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G52 Calgary Flames @ Washington Capitals: Five things to watch

February 1, 2019 - 12:08 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the Calgary Flames take on the Washington Capitals: 1. A big 5v5 edge The Capitals are not a good 5v5 team. At least they haven't been for *checks notes* 50 games now. It's not that they can't generate chances or score goals. They...

Calgary Flames rumored to have their 1st round pick in play

February 4, 2019 - 12:03 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Realistically speaking, things could not be going better for the Calgary Flames. We're better than 50 games into the season and they sit 2nd in wins (34), points (73), goals (197), and goal differential (+45). The Flames not only lead the Pacific Division but...

Are the Calgary Flames eyeing Mats Zuccarello?

February 6, 2019 - 12:06 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames are expected to be active leading up to the trade deadline. Be it chasing a backup goaltender, depth defender, more physicality, a scoring winger, or a combination of the bunch, they seem to have a lot of lines in the fire. There's a reason...

G54 Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks: Create some distance

February 7, 2019 - 10:27 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the Calgary Flames take on the San Jose Sharks: 1. A lethal 2nd line Timo Meier, Logan Couture, and Joe Pavelski will likely be seeing a lot of 3M tonight. That means Evander Kane, Tomas Hertl, and Joonas Donskoi, well, won't. That...

Sharks 5, Flames 2: Goaltending the difference in pivotal division game

February 8, 2019 - 12:16 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from Calgary vs San Jose: 1. The Flames had no answer for SJ2 In my game preview, I speculated San Jose's 2nd line featuring Evander Kane, Tomas Hertl, and Joonas Donskoi could cause serious problems – exceptional underlying numbers + 3M...

G55 Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks: Five things to watch

February 9, 2019 - 12:51 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the Calgary Flames take on the Vancouver Canucks: 1. Vancouver's dynamic duo Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser garner a ton of attention – deservedly so. They're legitimately one of the better offensive duos in the game. In 315 m...

More trade deadline talk

February 11, 2019 - 1:28 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell We know the Calgary Flames will be active leading up to, and at, the trade deadline. What we don't know is to what extent GM Brad Treliving will add to a team that already looks like a Stanley Cup contender. In Pierre LeBrun's trade deadline breakdown at Th...

Lightning 6, Flames 3: Calgary out-classed by the NHL's No. 1 seed

February 13, 2019 - 12:26 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from Calgary vs Tampa Bay: 1. The big guns were out-matched at 5v5 Calgary's top-6 has been nothing short of exceptional this season. Elias Lindholm's emergence alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan has given the Flames one of the lea...

G57 Calgary Flames @ Florida Panthers: Five things to watch

February 14, 2019 - 10:55 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the Calgary Flames take on the Florida Panthers: 1. A response from L1 It feels strange to say Calgary's top line needs to bounce-back following a seven-point performance but, well, they do. They primarily went toe-to-toe with Tamp...

Big-game hunting

February 15, 2019 - 11:53 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames are not playing their best hockey right now. They have dropped four consecutive games, five of six overall, and put forth some pretty underwhelming efforts along the way. Even so, they still sit atop the Western Conference in points, goals f...

G59 Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes: Five things to watch

February 18, 2019 - 12:29 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the Calgary Flames take on the Arizona Coyotes: 1. Finding a way at 5v5 The Flames were one of the league's better 5v5 teams for months. That hasn't been the case of late. Over the last 10 games, the Flames have controlled just 49%...

Flames 5, Coyotes 2: Depth, 5v5 offense come through in a big way

February 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from Calgary vs Arizona: 1. The Flames dominated play at 5v5 Calgary has one of the more talented rosters in the NHL. Arizona does not. And it showed. The Flames came out very strong and their play never dipped as the game progressed. If a...

G60 Calgary Flames vs New York Islanders: Five things to watch

February 20, 2019 - 2:16 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the Calgary Flames take on the New York Islanders: 1. Following up The Flames have not played especially well at 5v5 of late. Up until last game, of course. They mustered up 14 high-danger chances during that game state, which was...

Flames 4, Islanders 2: Five observations from a very sharp performance

February 21, 2019 - 11:06 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from Calgary vs New York: 1. The Flames are back If a strong performance against Arizona wasn't enough to convince you, the show they put on against New York surely did the trick. The Islanders entered play 18-5-2 in their previous 25...