Calgary Flames 2014-2015 News and Updates
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.
Calgary Flames 2014-2015 Season
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.
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.