April 25 2015 10:38PM
The Calgary Flames punched their ticket to the second round in a highly-entertaining Game 6 against the Vancouver Canucks in the Scotiabank Saddledome! The final score was 7-4, but in so, so many ways, that doesn't begin to reflect how crazy this game actually was.
The Flames are off until Monday now, when they'll begin to prepare to face the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Semi-Finals.
April 25 2015 10:17PM
It wasn't easy and, at times, it wasn't pretty, but the Calgary Flames have punched their ticket for the Western Conference Semi-Finals.
April 25 2015 08:06PM
Game 6 of the Calgary Flames' series with the Vancouver Canucks got off to a rough start for the Flames' starting netminder, Jonas Hiller.
Hiller gave up 2 goals on 3 shots and was yanked from the game after just 7:32 and replaced with back-up Karri Ramo.
April 25 2015 12:27PM
We're nearly six games into the Flames first round series with the Canucks and as usual nothing is clear or simple with the club. Calgary took a 3-1 series lead only to lay a giant egg in Vancouver, casting a small shadow of doubt on how things will play out.
The hobbled first line isn't scoring, but the goaltending and special teams have been good enough to get the Flames the lead. It remains to be seen if they can close things out without functional top unit at even strength, however.
This week we'll look at the Flames on-going roster decisions, Mikael Backlund's contract, how potential expansion to Las Vegas might effect Calgary and much more*.
*(There was a lot of questions for this mailbag, so please forgive me if I don't answer yours this time around. The volume of inquiries forced me to pare things down significantly)
April 25 2015 09:00AM
After failing to close out the series on the road on Thursday, the Calgary Flames have a second chance to close out their first round series with the Vancouver Canucks tonight. This time, it's a home date at the Saddledome, where the Flames have played much, much better than they have on the road.
The key to victory for the Flames? Desperation and execution. They were sloppy in Game 5 in Vancouver and blew their chance to close out the series, and thus are back home looking to cash in on their second chance. But they really need to play the physical brand of hockey that brought them this far, and execute the game-plan that has made the Sedins an after-thought in games in Calgary.
The Flames are sixty minutes of effective hockey away from their first trip to the second round since 2004. It would be truly frustrating for all involved if they couldn't close this series out, particularly because while they have been quite good at home, they haven't been all that good at Rogers Arena, and a return trip there probably isn't in their best interests.
The puck drops after 7pm MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.