April 17 2015 10:06PM
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Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett has been arguably the Flames' best forward early on in their first-round playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks.
In the second period of Friday night's Game 2, Bennett left the contest mid-way through the second period. He took two more shifts after sustaining an unnoticed and so far undisclosed injury, but totalled just 39 seconds of ice time.
He didn't return for the start of the third period. He was under evaluation and was briefly questionable to return, although he's since returned to the game. His health status is still worth monitoring, as is the source of what occurred and we'll update this post once more information is available.
April 17 2015 09:22PM
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The Vancouver Canucks came out flying in the first period of Game 2.
Seizing control and setting a physical tone right from the get go, the Canucks received early goals from Daniel Sedin and Nick Bonino to give them a 2-0 lead over the Calgary Flames. Something happened on Higgins' power-play marker though that could presumably, attract the attention of the NHL's Department of Player Safety.
Let's get into it.
April 17 2015 01:00PM
The Flames played a pretty solid game in Game 1, gradually getting better throughout the game in most respects. Heck, the Corsi battle was even!
One area where they struggled, though, was the face-off circle.
April 17 2015 11:00AM
After his absence at two days of practice and his performance in Game 1, a common question has emerged among the Calgary Flames fan-base.
Is Sean Monahan playing hurt?
April 17 2015 09:00AM
The Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks engaged in a pretty entertaining tilt on Wednesday night, with the Flames eking out a 2-1 victory by way of a late goal by Kris Russell.
As a result, tonight is yet another in a series of "biggest games of the season" for the Flames. A win and they go home to Scotiabank Saddledome with a 2-0 series edge. A loss, and the Canucks even things up at one win apiece and head to Calgary to try to negate their own home-rink advantage. it's the swing game, and it could ultimately decide who wins the series. I don't think even the venerable Canucks can come back from being down 2-0 to the Flames.
It's another game between two teams that know each other very well. And the stakes will only get bigger from here on out. For the Calgary Flames, all they can do is keep playing their game and finding wacky ways to win.
Puck drop is after 8pm MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.