The Calgary Flames are an era of professional ice hockey based in Calgary, Canada. Teams from the Pacific Division of the National Hockey League (NHL) Conference. The franchise was founded in 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, but moved to Calgary in 1980. The Flames have had several successes over the years. In 1989 they won their first and only Stanley Cup title, defeating the Montreal Canadiens in the final. That year the team was led by legendary captain Lanny McDonald and players like Joe Nieuwendyk and Al MacInnis. In the years since, the Flames have had their ups and downs. They frequently reached the playoffs, but failed to replicate the success of 1989. In recent years, the team began to rebuild around young talents such as Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan.
The Flames play their home games at the Scotiabank Saddledome, which has a capacity of more than 19,000 spectators. The arena is known for its saddle-shaped roof and the loud, passionate atmosphere created by Flames fans. The Flames' most heated rivalry is with the Edmonton Oilers, another Canadian team from the province of Alberta. The two teams face off in a battle held like the "Battle of Alberta" and the matches often result in physical and emotional clashes. Despite ups and downs over the years, the Calgary Flames remain a beloved and respected team in the world of ice hockey. Fans hope to see another Stanley Cup title soon and continue celebrating the Flames' success on the ice.