Jiri Hudler Named Finalist For Lady Byng

Ryan Pike
April 21 2015 04:55PM

A bit of pre-game news for you, and it's good news.

Calgary Flames winger Jiri Hudler has been named one of the three finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy. The news was announced on Sportsnet (and NBCSN's) pre-game coverage, and related by our pal Pat Steinberg on Twitter.

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Pre-Game Chatter - April 21 2015

Ryan Pike
April 21 2015 02:00PM

Anticipation is high for Game 4 between the Flames and Canucks!

Here's a brief snapshot of the chatter from in and around the Saddledome this morning follow each team's morning skates. Remember to treat everything you read with a grain of salt, particularly this time of year.

Playoff hockey!

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FGD Round 1, Game 4: Home Cookin'

Ryan Pike
April 21 2015 09:00AM

The Calgary Flames head into tonight's Game 4 match-up with the Vancouver Canucks in an enviable position. They have a 2-1 lead in the series thus far. They are coming off one of their most complete games in the season, and they managed not to get anybody injured or suspended in the last three games.

So here we are. The Flames are in the driver's seat of a playoff round against their most bitter rival, just two years into their rebuild. If they can replicate their performance from Game 3, there's a pretty good chance they can win tonight and upgrade their position to "stranglehold."

Expect a very desperate Canucks team tonight, and a Flames team that is believing that they can win this series with a couple more instances of playing their game.

Puck drop is just after 8pm MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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Practice Notes - April 20 2015

Ryan Pike
April 20 2015 03:30PM

Twas an optional skate day for both the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, as both teams attempt to regroup with the Flames up 2-1 in the series following last night's Game 3 win for the locals.

Here's a brief rundown of what was talked about after practice:

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Several Flames Prospects Survive Into Conference Finals

Ryan Pike
April 20 2015 02:00PM

While the National Hockey League's post-season has garnered the majority of the headlines - and for good reason - the playoffs continue in the Canadian Hockey League! Several Flames prospects remain improbably alive at this point, though one particular series is guaranteed to see a Flames prospect end their season (and possibly their junior career) after this round.

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