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Despite what standings say, Flames see Golden Knights as best in West
Eric Francis
The Calgary Flames spent a portion of the weekend at the top of the NHL standings, but the way Darryl Sutter sees it, the Vegas Golden Knights are clearly the team to beat. Sutter gave that opinion after his team dropped a 3-2 decision in Vegas on Sunday.
Tkachuk doing it all for Flames while keeping emotions in check
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Flames' depth changes led by Monahan crucial in win over Ducks
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The Calgary Flames have relied heavily on Johnny Gaudreau, Andrew Mangiapane, Matthew Tkachuk and anybody wearing a Flames goalie mask. But Friday’s 4-3 shootout win saw a few depth changes emerge as significant cogs in the team’s magnificently spinning wheel.
Flames open road trip with win for Sutter against his former team
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Darryl Sutter will never admit it, but getting a win against his former team with his new team likely meant just a little bit more to him. That's exactly what his Calgary Flames delivered in a road-trip opening 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
As Flames coach Sutter returns to L.A., memories of Stanley Cup wins aren't far away
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Sweet redemption for Flames' Backlund in shootout vs. Penguins
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Roughly half an hour after being fitted for goat horns, Mikael Backlund got the tap he didn’t see coming on Monday. After taking a penalty leading to the tying goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Calgary Flames centre got a chance in the shooout and delivered the winner.
Calgary Flames turn back clock to mixed results on '90s night
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Nineties Night at the Saddledome featured the well-received return of Jarome Iginla. But it also saw Milan Lucic get ejected for a dangerous hit and the Calgary Flames lose in the same heartbreaking fashion they did for a large chunk of that decade.
Tight defensive play of top scoring line key to Flames' success
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Quarter-mark review: Can Flames maintain sizzling pace?
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The quarter mark of a season is a little early to start debating whether the Calgary Flames are Canada’s best NHL team. The real question around these parts is whether the Flames are for real. Here are three of the biggest questions moving forward.