Frozen Four Game-Day: Boston College vs. Union College (3pm MT, TSN2)

Ryan Pike
April 10 2014 11:00AM

Gang, it all comes down to this. This afternoon, the Boston College Eagles attempt to advance to the NCAA Championship game on Saturday when they play the Union College Dutchmen. It'll definitely be the last couple collegiate games for Flames 2010 fourth rounder Bill Arnold, but it may also be the final collegiate appearances for one Johnny Gaudreau.

You may have heard of him.

A win sends Arnold and Gaudreau to the championship game. A loss perhaps sends them NHL contracts and an NHL appearance this weekend.

Either way, the stakes are high as one (or both) of the Calgary Flames top prospects seek to end their NCAA career(s) in style. The game goes at 3pm MT on TSN2.

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FGD: Royal Rubbermatch

Ryan Pike
April 09 2014 11:42AM

We're down to the final five days of the 2013-14 season, and the Calgary Flames play their 80th contest tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome against the Los Angeles Kings. It's the fifth and final meeting between the clubs. The road team has won every single game.

The home side arrives back in Calgary after a pretty successful road trip, winning three of five and putting some drama into the playoff hopes of New Jersey and Tampa Bay. The Kings are a streaky team, having lost three of their last four games (and that stretch followed a six-game winning stretch). They're being chased by the Minnesota Wild, and desperately need some points to cement their claim to the third seed in the Pacific Division. It's ultimately a meaningless game, they're being chased by Dallas and Phoenix, neither of which can catch 'em.

Tonight's game is the last TSN broadcast for awhile. It kicks off at 8pm MT.

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News and Notes - April 8 2014

Ryan Pike
April 08 2014 03:27PM

Gang, I'm back in the saddle after being in New Orleans all weekend for WrestleMania festivities. If you ever get the chance to visit the city, do so.

Anyhow, here's a quick rundown of what's happening right now, as the Flames prepare for the first of their final three games of the 2013-14 NHL season tomorrow against the Los Angeles Kings.

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Post-Game: Beaten By The Buds

Ryan Pike
April 01 2014 07:46PM

It was a close, tight-checking game at the Air Canada Centre this evening, as the Flames continued their road trip in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Despite keeping the score low, the Flames continued some of their defensive dodginess and dropped a close game by a 3-2 score.

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The Weekly Ignition: End of March

Ryan Pike
March 31 2014 02:05PM

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Friends, we're at the tail-end of March. Tomorrow's April, which means that the hockey season is winding down (boo) but the NHL playoffs will soon be here (yay).

Here's a quick glance at Flames-related news to tide you over until then.

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