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NOF: Flames lose, News From Behind Enemy Lines, Scores and Schedules

Flames/Ducks recap, bad Coyotes PK, Blue Jackets keep winning, Alfredsson’s number retired, scores and schedules.

No game tonight for the Flames so that means it’s a News On Fire day. Here’s what’s happening with the Flames, the Pacific Division and the rest of the NHL.

Flames News

-Calgary dropped a frustrating one to the Anaheim Ducks Thursday night 3-1.

-Flames TV caught up with Mikael Backlund after the 3-1 loss to the Ducks.

Next 3

12/31: Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes

1/4: Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

1/6: Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks

News From Behind Enemy Lines

Anaheim: Brandon Montour gets the call. (OC Register)

Arizona: Special Teams hurt the Coyotes in their 6-3 loss to the Rangers. (Five For Howling)

Edmonton: Edmonton’s goaltending is one of the reasons the Oilers are having success. (Copper N Blue)

LA: Brayden McNabb is back from IR. (LA Times)

San Jose: Martin Jones needs to find some consistency. (Fear The Fin)

Vancouver: A humorous and sad look at the Canucks so far this season. (Nucks Misconduct)

NHL News

-Will the Blue Jackets ever lose again? Last night they won their 14th straight. (NHL.com)

-Senators retire Daniel Alfredsson’s #11. (NHL.com)

-Brodeur ready to gear up.....for the Winter Classic Alumni game. (NHL.com)

-17 Predictions for the New Year. (NHL.com)

Last Night’s Scores

Anaheim Ducks 3 @ Calgary Flames 1

NJ Devils 2 @ Washington Capitals 1

Boston Bruins 4 @ Buffalo Sabres 2

Montreal Canadiens 3 @ Florida Panthers 2 (OT)

Toronto Maple Leafs 3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (OT)

NY Islanders 4 @ Minnesota Wild 6

Chicago Blackhawks 3 @ Nashville Predators 2

Columbus Blue Jackets 5 @ Winnipeg Jets 3

Detroit Red Wings 3 @ Ottawa Senators 2

Colorado Avalanche 2 @ Dallas Stars 4

NY Rangers 6 @ Arizona Coyotes 3

LA Kings 1 @ Edmonton Oilers 3

Today’s Games

Chicago Blackhawks @ Carolina Hurricanes

Nashville Predators @ St. Louis Blues

Philadelphia Flyers @ San Jose Sharks

Anaheim Ducks @ Vancouver Canucks