May 03 2015 11:41PM
The Calgary Flames hit the ice for Game 2 of their series with the Anaheim Ducks hoping for a better on-ice performance and a win to draw even in the series. They played better, much better in fact, than they did in Game 1, but they fell all the same by a 3-0 score to the Ducks.
The Flames head home down 2-0, with two games at the Saddledome available to potentially draw the series even. (Or to get swept.)
May 03 2015 01:00PM
What would the end of a season be without some awards to hand out? And the level of honour and prestige one gains from a blogger awarding them is often too much for the ego to handle. The level of celebrity that is often attained upon receiving these awards is what dreams are made of.
No, I won’t be handing out little die cast Esso-sponsored “Participation” medals because this is serious! These are serious awards, okay!?!
Without further ado, here are the first annual Scorch Awards™:
May 03 2015 09:00AM
After arguably the biggest spanking they've received from a team since last season, the Calgary Flames are back in action at the Honda Center tonight against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of their Western Conference Semi-Final series!
The Ducks fed the upstart Flames a hefty piece of humble pie on Thursday, defeatingly them handily by a 6-1 score in a game that was never close. Now, 72 hours later, the Flames are hoping that a couple days of rest and some work on various aspects of their game can help them escape Orange County with a series split.
If not, they'll face a tall order coming back from a 2-0 series deficit against a confident Anaheim team.
The puck drops after 8pm MT on Sportsnet West (with Paul Romanuk and Mike Johnson) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan (with Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias).
May 02 2015 03:00PM
Despite how pleasantly surprising these 2014-15 Calgary Flames have been, there’s a lot that isn’t quite ideal right now. Being down 0-1 to the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the playoffs isn’t ideal. Being blown out 6-1 by them also isn’t ideal.
But probably most of all, Mark Giordano not being able to play is not ideal.
May 02 2015 01:00PM
Calgary's captain was not named a finalist for the Norris Trophy, but he'll be headed to Las Vegas in late June anyway.
Mark Giordano was named a finalist for the NHL Foundation Player Award, as revealed on Sportsnet's pre-game festivities last night. San Jose's Brent Burns and the Rangers' Henrik Lindqvist are the other finalists. The award goes annually to a player that more or less exemplifies good citizenship within their community, though it also goes to a high-end player. (It's quite similar to the King Clancy Award in that respect.)