The quick development of a couple young players for the Calgary Flames helped the team defy expectations last year. Can they build on that success in 2015-16 to advance past the second round for the first time in over 10 seasons? Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan are second- and third-year players respectively, each coming off of a breakout season for Calgary. They’ll skate alongside a few other talented young names in Sam Bennett and defender Dougie Hamilton, two players set to make an impact on the ice for the Flames this year. Now is the perfect time to score your Calgary Flames tickets! Come out to Scotiabank Saddledome and see what NHL competition’s all about!
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Calgary Flames 2015-2016 News and Updates
10/5/15 - The Calgary Flames had their first game of the season on October 7, and it did not go their way. They lost 5-1 against the Vancouver Canucks. The sole point came from Jiri Hudler. The Flames have not won a season opener since 2009, making them the team with the longest losing streak for season openers in the NHL, with a 0-5-1 in the past six years. Kris Russell gave a statement to the press saying that the team was just not ready to play. Calgary will have plenty of chances to beat the Canucks this season, including on October 10 when they head to Vancouver for a rematch. You can still get your tickets, with prices starting at $56.
9/14/15 - Everyone knows Mondays can tend to be a drag, but hockey fans in Alberta have something to look forward to after this weekend is over. The Calgary Flames will be taking on the Edmonton Oilers! That’s right, the NHL is back next week with preseason games. The pressure is on for players new and old who want to prove themselves valuable assets on the ice. According to goalie Jonas Hiller, who helped the team to the second round of the playoffs last season, “the expectations this season are a little higher.” The Flames recently resigned Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio, so Hiller will have to work extra hard to keep his starting spot. Get your tickets for Monday (Sept. 21) night’s game at the Scotiabank Saddledome for $7 and up.
5/4/15 - After completing a six-game upset of the Canucks in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Calgary Flames were looking to make a statement against the dangerous Ducks down in Anaheim. Unfortunately, their momentum did not carry over from their wild seven-goal Game 6 against Vancouver. The Flames were defeated 6-1 to open their second-round series versus Anaheim, and then shut out 3-0 two nights later. Calgary’s lone goal in the series came courtesy of Sam Bennett, late in Game 1 with the contest already long since decided. They will look to jump-start their offense at home on Tuesday night, as they host the Ducks in Game 2 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are still remaining starting from $88, but claim yours soon because they won’t last long!
4/20/15 - By stealing a Game One victory on the road in Vancouver, the Calgary Flames have placed themselves in the driver’s seat in their opening round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Flames shocked the Canucks with a pair of goals late in the introductory game, rallying to claim a 2-1 win and home ice advantage in the series. Vancouver managed to recover with a decisive 4-1 victory in Game Two, evening things at one game apiece. On Sunday evening, the Flames got the job done at home, knocking off their Canadian rivals 4-2 to reclaim the advantage as they head to Game Four in their home building. Tickets are still available for Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Alberta, but make sure you claim yours quickly because supplies won’t last long!
4/13/15 - Two of the NHL’s top Canadian teams will duke it out in the first round of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, as the Calgary Flames go to battle with the Vancouver Canucks. Calgary will begin their postseason journey with a pair of road games, where they will do their best to steal home ice advantage from Daniel Sedin and his squad. Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack is coming off of his second shutout of the year, and will combine efforts with Ryan Miller in hopes of slowing Calgary’s offense. The Flames, meanwhile, will look to scoring leader Jiri Hudler to spark their offense as they try to punch their ticket to the second round. Playoff action begins in Calgary on April 19th, and you can get into Scotiobank Saddledome with tickets starting at $189!
4/7/15 - It’s still a tossup with three games left for the Calgary Flames, who are tied with on points , but hold the tiebreaker with L.A. for the second wild-card slot in the West. The Flames have two more wins in regulation and overtime (39) than do the Kings (37), which is the first tiebreaker for the postseason.
3/31/15 - If the current standings in the Western Conference hold up, the Calgary Flames would be the No. 3 team out of the Pacific Division, likely paired off with division rivals Vancouver, who are second in the Pacific. The Flames are currently two points ahead of Los Angeles in the race for the playoffs.
3/24/15 - The Calgary Flames are hanging on to the final spot in the Western Conference playoff race by the tips of their gloved fingers, leading defending Stanley Cup champs Los Angeles by just two points. Calgary could also move up in the final standings as well, sitting just two points behind Canadian rivals Winnipeg and Vancouver, and three points behind Minnesota.
3/20/15 - The Calgary Flames are working hard to stay within the top four teams in the Pacific division. Currently they are tied in points with Los Angeles and San Jose and are looking to win the next few games to break away from the pack. Unfortunately, the game on March 17 against the St. Louis Blues didn’t go their way. The Blues were dominating for most of the first half and they scored their first goal at the eleventh minute of the second period. The goals just kept on coming for the Blues as they put three more in the net during the third period. The final score ended at 4-0 for the Blues. Watch the Flames try to come back from their last defeat when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 21. Game tickets start at $33.
3/10/15 - Currently holding the eighth and final spot in the NHL’s Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff chase, the Calgary Flames are another one of those teams that will be hard to predict where they finally end up at the end of the regular season. The Flames’ position is rather precarious, however, with defending Cup holders Los Angeles, and San Jose – both Pacific Division rivals – hot on the heels of Calgary.
3/3/15 - As tough as the Western Conference is turning out to be, the Calgary Flames are right on the edge, tied with division rivals Los Angeles for the last spot in the race for the Stanley Cup playoffs, which will start next month. The Flames won six and lost six in the month of February, and are in the middle of an Eastern road swing.
2/24/15 - After opening their four-game homestand with wins over Vancouver and Boston, the Calgary Flames turned right around and lost their next two, to Minnesota and a reawakened Anaheim. Through these four games, Calgary’s power play has managed to convert just two opportunities out of 12; the penalty kill, however, has been perfect.
2/19/15 - With six wins and four losses in their last 10 games, the Calgary Flames have moved, for the moment, into sole possession of second place in the Pacific Division. The Flames, who fell to Minnesota their last outing, are nine points back of front-running Anaheim, and a point ahead of Canadian rival Vancouver.
2/10/15 - Winners of three out of four in February, and four out of their last five, the Calgary Flames have moved ahead of their Canadian, Pacific Division rivals from Vancouver. The Flames, victorious over San Jose in their last game, are now tied for second place with the Sharks.
2/3/15 - Winners of their last two, the Calgary Flames are keeping close to the competition in the Pacific Division. The Flames, who are currently in third place in the division, are just two points behind San Jose, as well as being two points ahead of division rival Vancouver.
1/27/15 - With the NHL kicking off the second half of their season this week, the Calgary Flames have some work to do to stay in the hunt for the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring. The Flames hold down the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference, but they’re just a point ahead of defending champs Los Angeles.
1/13/15 - The Calgary Flames find themselves at the back of a pack in the middle of the Pacific Division right now, but they are within reach of second place Los Angeles. The Flames are two points behind Vancouver and San Jose, and three back of the Kings.
1/6/15 - Much like there’s a “Johnny Football,” there’s also a Johnny Hockey – rookie Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames. The left winger led all rookies with eight goals and 13 points in 14 games for the Flames, capturing the league’s Rookie of the month honor.
12/23/14 - The Calgary Flames broke an eight game losing streak last Monday, claiming a 4-3 overtime win over Los Angeles. The Flames return home from a two game coastal road trip to face off against their provincial rivals, Edmonton, followed by a rematch with the Kings.
12/9/14 - Before the weekend the Calgary Flames had won five of their last six, and eight of 10. Then came a visit from San Jose, in which the Flames lost for the first time in December, 3-2 to the Sharks; the Flames failed to convert a power-play opportunity for the first time in five games.
12/2/14 - The Calgary Flames’ schedule had them playing four games in the space of a week, and they remained hot, winning three of four..The wins included a shootout win over visiting New Jersey, plus two road wins, while the lone loss came at the hands of first place Anaheim.
11/11/14 - The Calgary Flames were a team widely thought before the season to be a bottom-feeder – yet there they are in third place in the Pacific Division, three points behind Anaheim. One reason could be the play of former Anaheim goaltender Jonas Hiller, who found himself to be the odd man out of the Ducks’ netminding corps.
11/4/14 - One of the biggest surprises of the first month of the NHL season has to be the Calgary Flames, who have put themselves firmly in the mix in the Pacific Division. They’re tied with Vancouver and San Jose for second place in the division, just four points back of Anaheim.
10/27/14 - The Calgary Flames have struggled in their last two games against the Washington Capitals and the Montreal Canadiens, but left wing Johnny Gaudreau is still having a great season, according to Coach Bob Hartley. The Flames are dealing with a rash of injuries that is not uncommon to hockey, but they know they cannot call a timeout and just have to keep running with the players that are well. On Sunday, November 2, they face the Canadiens again, this time in Montreal. With forward Markus Granlund joining the Flames on the ice, the team is hopeful that the game in Montreal won’t be the nail biter the last one was. The Canadiens won in a shootout, and the Flames are hungry to regain the victory.
The Calgary Flames rocketed off to a hot start last year, only to fall out of contention by the time holiday season rolled around. The Flames showed sparks of promise throughout the season, but ultimately performed like a team in the midst of a rebuild would expect to. Further moves were made this summer in an effort to jolt the process along. GM Brad Treliving picked up Deryk Engelland, Mason Raymon, Devin Setoguchi and—most importantly—No.1 goaltender Jonas Hiller.
The Flames bid farewell to Lee Stempniak, TJ Galiardi and Mike Cammalleri, but maturing game from the likes of Sean Monahan and rookies Sam Bennett and Johnny “Johnny Hockey” Gaudreau. Head coach Bob Hartley has the ability to get as much out of his players as possible, and the Flames built a reputations the hardest working NHL team, so Flames fans are sure to see profits reaped in the coming campaign. From the Saddledome to the roster, a rebuild was inevitable—and like their sterling stadium, the future looks bright. Get your Calgary Flames tickets and witness the future of hockey right in Alberta.
4/8/14 – Calgary might be out of playoff contention, but the Flames are not letting up on the regular-season. Youngsters Sean Monahan, Bryce Van Brabant, and Ben Hanowski got their chance to prove themselves Monday night against the playoff-hungry New Jersey Devils. Goalie Karri Ramo made 31 saves to record his second NHL shutout the same evening. Hot off three-straight wins, the team is headed home to face the Los Angeles Kings (min. $34) Wednesday and the Winnipeg Jets (min. $78) on Friday. Calgary will close the season with a trip to Vancouver.
4/2/14 – The Flames recorded another one-goal game Tuesday night against the Maple Leafs, totaling a franchise-most 46. The most one-goal games in NHL history is 49 (2010-11 Florida Panthers). Calgary has lost both games in Ontario to begin their five-game Eastern Conference road swing and will look to regroup for Thursday’s meeting in Tampa Bay. When the teams met back in January, the Lightning bolted to a 2-0 win. Although the Flames are eliminated from playoff contention, they have been doing better offensively, scoring more goals than their 2.5 season avg. in five of their last eight.
3/27/14 – With a 2-1 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks Monday, the Flames reached the .500 mark at home. Calgary would like to take care of business at Scotiabank Saddledome again tomorrow against the New York Rangers (avg. $98). The last time the two teams met (12/15/13), the NYR got the SO win. Following Friday’s feature, the Flames will head on a five game road trip. You have just two chance after that to catch the Calgary Flames at home – 4/9 Los Angeles Kings (avg. $88) and 4/11 vs. Winnipeg Jets (avg. $155).
3/19/14 – Mike Cammalleri’s 20th goal of the season propelled the Flames over the Sabres 3-1 Tuesday in Matt Stajan’s first game back. Stajan had scored the overtime game-winner against the Sabres earlier in the season. Yesterday’s victory marked the fourth straight against Buffalo and moved Calgary to 16-16-3 as the host this season. The Flames will play four of its next five at home – 3/21 vs Nashville Predators (avg. $74), 3/23 vs. San Jose Sharks (avg. $73), 3/26 vs. Anaheim Ducks (avg. $57), and 3/28 vs. New York Rangers (avg. $110).
3/10/14 - Markus Granlund scored his first career NHL goal Wednesday against Ottawa, a game the Flames won 4-1. Two nights later at the Scotiabank Saddledome, another youngster Joe Colborne led Calgary to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders. The night belonged to the Joes, as Joe Nieuwendyk had his No. 25 jersey raised to the rafters before the puck was dropped. Can the young team come up big against the streaking Los Angeles Kings tonight? Find out with Calgary Flames tickets under $20! Wednesday’s matchup against the No.1 team in the West, Anaheim Ducks, is even cheaper with tickets starting at $12 and averaging $71.
3/3/14 – The Calgary Flames will not be signing forward Mike Cammalleri to a new contract and are expected to trade the Centerman by the March 5 trade deadline. For Flames’ fans that means that last Thursday’s game at Scotiabank Saddledome against the Kings was their last chance to see the sniper on home ice. Find out how the Calgary Flames lineup will change (if at all) at Wednesday’s game against the Senators; tickets are just $18 but expect prices to go up if Ottawa acquires Cammalleri.
2/25/14 - Determined to keep playoff hopes alive, the Calgary Flames coaching staff have enlisted their players in what they call "training camp, Part 2." The Flames have been in a series of grueling practices, looking to get back in tip-top shape before squaring off against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Though the Flames lost their last meeting before the Olympic break, they were on fire prior to that, winning six of seven. The Flames will need to close a 13-point gap to catch the Dallas Stars who currently hold the wild card berth in the West. Get Calgary Flames tickets to find out if they can do it! Their Thursday night game against the Kings offers $32 in the Press Level and $67 in the Middle Level.
2/21/14 - Defenseman Chris Butler and RW Lee Stempniak may be overseas fighting to get the US a bronze medal in Sochi, but the rest of their team are already back to business when the Olympic break ends. The Flames won six of their last eight games before heading into hiatus, and hope to pick up right where they left off in their game against the Los Angeles Kings next Thursday (2/27). Calgary has one of the more brutal post-Olympic stretches, with 24 games to play in 46 days—help them get back into winning form with Calgary Flames tickets!
2/4/14 – The hot streaking, superstitious Flames have won five in a row, three of which were determined by a goal in OT or a shootout. The latest overtime victory against the Wild Saturday ended when Mikael Backlund scored a goal, his second of the night. Hometown hero TJ Galiardi also added a goal ending his 37-game scoring drought. Unfortunately goalie Karri Ramo hurt his knee over the weekend in the game against Minnesota and will be out until after the Olympic break. Calgary returns to the Saddledome Feb 27 to take on the Los Angeles Kings at 7:30PM.
1/29/14 – Calgary has won three straight for the first time this season and is coming off a big win against the Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks (5-4 OT) Tuesday night in front of a home crowd. The Flames will play two more at home finishing off a five-game home stead at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames tickets against the San Jose Sharks will cost buyers an average of $77 while Flames tickets versus the Minnesota Wild are $102. Cheap Calgary Flames tickets are available for $33 and $15 respectively.
It’s a rebuilding year for the Calgary Flames, who in the offseason drafted Sean Monahan, Emile Poirier, and Morgan Klimchuck with their picks earned in the Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester trades (plus their own). University of Wisconsin alum and former Badger Captain John Ramgae also signed with the franchise. The foursome with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Sven Bärtschi, and 19 others will play in the 2013 Young Stars Classic this week.
Calgary Flames tickets are averaging $222 this season, a 78% increase from last year. The most expensive game at Scotiabank Saddledome is on 11/1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins (avg. $292). Battle of Alberta tickets mid-November are averaging $229; the rivalry game played against the Edmonton Oilers is the twelfth most expensive on the Calgary Flames home schedule. The two teams will play on 12/7 at Rexall Place in a game averaging $219 and then again in Calgary on 12/27 averaging $247. Longtime Flames Captain Jarome Iginla will make his return to Alberta as a Boston Bruin on 12/10. Calgary Flames vs. Boston Bruins tickets range from $85-$533.
Now a member of the Pacific Division following the NHL realignment, the Calgary Flames will play more games against the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, and San Jose Sharks and less against the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche who moved to the Central Division.