At Preakness, they’re playing ‘musical chairs’ with jockeys

Sports 05/17/19, 01:19

The jockey shuffle heading into the Preakness has a "musical chairs" feel to it.Of the 13 jockeys in Saturday's race, nine who rode in the Kentucky Derby are aboard a different horse in the Preakness. Most notably, Hall of Famer Mike Smith is now riding favored Improbable with familiar trainer ...

Improbable gets Smith aboard for possible Preakness run

Sports 05/08/19, 14:55

Improbable will have Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith aboard if the colt runs in the Preakness on May 18. Trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday that he was making the switch from Irad Ortiz Jr. because "Mike and I have a little luck together." Baffert and Smith teamed with Justify to win the ...

Jon Court, 58, would set Derby record as oldest jockey

Sports 05/01/19, 13:17

Jon Court would set a record as the oldest jockey in the Kentucky Derby when he rides Long Range Toddy this weekend.Court is 58, which is a lot of candles on the birthday cake for someone still participating in an incredibly dangerous sport.Churchill Downs officials say the current record holder ...

Omaha Beach is 4-1 early favorite for Kentucky Derby

Sports 04/30/19, 12:19

Omaha Beach is the 4-1 early favorite for the Kentucky Derby after drawing the No. 12 post position on Tuesday. Bob Baffert-trained Game Winner is the 5-1 second choice from the No. 16 post in the 20-horse field for Saturday's first leg of the Triple Crown. Game Winner will start inside stablemate ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dubnyk makes 35 saves, Wild beat Flames 4-2

Hockey 03/03/19, 02:12

Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves Saturday, and the Minnesota Wild beat Calgary 4-2 on the night the Flames retired Jarome Iginla's number.Matt Read put the Wild ahead to stay in the third period by deflecting a puck off the skate of Calgary's Mark Jankowski and past goaltender Mike Smith.Eric Staal, ...

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 ...

Mangiapane scores late winner to lift Flames over Ducks 2-1

Hockey 02/23/19, 00:04

Andrew Mangiapane scored the go-ahead goal with 3:29 left and the Calgary Flames beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.The rookie left wing tried to pass the puck across to Garnet Hathaway on a 2-on-1. Instead it hit Ducks defenseman Jaycob Megna and came ...

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 ...

Flames snap 4-game skid, beating Penguins 5-4

Hockey 02/16/19, 16:06

Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary, and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.Frolik, Austin Czarnik, Travis Hamonic and Sam Bennett scored during a mid-game 17-minute span for Calgary, which avenged a ...

Trocheck’s shootout goal lifts Panthers over Flames 3-2

Hockey 02/14/19, 22:14

Vincent Trocheck scored in the third round of the shootout to lift the Florida Panthers over the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Thursday night.Elias Lindholm scored for Calgary late in the third period to extend the game, but Matthew Tkachuk missed in the third round of the shootout with a chance ...

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