February 5, 2016 |
THE NHL suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman during a game last week, the second-longest suspension in NHL history for abusing an official. Wideman was suspended for violating the league rule on physical abuse of officials after he struck linesman Don Henderson and knocked him down during the Flames' game against Nashville on Jan. 27. The 32-year-old will forfeit $564,516 in salary as a result of the suspension. Only Gordie Dwyer of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who was suspended 23 games in part for abuse of officials during an exhibition game in 2000, was suspended longer for such a violation.
November 8, 2015 |
CALGARY - Ron Hextall and Travis Sanheim leaned against a wall in the hallway separating the Flyers' locker room and the ice surface at Scotiabank Saddledome, where both the Calgary Flames and Calgary Hitmen, Sanheim's WHL Canadian junior team play their home games. They chatted for a bit, catching up with each other in person for the first time since September's training camp. Hextall, of course, was in town with the Flyers on their Western Canada swing. He was hoping to get a chance to see Sanheim, the organization's first pick in 2014, and his Hitmen teammate, Radel Fazleev, a sixth-round pick in the same draft, in their game Friday night in Calgary.
November 6, 2015 |
CALGARY - At least they got a point. It's been that type of road trip. After tying the game at one apiece late in the second period, the Flyers fell to the Calgary Flames, 2-1, in overtime at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday night. South Jersey native Johnny Gaudreau came roaring down the right wing in transition and patiently waited for traffic to go toward the net. On a two-on-one chance, Gaudreau sent a wrist shot toward Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth, who started in place of Steve Mason (illness)
March 5, 2015 |
The Flyers fought like crazy to earn a point, but there was a feeling that they let one get away Tuesday night. Some of the Flyers also felt the game never should have reached overtime, after a goal was disallowed in the third period. Jiri Hudler's goal on assists from T.J. Brodie and Gloucester Catholic product Johnny Gaudreau with 1 minute, 23 seconds into overtime gave the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers, who were outplayed in the first part of the opening period, earned a point and now trail Boston by five points for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
March 4, 2015 |
A HALF-EATEN bag of Skittles was left on the locker stall labeled No. 13, a sign that the player it belonged to was around somewhere. The Calgary Flames had just returned to Wells Fargo Center in almost full gear from their practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Reporters walked around the room on one of the longest days of the season, for players and coaches alike, the NHL trade deadline. But perhaps the safest guy in the dressing room emerged moments later and walked over to his stall, though he didn't return to the bag of Skittles.
April 14, 2014 |
IN THE HOURS that followed Boston College's season-ending loss, Johnny Gaudreau sat with his parents, Guy and Jane, in their South Jersey home to hash out the big decision. They listed pros and cons. They discussed differences between the college and professional levels. They talked about the increased pressure that comes along with the NHL. All conversations ceased around 3 a.m. yesterday. A verdict was reached. "He really wanted to go," his father said. Gaudreau, the ultra-skilled 20-year-old from Carneys Point, N.J., yesterday signed a contract with the Calgary Flames, forgoing his senior season at Boston College.
February 10, 2014 |
The Flyers probably don't want to see the season stopped for the Olympic break. Thanks to backup goalie Ray Emery's 32-save performance, they went into the 18-day break by extending their winning streak to four games, outlasting the Calgary Flames, 2-1, Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. The stoppage "kind of sucks when you're in a groove, but everyone has to deal with it right now, so there's nothing we can do about it," said winger Wayne Simmonds, who set up the Flyers' first goal.
January 2, 2014 |
CALGARY, Alberta - This time, the Flyers didn't need a postgame breakaway contest to register a victory. After two straight shootout wins to start the six-game road trip, the Flyers got three points from Brayden Schenn and solid goaltending from Ray Emery en route to a 4-1 win Tuesday night over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The revival continues. It gave the Flyers their first four-game winning streak of the season, and marked the second time in franchise history that the Flyers had swept three road games in Western Canada.
July 3, 2013 |
THE PITTSBURGH Penguins locked up another elite young player long term, announcing yesterday they had agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang. A finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, Letang received an 8-year, $58 million contract extension. He would have entered the final season of an existing contract that carried an annual salary-cap hit of $3.5 million. That will now jump to $7.25 million beginning in 2014-15, before which Letang was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.
June 23, 2013 |
CALGARY, Alberta - The two rivers that converge on the western Canadian city of Calgary are starting to recede after floods devastated much of southern Alberta province, causing at least three deaths and forcing thousands to evacuate. The flooding forced authorities to evacuate Calgary's entire downtown and hit some of the city's iconic structures hard. The Saddledome, home to the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames, was flooded up to the 10th row, leaving the dressing rooms submerged.