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The Daily: Flames Look To Double Dip in San Jose, Makar Waves Off Penalty

The Calgary Flames are in San Jose for their second meeting in three days, meanwhile, Cale Makar makes a classy move.



The Calgary Flames haven't been in one spot this long on the road this season and the hope is a few days in San Jose can be the catalyst for a playoff push before the holiday break. A 5-2 win on Sunday was a nice start and after a day of practice on Monday, the two are back at it on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Cale Makar must be campaigning for the Lady Byng after helping reverse a penalty call. And, oh boy, is there some stuff going on in Philadelphia. 

Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames lost two of three from their top line last year. Elias Lindholm has a different point distribution but isn't far off what he produced last year. 

The Milan Lucic goal was a boost for the locker-room but a lot of fans are worried it will mean more opportunity for the big guy to play regularly. He practised on the second line on Monday. 

NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now

Philly Hockey Now: There is a lot of drama. Kevin Hayes was a healthy scratch for a couple of games and voiced his disagreement. Now, there are reports that the Philadelphia Flyers might buy him out.

Hayes openly disagreed with the scratches. Calgary Flames fans have to love the Tortorella drama.

And for some salt in the wound, the Flyers injuries are catastrophic. Cam Atkinson is done for the year. And an update on Sean Couturier.

NBC Sports Chicago: Officially, Patrick Kane isn’t yet on the NHL trade block. Sure. It’s coming, and the rumoured front-runner is the New York Rangers.

Montreal Hockey Now: How’s this for a little juicy gossip: This summer, the Flyers offered James van Riemsdyk around the league, but the Montreal Canadiens wanted a first-round pick, too.

Boston Hockey Now: This situation is one to watch. Craig Smith is a legit player, one year removed from a 16-goal season, and cleared waivers on Monday. What are the Boston Bruins’ options?

NYI Hockey Now: I’ve never seen this before. Officials called a penalty on the Islanders, then Cale Makar talked them out of it?! He gifted the New York Islanders.

Washington Hockey Now: Gordie Howe’s sons met Alex Ovechkin’s son. Talk about offspring, eh? See the Washington Capitals moment.

Sportsnet: Stuart Skinner has taken the net from Jack Campbell in Edmonton, and Skinner got a new contract this week. Mark Spector says it was an easy decision.

There was a three-way trade with Toronto, Florida and Detroit. The Red Wings acquired defenceman Michael del Zotto from Florida, then flipped him to Anaheim for an AHL veteran scorer. Ok? Here’s the full details of the Red Wings trade.

CTV News: Lastly, Andrew ‘the Hamburglar” Hammond announced his retirement via Twitter. It’s not often cheeseburgers rain down on the ice, and it’s awesome when they do. That was a special run with the Ottawa Senators. To me, ex-Flames forward Curtis Lazar will always be known as the guy who ate a burger off the ice. 

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