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Ben Walter, EC Red Bull Salzburg win EBHL championship

Ben Walter and his teammates during celebration. (Photo/EC Red Bull Salzburg)This article was originally published in the April issue of the UMass Lowell Alumni Report. Former UMass Lowell River Hawks forward Ben Walter helped his EC Red Bull Salzburg team to a Erste Bank Hockey League championship title. Walter and the Red Bull defeated the UPC Vienna Capitals in a best-of-seven...
Via Mill City Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau, Ex-BC Star, Among NHL Calder Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK — Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone and Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad are the Calder Trophy finalists as the NHL’s top rookie. The finalists, announced Thursday, are the top three in voting by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. The winner will be announced at the NHL awards ceremony...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames put stranglehold on Canucks

With a 3-1 win in game four the Calgary Flames have taken a stranglehold on their best of seven series with the Vancouver Canucks. While goals and points are always important in a hockey game, the Flames are winning this series because of the game within the game. At the beginning of this series it […] The post Calgary Flames put stranglehold on Canucks appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Burrows Gets Lucky

First, Alex Burrows hit on Johnny Gaudreau was dirty bush-league hit, but what do you expect from a clown like Burrows? Second, Burrows is lucky he wasn't given an instigator penalty. If I was the on-ice official, Burrows would be sitting tomorrow night.Third, Calgary's Kris Russell had the opportunity of a lifetime. Burrows challenged him to a fight. Russell should have lit Burrows...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Ferland’s Hard-Nosed Style Pushing Calgary Flames Forward

Calgary Flames’ Michael Ferland checks Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Richardson during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) The Calgary Flames managed to grind down the Vancouver Canucks in Game Three of their quarterfinal series, finishing with...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames, Canucks fight again, but only Calgary comes away with win

  TJ Brodie had a goal and an assist, and the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Sam Bennett scored his first NHL goal, and Brandon Bollig and Sean Monahan also had goals for the Flames, who hosted a playoff game for the first time since April 2009. Game 4 is also at Calgary on Tuesday night. Shawn...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brodie leads Flames past Canucks 4-2 in Game 3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) TJ Brodie had a goal and an assist, and the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Brandon Bollig, Sam Bennett and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames, who host Game 4 on Tuesday night. Shawn Matthias and Jannik Hansen had goals for the Canucks. Calgary's Jonas Hiller and Vancouver...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game-Ending Brawl Costs Flames Coach Bob Hartley 50,000

I guess you could say that Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley got his money's worth. At the end of last night's game between the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks, there was a massive line brawl between the two teams.Line brawl aside, the Canucks won the game 4-1.Needless to say, the NHL was less than impressed with the incident and Hartley has been fined $50,000 by the...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Ramp Up Emotion, Physicality in Game Two Loss

Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, tangles with Calgary Flames’ Brandon Bollig as Jannik Hansen (36), of Denmark, and linesman Darren Gibbs try to break them apart during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)   Well that escalated...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the line fight from last night's Flames / Canucks debacle

Matt Stajan vs Brad Richardson and Deryk Engelland vs Derek Dorsett (x2) from the Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks game on Apr 17, 2015.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Canucks Game 2 ends with massive brawl (Video)

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 Friday night, but the highlight was the massive brawl that took place at the end of the game.The tension that had been building between the two teams finally boiled over with 1:17 remaining in the third period. After the brawl was over, the officials handed out 132 minutes of penalties, including 42 minutes to Flames defenseman...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames quickly show Canucks they won’t be an easy out

The Calgary Flames aren’t an easy team to beat. Some may have said they are, but it’s simply not the case. Before the playoff matchups had been finalized, the Flames would have been the bet for “easy” matchup for the Canucks. The other likely opponents were teams like the Anaheim Ducks, the L.A. Kings and […] The post Flames quickly show Canucks they won’t be an easy...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bennett Flourishes in Calgary Flames’ Game One Victory

Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett (63) fails to get a shot past Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack (31) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) Calgary Flames rookie Sam Bennett is on the scene, and judging by tonight’s performance, he’s...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Sign Frozen Four Hero Jon Gillies To Entry-Level Contract

Jon Gillies has jumped out of the frying pan and into the Flames. The 21-year-old Providence College junior goaltender, fresh off a 49-save victory against Boston College in the Frozen Four Final, has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Calgary drafted Gillies 75th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. The contract is a three-year deal...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign goalie Gillies of NCAA champion Providence to 3-year deal

  NCAA champion goaltender Jon Gillies has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames. Gillies made 49 saves for Providence in a 4-3 win over Boston University on Saturday to end his college career with an NCAA championship. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound goalie from South Portland, Maine, was the Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four tournament. Calgary drafted...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames awaiting return of buzzing Bouma, Byron

Spring means the return of sunshine, flowers and a certain black and yellow insect. For the Calgary Flames, it means a return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and, hopefully, the return of a couple of their own killer B’s. Lance Bouma, MIA for the last week after suffering an upper-body injury against the Arizona Coyotes. […] The post Calgary Flames awaiting return of buzzing Bouma...
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jonas Hiller the Worst Goalie in the 2015 Playoffs?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Russell sets a new NHL record for most blocked shots in a season

Kris Russell made NHL history during the Calgary Flames’ loss on the road to the St. Louis Blues. Russell’s two blocked shots gave him 274 on the year, breaking the old NHL record of 273 for most blocked shots in a set by Anton Volchenkov back in 2006-07. Russell’s willingness to sacrifice his body and get in front of the puck is second to none. His relatively small 5’10”...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: continuing to prove critics wrong

There have been a few notable surprises for the NHL in the 2014-2015 season, such as the mumps and the emergence of the Nashville Predators as a Western Conference powerhouse. One of the more interesting surprises, however, has been the Calgary Flames. Many speculated that the Flames were going to be a bottom feeder Western Conference team. After finishing 27th in the 2013-2014 season...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals Acquire Curtis Glencross From Flames For Two Draft Picks

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have traded Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals. The 32-year-old forward is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has nine goals and 19 assists in 53 games this season for Calgary, which is in the playoff race but wasn’t likely to re-sign him. The Flames also claimed defenseman David Schlemko off waivers from the Dallas...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

GIFs: Joni Ortio makes two incredible glove saves

The goaltending situation in Calgary is a pretty confusing one. There’s a possibility the Flames will roll with three goaltenders (Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio), but head coach Bob Hartley has said that he hates the idea of using roster space on a third netminder and will play the situation by ear. Well, Ortio may have made that decision a bit more difficult with two...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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