Flames fire coach Bill Peters after allegations by Akim Aliu
Flames fire coach Bill Peters after allegations by Akim AliuOn Monday night, Aliu alleged on Twitter that Peters had directed a racial slur toward him “several times” while the two were together in the AHL. Aliu played for Peters when he was head coach of the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s AHL affiliate, for five games in the 2008-09 season and 48 games in 2009-10. Aliu also appeared in 13 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye in ’09-10.
The Flames scored three times on the power play and once short handed in a 6 -1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes . Jarome Iginla and Marcus Nilson also scored for the Flames , who halted a three- game losing streak in front of 19,289 fans at Pengrowth Saddledome.
On his second shift back from the medical room, Backes scored the go-ahead goal to help Boston stop Calgary’s 10- game winning streak with a 5 - 2 At 11:03, he took a pass from David Krejci on a 3-on-2 and whipped a wrist shot over the glove of Chad Johnson. The Flames have been the hottest team in
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sean Monahan scored for the fourth straight game, Cam Talbot stopped 46 shots and the Calgary Flames extended their winning streak to six straight games under interim coach Geoff Ward with a 5-2 win over the listless Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.
Calgary played the night before, but had the early jump, scoring two goals on its first four shots in the opening 4:03. The Flames kept on scoring, improving to 7-0-1 their past games games following a six-game winless streak (0-5-1).
Nothing like a Flames winning streak to change the conversation in Calgary
The hockey headlines in Calgary these days have changed in tone from dark and depressing to levity and light. In the background, for now, is talk of former head coach Bill Peters and his dismissal for racist comments uttered a decade ago to minor leaguer Akim Aliu. Also on the backburner is the storyline of a disengaged Flames team playing far below its potential.Instead, Calgarians are gushing over the sudden four-game winning streak under interim head coach Geoff Ward, going into Monday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Morrison, left, looks back as the puck crosses the line on a goal by Calgary Flames Tony Amonte during the second Owen Nolan scored the lone goal for the Coyotes (2-8-0), who also lost 5 - 2 Monday night in Edmonton to the Oilers. The Coyotes have now lost four
The Flames are coming off what was arguably their biggest win of the season last night, dumping the Colorado The Flames opened the four- game set with a 4-3 overtime win over the Coyotes back on Nov. During this four- game -point- streak , the youngster has two goals and six points.
Michael Frolik and Zac Rinaldo each had a goal and an assist. Johnny Gaudreau and Milan Lucic also scored for Calgary.
The Coyotes had numerous good chances jump over their sticks before Jakob Chychrun scored in the closing seconds of the second period. Phil Kessel scored in the game's final minute and Antti Raanta allowed five goals on 29 shots, but didn't get much help from Arizona's defence.
Calgary had a big shakeup on Nov. 29, when Bill Peters resigned after it was disclosed he abused former players while coaching in Carolina and the minors.
The change in leadership has done nothing to slow the Flames, who won their fifth straight under Ward with a 5-4 overtime victory over Colorado on Monday night.
The Coyotes had been nearly as good, returning to the desert after a 3-1 road trip moved them into a tie with Edmonton atop the Pacific Division.
Flames’ Zac Rinaldo makes tone-setting impact in win over Coyotes
Drawing back into the lineup due to an injury to Matthew Tkachuk Monday night, Zac Rinaldo brought much more than just his trademark grit and energy to the fold against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. The post Toffoli notches game-winner as Kings edge Rangers appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Again.
The Ducks, who were coming off Thursday's 4-1 victory over division-leading Los Angeles, are 13-3-1 since losing back-to-back road games to the The Coyotes are 2 - 6 - 2 since a season-best four- game winning streak . Perry's 21st goal at 2 :07 of the third period, off a feed from Rickard Rakell, gave the
Since Anaheim entered with a slim lead over Arizona for the third and final automatic postseason berth in the ''Today you had two tired teams that played emotional games last night, so there were a lot of mistakes,'' Boudreau said. The Coyotes are 2 - 6 - 2 since a season-best four- game winning streak .
Arizona had to rally from a two-goal deficit to beat the Blackhawks in its previous game and found itself in a similar hole Tuesday night.
The Coyotes appeared to have an early goal, but Michael Grabner's shot hit inside of the post and bounced out.
Frolik scored on the ensuing rush after an Arizona breakdown, taking a pass from Rinaldo, faking a shot, then beating Raanta with a backhander. Gaudreau scored two minutes later with a slap shot from the left circle when Raanta was screened by his own man after a face-off.
Rinaldo made it 3-0 early in the third period, beating Raanta stick side with a one-timer from Frolik from the slot. Another Arizona breakdown, another Calgary goal, this one late in the second period when Monahan skated in alone and beat Raanta with a wrist shot from the left circle. Monahan has five goals with three assists during a seven-game point streak.
The Coyotes, after numerous failed scoring chances and bouncing pucks, finally beat Talbot with 10.6 seconds left in the second period on a wrist shot by Chychrun from the left circle.
Lucic put the game out of reach in the third period, redirecting a shot by Rasmus Andersson past Raanta.
Notes: Arizona C Clayton Keller played his 200th NHL game. ... Flames LW Matthew Tkachuk did not play after suffering an upper-body injury against Colorado. ... Coyotes D Niklas Hjalmarsson has started skating and could return soon from a broken leg.
The Flames host Toronto on Thursday.
The Coyotes host Chicago on Thursday.
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Flames score 3 power-play goals, beat Stars 5-1 .
DALLAS — Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund scored power-play goals and the Calgary Flames beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Sunday night. Tkachuk’s 14th goal of the season broke a 1-1 tie in the second period. Monahan also scored in the second. Backlund’s goal in the third period preceded a short-handed, empty-net goal by Derek Ryan. The three power-play goals were the most for Calgary in a game this season, and the most allowed by Dallas.Flames goalie David Rittich made 26 saves and picked up his first career assist on Backlund’s goal.Andrew Mangiapane scored Calgary’s first goal in the opening period. Denis Gurianov countered 38 seconds later for Dallas.