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Mark Giordano snubbed for the Norris Trophy for the second year in a row

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Gio has been the best defenceman in the NHL two seasons now, but injuries have cost him proper recognition both times. Mark Giordano is the best defenceman in the NHL. There is no issue with...
  • New: 5 hr 50 min ago

Calgary Flames Round 1 Stats Recap: Shot Quality Matters

Matchsticks and Gasoline (cofstats) — In their first round matchup, the Calgary Flames were out-attempted and out-shot by the Vancouver Canucks, but not out-chanced. That was the difference. If you've been following along with the...
  • New: 7 hr 35 min ago

Jonas Hiller will be the Flames' starter against the Ducks

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Hiller started most of the season, and that isn't about to change. Jonas Hiller looked great against the Vancouver Canucks . Sure, there was the odd bad goal, iffy rebound control, and the...
  • New: 9 hr 25 min ago

Four Reasons the Flames beat the Canucks

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — Besides the obvious, what were some of the important factors in winning the whole series? Isn’t it just wonderful? How much better could it get for the Flames right now? They gave a beat down...
  • 14 hr 15 min ago

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks: Round 1 Playoff Quotables

Matchsticks and Gasoline (saltysyd) — A round-up of some of my favourite quotes from Round 1 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the past week and a half, there have been plenty of entertaining words shared between the two teams....
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Calgary Flames Series Win: Sights and Sounds from the Dome and Red Mile

Matchsticks and Gasoline (saltysyd) — Didn't make it out last night? Live the experience through my lens. Having the playoffs back in Calgary has really rejuvenated a city that was floundering in low oil prices and job cuts....
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Matt Stajan, first Flame to score a series-winning goal since 2004, more than earned it

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Stajan has gone through a lot, both in hockey and real life. So for him to ultimately score the series clincher in dramatic fashion... There was nobody more deserving. Last night, after just nine...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Game Six: Smart Plays from the PK, Matt Stajan, Johnny Gaudreau, and TJ Brodie

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Mike FAIL) — We'll take a look at some spectacular moments in last night's win over Vancouver which propelled Calgary into the second round. Matt Stajan, Johnny Gaudreau, TJ Brodie, and an assortment of others...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Flames' Round One - Good Things And Bad Things

Matchsticks and Gasoline (LiamPMcCausland) — What a roller-coaster ride that first round was. The Flames advance, but what worked, and what didn't? In typical Calgary Flames 2014/15 mode, it was not easy, and they made it as hard for...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Game 6 Stats Recap: Calgary Flames stage incredible comeback, knock Vancouver Canucks out of Playoffs.

Matchsticks and Gasoline (cofstats) — The Calgary Flames dug themselves into a 3-nothing hole early in Game Six, only to miraculously dig themselves out of it and win their first round series against the Vancouver Canucks. With a...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Flames vs Canucks Game 6 recap: Top line comes alive, leads Calgary to the second round

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — That was the entire Calgary Flames season boiled down into one game. What a ride. And so it came to this: Game 6. Potentially the last time the Flames would play in Calgary all season. Coming...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Calgary Flames Advance to Second Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Matchsticks and Gasoline (HockeyGoalieEh) — The little team that could still can.  The Calgary Flames advanced past the Vancouver Canucks on their way to the Conference Semi-Finals.  It marks the first time that the Flames...
  • 2 days ago

Hiller pulled after two goals on three shots in first period.

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Mike FAIL) — Things are not looking so hot here as Jonas Hiller was pulled and Karri Ramo was sent in to relieve the goaltender. Looking to build off the incredible performance from game five, Jonas Hiller...
  • 2 days ago

A letter from Flames fans on respect and the Red Mile

Matchsticks and Gasoline (saltysyd) — We encourage you to join in on the fun of the Red Mile, but stay classy Calgary. The return of the Red Mile has revived the people of Calgary, giving the City a feeling of hope and joy in the...
  • 2 days ago

Seize The Day - Flames vs Canucks Game 6 Preview

Matchsticks and Gasoline (LiamPMcCausland) — Pick up the pieces from Game 5 and move on; destiny is still in the Flames' hands. Vancouver Canucks @ Calgary Flames - Game 6 - 7PM MT CBC, NBCSN, TVA (TV), OMNI (Punjabi TV), Sportsnet...
  • 2 days ago

Game 5 Stats Recap - Sedins Dominate Flames.

Matchsticks and Gasoline (cofstats) — The Flames started strong, scoring a goal and hitting a post in the opening five minutes, but fell back on their heels and buckled underneath Vancouver's pressure. The Calgary Flames fell 2-1...
  • 3 days ago

Flames at Canucks Game 6 recap: Jonas Hiller is the best, everyone else is... I don't want to say the worst, but...

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — The series will be headed back to Calgary, where hopefully more Flames will actually show up. The Calgary Flames returned to the Vancouver Canucks ' barn with the chance to close out the...
  • 3 days ago

Johnny Gaudreau named Calder finalist

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Surprise! Wait no this was totally expected. Now he's just gotta be named the winner. This season, the NHL has had a very, very strong group of rookies. A handful of 60 point scorers and a couple...
  • 4 days ago

Once More Unto The Breach - Flames @ Canucks Game 5 Preview

Matchsticks and Gasoline (LiamPMcCausland) — One win from the next three games puts the Flames in round two. Why use three to do it, though, when you can do it in one? Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks - 8PM MT CBC, CNBC, TVA (TV),...
  • 4 days ago
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Stability in net: Jonas Hiller paying massive dividends for the Flames

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Signing Hiller was, quite possibly, the best move the Flames made in the off-season. The Calgary Flames would not be where they are without Jonas Hiller . They wouldn't even be close. They...
  • 5 days ago
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