Calgary Flames Daily: Prospects heating up the way

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28, 2016: (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28, 2016: (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The Calgary Flames don’t play again until Thursday, so it’ll be a boring next few days. Nonetheless, let’s still check out some Flames news.

The Calgary Flames had a game on Saturday night before having four days off. Thanks, NHL, what am I supposed to do with my time, now? The Flames won 5-2 against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. But something they need to watch for is this indiscipline.

While they were never (luckily) scored on any Canucks powerplays, and they had seven of them, the Flames still need to watch out. Their penalty kill won’t be that great in every game. At least Canucks powerplay wasn’t all that great anyways, too.

Other than that, right now, some Flames prospects are killing it in the minor leagues. Especially Matthew Phillips, who has nine goals and 24 assists in 10 regular season games with the Victoria Royals. Phillips is third among all skaters in the WHL for goals, assists, points, and is leading in all powerplay assists. The Royals are currently first overall in the WHL going 8-1-1.

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Mark Jankowski, who made it through training camp and almost made it to the end, but was sent back down to the AHL, has four goals and one assist in three games with the Stockton Heat so far. He’s tied for second for most goals among all skaters, but the one player ahead of him has two games over Janko.

Flames fans are hoping that Jankowski will get a call-up at some point this year. With the fourth line, generally consisting of Matt Stajan, Tanner Glass, and Troy Brouwer, it’s not exactly the greatest fourth line ever. Sometimes we see Micheal Ferland on that line or Freddie Hamilton, but Jankowski deserves as hot at this point.

Adam Ruzicka is also doing well in the OHL, he had eight goals and 15 points in 10 games with the Sarnia Sting. He’s in fifth among all skaters for goals and is second on the team in that category. Like the Royals, the Sting are also first in the league, going 9-1-0.

Flames Tweet of the day

Some links surrounding the Flames

HEAT REPORT – 16.10.17 (

Calgary Flames’ Search for Stability Continues (The Hockey Writers).

Jagr’s first point with Calgary as Flames beat Canucks (Sportsnet).

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

NHL dropping All-Star Game makes all the sense in the world (FanSided).

Georges St-Pierre gives pep talk to Montréal Canadiens ‏(FanSided).

Subban, Golden Knights defeat Bruins (

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