The Playoff Chase - March 30 2015

Ryan Pike
March 30 2015 09:00AM

The playoff race is heating up! Calgary more or less kept pace with a win last night against Nashville!

Here's a look at the week to come and the teams still in it. Go banana!

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Post-Game: Music City Miracle

Ryan Pike
March 29 2015 06:47PM

The Calgary Flames came into this afternoon's contest in Nashville desperate for a win.

Sixty minutes of hockey later - the majority played with a high level of desperation and precision - the Flames maintained their playoff hopes and got a step closer to a post-season berth by way of a 5-2 win over the powerhouse Nashville Predators.

Here's how it happened.

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FGD #76: HockeyMania (3pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
March 29 2015 12:30PM

For those of you who know me in "real life" or follow my Twitter, you may recall I'm a wrestling fan. (Sue me, I grew up in Calgary at the tail end of Stampede Wrestling's glory days, and it stuck.) In each of the last two years, I went to WrestleMania. It was fun, especially New Orleans last year. In each of the past two years, the Flames were way, way out of the playoffs and on road trips, so I didn't miss anything of note. Two years ago the Flames were even nice enough to trade Jarome Iginla before my trip, so when I got off the plane in Newark on trade deadline day, I turned on my phone, went "Oh, Blake Comeau's gone?" and went about my day.

For various reasons, I didn't take the trip to San Jose for WrestleMania this year.

By sheer coincidence, two hours before WrestleMania 31 kicks off, the Calgary Flames face a crucial test in the form of the Nashville Predators. It's not Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns, but there's a lot on the line for your local hockey heroes as they try to make the post-season.

Puck drop is at 3pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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News and Notes - March 28 2015

Ryan Pike
March 28 2015 01:00PM

It's been an eventful week in the Calgary Flames world, with signings, games, and all sorts of craziness.

Here's a quick rundown of some of the "minor" stories that may've fallen under the radar a bit.

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Everybody Chill - The Numbers Game

Ryan Pike
March 28 2015 11:00AM

The Calgary Flames lost last night.

They have seven games remaining. They have to win a good chunk of them to have a realistic chance at the post-season.

No, they didn't look particularly good last night. No, it probably isn't an encouraging sign to kick off a road trip.

But everybody take a look at the following numbers and calm down a bit. Nothing's over. Not yet.

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