Flames Make Line-Up Changes Prior To Game 3

Ryan Pike
May 05 2015 12:02PM

In news that probably shouldn't be terribly shocking given they're down 2-0 in their series, the Calgary Flames have made some line-up changes prior to Game 3 against the Anaheim Ducks.

This is per reports from those at morning skate today.

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What's with the obsession with size, anyway?

May 05 2015 11:00AM

“The Ducks are bigger, and the Flames can’t handle them. That’s why they lost.”

Well… yes, and no. The Ducks are a bigger team: this is a fact. The Flames are not currently able to handle the Ducks: this is also a fact. But correlation does not equal causation.

The Flames’ problem isn’t that the Ducks are a bigger team. 

It’s that they’re a better team. 

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FGD Round 2, Game 3: Must Win (7:30pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
May 05 2015 09:00AM

After a rough pair of outings in the Honda Center in Orange County that saw them out-scored by a 9-1 margin, the Calgary Flames return home to the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome tonight for a game that's as must-win as any they've faced this season.

A win, and their Western Conference Semi-Final series with the Anaheim Ducks is made closer, and become s a narrow 2-1 lead for the Ducks. A loss, and the series becomes a 3-0 Ducks stranglehold and the brooms come out for Friday's Game 4 at the 'Dome.

The noose isn't yet tightening around the Flames' neck, but the carpenters are beginning to construct the gallows. A win tonight slows their progress.

The puck drops after 7:30pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Bennett Turns 10 (Games) and Other Notes

Ryan Pike
May 04 2015 03:06PM

It's a bit of a slow-news day in the Calgary Flames world, as the hometown hockey team awaits Game 3 in the 'Dome tomorrow night against the Anaheim Ducks.

But we do have a handful of minor notes, starting off with a larger one regarding Sam Bennett.

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Don't Panic Until After Game 3

Ryan Pike
May 04 2015 01:01PM

The Calgary Flames return home tomorrow for the first second round game in the Scotiabank Saddledome this season - and since 2004. The 'Dome will undoubtedly be a loud and raucous place.

But there's also a chance it could be filled with a small tinge of panic.

Here's why I'm not completely worried for the Flames quite yet.

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