WWYDW: Will It Blend?

Taylor McKee
May 06 2015 01:09PM

We have seen a lot of bizarre line combinations so far this series, What Would You Do Wednesday is here to hear your ideas.

I am writing this still dewy-eyed over Johnny Gaudreau's wrister from last-night's game and hoarse from literally screaming after Backlund's winner in overtime. After some considerate reflection of the game I got to thinking, "wow, there have been a lot of weird lines this series." We are talking line-combos after the jump!

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Signs Of Life, Three Games In

Ryan Pike
May 06 2015 12:00PM

So, the Calgary Flames won last night. The game itself was pretty even and pretty nerve-wracking for both sides. The Ducks had a chance to go up 3-0. The Flames had a chance to keep themselves alive in the series. Shots were even, and the Flames actually won the possession battle via a 57-45 Corsi advantage.

How did player performance shake out in that respect to other games this series?

We have the breakdown after the jump!

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Playoff Post-Game: ...And Now, It's A Series

Ryan Pike
May 05 2015 11:29PM

It was a rollercoaster night for the Calgary Flames.

They led. They blew a lead. They trailed, twice. They scored a tying goal, but had it disallowed. They couldn't buy a power-play goal to save their lives. And then they scored late in the third to force extra time and then early in overtime to win it.

What could've been a 3-0 series lead for the Anaheim Ducks transformed into a narrower, slightly more tenuous 2-1 series lead by virtue of a 4-3 Flames overtime victory.

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Flames Have Tying Goal Disallowed In Third Period

Ryan Pike
May 05 2015 10:28PM

The Calgary Flames are headed to overtime at the Saddledome with the score tied at 3-3, but they nearly tied the game considerably earlier in the third period than they actually did.

The situation room in Toronto judged Sam Bennett's shot on Frederik Andersen at 13:43 of the third period to not conclusively be fully across the goal line.

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Granlund and Diaz In, Wolf and Wotherspoon Out

Ryan Pike
May 05 2015 07:37PM

Game 3 is about to get underway for the Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks, and the home side has now officially made some line-up changes.

But not the exact changes that were anticipated earlier today.

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