand each had two goals to lift the Boston Bruins over the Calgary Flames 6-4 on Thursday night.Boston has won three in a row and six of eight. The Bruins built on their win over Chicago in Tuesday's Winter Classic by beating the top team in ...

Gaudreau, Tkachuk, Monahan lead Flames past Sharks 8-5

Hockey 01/01/19, 00:52

Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each scored twice and added two assists, propelling the Calgary Flames to an 8-5 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.Sean Monahan had five assists for the Flames. His five-point game was a career best, and Gaudreau tied his career high with four ...

Lightning rally for shootout win over Flames

Hockey 12/21/18, 00:21

J.T. Miller scored in the seventh round of the shootout, and the surging Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night.Ondrej Palat, Steven Stamkos, Alex Killorn and Dan Girardi scored in regulation for the Lightning (27-7-2), who improved to 10-0-1 in their past 11 games. Louis Domingue ...

Backlund scores twice, Flames top Kings 4-1

Hockey 11/30/18, 23:55

Mikael Backlund had two goals and an assist as the Calgary Flames beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 Friday night.Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames, who lead the Pacific Division standings with 32 points, one ahead of the Anaheim Ducks. Matthew Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm each ...

Flames rally in 3rd again, beat Blackhawks 5-3

Hockey 11/04/18, 01:21

Sean Monahan, Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund scored in the third period, and the Calgary 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 ...

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