Calgary's Best Case Scenario

Pat Steinberg
April 08 2015 05:20PM

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The Calgary Flames haven't clinched a playoff spot yet. If they do, however, they'll be playing the Vancouver Canucks. There can be no other scenario for the Flames if they return to the postseason for the first time since 2009. For Calgary, they either play the Canucks in round one or they miss. Assuming they get in, having their opponent locked in isn't an awful thing, specifically because of who that opponent is.

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Postgame: Leads

Pat Steinberg
February 25 2012 11:46PM

Holding 3-0 and 4-3 leads in another hugely important game should usually translate to two points.  It did translate to a single point on Saturday night, but the story will likely be another coughed up advantage for the Calgary Flames, leading to a 5-4 shootout loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers.  Thanks to the out of town scoreboard, the Flames lost ground on most of their Western Conference playoff foes.

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Postgame: Trainwreck

Pat Steinberg
February 21 2012 10:12PM

An absolutely terrible evening saw the Calgary Flames fall 6-1 to the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night at the Saddledome, a game that was ran by the visitors from start to finish.  Even after scoring the first goal of the hockey game and being fortunate to be even after one period of play, the Flames let their provincial rivals go to town as the Oilers snapped a nine game losing streak to Calgary in the process.

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Postgame: Playoffs?

Pat Steinberg
February 18 2012 11:01PM

We know how the Calgary Flames are doing it, but yet...we kind of don't know how.  Riding the spectacular goaltending of Miikka Kiprusoff, and his fourth shutout this season, the Flames were able to use a third period goal from Mike Cammalleri to take a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings and officially move into a playoff spot for the first time this season.  It's exciting to see despite another, um, punchless effort for Calgary.  They've now got points in eight straight games.

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Postgame: Loving February

Pat Steinberg
February 14 2012 10:21PM

The Calgary Flames have scored 14 goals on Valentine's Day over the last two seasons, including five in a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.  On top of their success on Cupid's day, Calgary is also 6-0-2 since the calendar turned to the second month, moving them just a point back of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.  They are catching some bounces, riding a red hot goaltender, and most importantly, getting points.

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