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Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames is a hockey team of the national hockey league founded in 1972.

The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey club based in Calgary. The Flames compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference and are the third major professional ice hockey team representing the city of Calgary, after the Calgary Tigers (1921-1927) and the Calgary Cowboys (1975-1977). The Flames are one of two NHL franchises based in Alberta, the other being the Edmonton Oilers. The proximity of the cities led to a rivalry known as the "Battle of Alberta". The team was founded in 1972 in Atlanta as the Atlanta Flames before moving to Calgary in 1980. The Flames played their first three seasons in Calgary at the Stampede Corral before moving to the Scotiabank Saddledome (originally Olympic Saddledome) in 1983. In the 1985/86 season, the Flames became the first Calgary team since the 1923/24 Tigers to compete for the Stanley Cup. In the 1988-89 season, the Flames won their first and only Stanley Cup title. The Flames' unexpected entry into the 2004 Stanley Cup finals spawned the Red Mile, and in 2011 the team hosted and won the second Heritage Classic outdoor game.

The Flames have won two Presidential Trophies as the NHL's best regular season team and have won seven division championships. Individually, Jarome Iginla is the franchise leader in games played, goals and points, as well as a two-time winner of the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer. Miikki Kiprusoff has the most wins by a goalkeeper in the form of the Calgary Flames. Eleven people associated with the Flames have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Timeline

1980
Calgary Flames
1972
Atlanta Flames

Patents

Further Resources

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960 - Sportsnet.ca

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Air Canada & the Calgary Flames present: Chris

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March 30, 2022

Darryl Sutter " I sure as hell wouldn't want to play Colorado in the first round, waste of 8 days"

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March 15, 2022

Jarnkrok: 'I'm super excited to be part of the Flames'

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March 16, 2022

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