Player News - Flames

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Sam Bennett has gone nine straight games without a point.

"I know I can do that," Bennett said of breaking out. "I’ve done it before. I think it’s just a matter of just mentally getting through it and knowing eventually things are going to turn around." Bennett endured an 18-game goal scoring slump last season, which helped him learn how to deal with cold patches given that he didn't experience those kind of prolonged scoring slumps at the junior level. He should be able to snap out of this drought sooner rather than later.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 17 - 4:21 AM

Micheal Ferland (lower body) is hopeful that he'll be able to return on Tuesday.

Ferland has missed two consecutive contests, but he did participate in Monday's practice. He has five goals and 11 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 16 - 4:35 PM

Micheal Ferland (lower body) took part in Monday's practice.

Ferland has missed two straight games due to the injury. He has five goals and 11 points in 44 contests this season.
Jan 16 - 2:41 PM

Sean Monahan managed the Calgary Flames' only goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

This marks two straight games where Monahan was the only member of the Flames who was able to score in a losing effort. Monahan now has 12 goals and 25 points in 46 points this season, a disappointing output, though you wonder if he might be able to right the ship over the remainder of 2016-17. He is just 22, after all. Sometimes rising stars experience growing pains like these.
Jan 15 - 1:20 AM

Brian Elliott lost his second game in a row on Saturday after seeing a five-game winning streak end, but it's tough to pin the blame on him in the Calgary Flames' 2-1 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Elliott stopped 26 out of 27 shots, only losing thanks to the shootout. Whatever way you slice it, Elliott sure seems like he's back to form after returning to action in mid-December. The Flames will have to battle to stay in the West picture, but the goalie competition between Elliott and Chad Johnson can only do them good. Fantasy owners have to hope one side wins; right now, slight advantage: Elliott.
Jan 15 - 1:07 AM

Bret Kulak and Freddie Hamilton will be scratched against the Oilers on Saturday.

Through 15 games so far this season the youngster Kulak has posted three points with 10 PIMs and not much else to his credit, unfortunately. Hamilton meanwhile hasn't done much more, picking up a point along with 28 hits in 18 games.
Jan 14 - 8:13 PM

Brian Elliott will face the Edmonton on Saturday.

The veteran netminder has been much better over his last six games. Elliott has posted a 5-1 record with an .899 save percentage and just 13 goals against in that span.
Jan 14 - 2:21 PM

There is a good chance that Brian Elliott will get the start against the Oilers in the Battle of Alberta Saturday night.

That said, Elliott is coming off a 4-2 loss in which he allowed four goals on only 13 shots. Chad Johnson, on the other hand, looked good in a 2-1 loss to New Jersey Friday night in which he stopped 34 shots and was the game's second star. Tough call here.
Jan 14 - 12:18 PM

Sean Monahan scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Friday.

Monahan picked up the rebound from Dougie Hamilton's shot and promptly put the puck in the back of the net. Monahan has rebounded after a very slow start to the year. He has now picked up 16 points in his last 21 games, putting him on pace for 44 total points this season. A stronger second half of the season should push him over 50 points on the year.
Jan 14 - 12:19 AM

Chad Johnson allowed two goals on 36 shots in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

It's been a whirlwind season for Johnson so far. He appeared to wrestle the starting job away from Brian Elliot, then lost it, and he now appears to have won it back after starting four straight games for the Flames. It appears that coach Glen Gulutzan is set on riding the hot hand in goal and Johnson has been overall the far superior and consistent goaltender for the Flames this year. The loss drops his record to 15-10-1 with a 2.25 goals against average and a .924 save percentage.
Jan 14 - 12:09 AM

Freddie Hamilton and Brett Kulak will be scratched against the Devils on Friday night.

Unfortunately there isn't much fantasy value between these two. Hamilton has posted a goal and 29 hits in 18 games this season. Meanwhile Kulak has three points with 10 PIMs, nine blocks and eight hits in his 15 games of action.
Jan 13 - 8:09 PM

Micheal Ferland (lower body) isn't available on Friday.

Ferland has five goals and 11 points in 44 contests this season. He suffered his current injury on Wednesday.
Jan 13 - 2:29 PM

Chad Johnson will get the start on Friday against New Jersey.

Johnson was the first goalie off the ice this morning, which is usually a sign of who the starter will be. If he does get the nod then he'll be making his fourth consecutive start.
Jan 13 - 1:05 PM

Troy Brouwer (finger) has gotten the green light to return to the Flames' lineup.

Brouwer missed Calgary's last eight contests. He has eight goals and 17 points in 36 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 12 - 2:58 PM

Micheal Ferland sustained a lower-body injury during Wednesday's game.

Ferland didn't participate in Thursday's practice. Consider him questionable for Friday's contest.
Jan 12 - 2:47 PM


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