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Mikael Backlund had an assist in a 4-3 shootout victory against Boston.

Backlund is on a three-game point streak. He has seven goals and 12 assists in 34 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 6 - 10:32 AM

David Schlemko played just seven minutes through the game's first 65, and was Calgary's eighth shooter during the shootout. But he put on a move for the ages to secure a 4-3 victory over Boston on Thursday night.

Go find a highlight. Schlemko, a lefty, took the puck wide on his backhand, and cut in from the top of the right circle. Instead of finishing on his forehand, Schlemko pivoted, faked like he was going skate backwards, and finished with the one-handed tuck-in as Rask vacated the net. In 26 games with Arizona, Dallas, and now Calgary, he has a goal and four points this season.
Mar 6 - 12:01 AM

Sean Monahan scored his 23rd goal of the season in Calgary's big 4-3 shootout win over Boston on Thursday night.

The power play goal tied the game at one just ahead of the first intermission. While it was Monahan's only significant addition to the score sheet, he did play 6:30 on the power play and 27:39 during the game. Monahan now leads the team in goals, and ranks fourth in points with 44.
Mar 5 - 11:54 PM

Jiri Hudler scored his 21st goal of the season in Calgary's big 4-3 shootout win over Boston on Thursday night.

A classic goal-scorer's goal. Hudler slammed home a long rebound to tie the game at two late in the second period. Hudler continues to rank second on the team in goals, but also leads the team in points with 52.
Mar 5 - 11:52 PM

Johnny Gaudreau ended his 15 game goal drought when he tied the game early in the third period on the power play. Though he'd miss his shootout attempt, the Flames would still win 4-3 over the Bruins on Thursday night.

Gaudreau has still been valuable since scoring a pair against Buffalo on Jan. 27th, though. He recorded eight assists, including a four game streak, during that time. On the season he now has 11 goals, leads the team in assists with 37, and ranks third on the team in points with 46.
Mar 5 - 11:48 PM

Dennis Wideman netted two assists, including one on the power play in Thursday's shootout victory over the Bruins.

The tallies won't make it on to any highlight reel, but you can bet his teammates appreciate the efforts he made while skating 33:04 of the game's 65 minutes. Wideman added two hits, four shots, and eight blocks during his time as well. Wideman now has 27 assists and 39 points this season, with 14 coming with the man advantage.
Mar 5 - 11:38 PM

Kris Russell blocked 15 shots and added two power play assists in Calgary's 4-3 shootout with over Boston on Thursday night.

Russell came into the game with a 203 to 172 lead on Roman Josi for the league-lead in blocked shots. He put another dozen on top while playing just eight seconds less than half the game. The pair of assists also gives him 21 on the season, seven of which have come with the man advantage.
Mar 5 - 11:31 PM

Karri Ramo made 34 saves plus seven more in the shootout in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Bruins.

All in all, Ramo did play quite well. He helped out the defense when it got hemmed, and stopped all six special teams shots sent his way. But he was beaten on a wrap-around and caught looking the wrong way for Boston's first two goals. But you know what they say, a win is a win. And Ramo is now 12-7-1 with a .917 save percentage and a 2.43 GAA.
Mar 5 - 11:10 PM

David Jones exited Thursday's game in Boston with a lower-body injury.

Jones blocked a shot in the first period and the Flames have already announced that he won't be returning to the game. He is considered day-to-day right now but the Flames will surely provide an update on his status after the game.
Mar 5 - 8:27 PM

Corey Potter, Michael Ferland and Matt Stajan will be scratched in Thursday's game against Boston.

Stajan has rejoined the team after being with his wife for the birth of their child, but he won't suit up tonight. Potter had dressed in two straight games (his first two of the season) but and Ferland will also watch tonight's game from the press box.
Mar 5 - 6:57 PM

Dennis Wideman said he enjoyed his stint with the Boston Bruins.

Wideman played in Boston from 2006 to 2010. "I enjoyed the city a lot, where I lived in the north end and the whole city. I really enjoyed, just the quality of life here. We had some good times here. We had some good teams and some great playoff series’ and things like that. I really enjoyed playing here." The 31-year-old has 12 goals and 37 points in 62 games this season.
Mar 5 - 6:23 PM

David Schlemko will make his Flames' debut against the Boston Bruins on Thursday.

"Its huge for me," he said. "This year hasn't gone the way I wanted, especially lately. I'm going to take advantage of the opportunity." The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers from Dallas on Sunday. He is expected to play on a pairing with Raphael Diaz. Schlemko has one goal and four points in 25 games this season.
Mar 5 - 6:20 PM

Karri Ramo will get the start in Thursday's game against Boston.

The 28-year-old is coming off a 35 save performance in a win over the Flyers. Ramo has a 11-7-1 record with a 2.41 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage. He has won two of his last three starts.
Mar 5 - 5:26 PM

Matt Stajan has rejoined the Flames after spending time with his wife for the birth of their son.

Stajan probably won't play on Thursday against Boston, but Friday's contest seems likely. He has four goals and 10 points in 41 games in 2014-15.
Mar 5 - 9:25 AM

Karri Ramo has been fantastic on the road this season.

Ramo has a .938 save percentage in road games, which is the highest in the NHL among goaltenders that have participated in at least 10 road contests. "I don't know … it's just been that way this year," said Ramo. "I feel comfortable … the same on the road and at home. I try to prepare myself for each game we play — and not think about results. And now we're getting results, now I'm getting saves." Overall, he has a 2.41 GAA and .917 save percentage in 24 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 5 - 9:22 AM


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