Flames lose another meaningless game

Flames logoThe Calgary Flames have continued to stumble their way towards the 82-game mark. As a team that started the season facing such high expectations, now they are left to wonder what could have been.

In their third-to-last contest of the season on Tuesday night, the Flames faced a Coyotes team who have had a strong month, despite having one of the worst point totals in the NHL. Their record as of late can be attributed to Antti Raanta, their Finnish number one goaltender. Raanta – who was acquired from the New York Rangers in the offseason – has had a strong second half for the Coyotes.

Like a lot of things this season, this one didn’t go the Flames’ way. Their trend of heavily out-shooting teams but not being able to score continued, with shots favouring Calgary 43-21 but the score ending up 4-1 for the Coyotes.

The lone bright spot in this one was deadline-acquisition Nick Shore, who got his first goal as a Flame.

— Danica Ferris

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The Flames didn’t find luck in Vegas

Flames logoThe Flames had a disappointing 4-0 loss against the Golden Knights on Sunday.

“It’s the little things that makes a big difference in a game.”

Calgary played a strong first period, but couldn’t stop Vegas from their scoring frenzy in the second. William Karlsson scored a hat trick, making his season total 39 goals.

Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said this was a big win for his team. Gallant said he “could see most pucks, and that makes a big difference and when there were rebounds, they took their guys away. It’s the little things that makes a big difference in a game.”

The Flames are still fighting for an unlikely playoff position and take on the Ducks tonight.

-Mandy Vocke

 

 

Flames keep playoff hopes alive in battle of Alberta

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After two consecutive upsets, the Calgary Flames headed into the battle of Alberta desperate for a win.

Coach Glen Gulutzan showed his disappointment with the team in a profanity fueled rant at practice the day before the game.

The Flames came out looking ready to play their hearts out, and after a hard fought battle, they managed to grab the big “W” against their division rivals.

Mike Smith was perfect, stopping all of the 28 shots he faced in his second game back after a lengthy break.

Now the Flames need to win the majority of their 12 remaining games to have any hopes of clawing their way into the playoffs.

-Danny Seymour

Calgary Flames in face off with a ten million dollar lawsuit

 

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Don Henderson, a former hockey officiate has sued both the Calgary Flames and ex hockey player Dennis Wideman for over ten million dollars.

Henderson has not officiated a game since being allegedly hit from behind by Wideman. He says he suffers both serious mental and physical damage, resulting that he can no longer work.

A Calgary judge however says that Henderson cannot sue because the of the NHL constitution, which says “Any dispute between players, coaches, or referees should be handled by arbitrators ” and everyone agrees to this when they join the league.

“Any dispute between players, coaches, or referees should be handled by arbitrators”

It is expected the case will be pushed back onto the NHL.

Henderson’s legal team does have the right to appeal, but no decisions have been made yet.

-Reya Lehoux