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Weekly Wrap: Flames’ Riding Vladar, Seeking Consistency

The Calgary Flames had a week of reunions with Tkachuk and Monahan returning to town.



There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the Calgary Flames, but many fans lead a very busy life, meaning it’s not always possible to keep up to date with every news story.

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  • The Calgary Flames are going to hear this a lot. Matthew Phillips is having a great AHL season so far and fans really want to see him with the NHL Flames.
  • With Matthew Tkachuk's return to Calgary looming, many former teammates wondered what the reception would be like. 


  • Jacob Markstrom had a super cool new lava rock mask made but then we found out Dan Vladar was going to start on the first night of third jersey Blasty this season.
  • The Flames got the last laugh on Tkachuk, beating the Florida Panthers soundly. 


  • Fans enjoyed booing Tkachuk every time he touched the puck, even though they showed him love when his video played.
  • Calgary Flames wingers Andrew Mangiapane and Dillon Dube looked great against the Panthers, showing the Flames what they've been missing. 


  • Another big reunion took place with the Flames welcoming Sean Monahan back. Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter called him captain material. 
  • Monahan got a bit choked up talking about what the fans in Calgary mean to him. 
  • Then the former Flames star showed them what they've been missing with a big two-point night to lead the Habs to a 2-1 victory. 
  • Markstrom took the loss personally after a gaffe in the first period. "I just suck at hockey right now."


  • More Monahan talk included the fact he's playing so well he may be on the NHL trade block again, this time for different reasons. 
  • More Calgary Flames goalie talk. The team should ride with Vladar to help Markstrom get some confidence back. But the team needs the No. 1 back to form. 


  • The Flames went back to Vladar, but also gave Kevin Rooney another shot – scratching Brett Ritchie from the fourth line. 
  • Hockey Night in Canada featured a Flames victory over Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. The Caps superstar was almost invisible. 

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