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.
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.
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.
March 31 2014 02:05PM
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.
March 30 2014 09:30PM
The Calgary Flames kicked off their final big road trip of the season with a loss on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 6-3 decision in Ottawa to the hometown Senators. The Flames held a lead for the better part of the second period, but their habit of allowing late-period goals may've come back to bite 'em.