Don't Panic Until After Game 3

Ryan Pike
May 04 2015 01:01PM

The Calgary Flames return home tomorrow for the first second round game in the Scotiabank Saddledome this season - and since 2004. The 'Dome will undoubtedly be a loud and raucous place.

But there's also a chance it could be filled with a small tinge of panic.

Here's why I'm not completely worried for the Flames quite yet.

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FN Mailbag - May 4, 2015

Kent Wilson
May 04 2015 11:00AM


Game 1 of round 2 was a bit of a rude awakening for the Flames and their fans. The Ducks are a clear step up from the Vancouver Canucks, so it's going to take some new strategy from the Flames coaches and new heroics from their increasingly beat up line up to get this thing back on track. 

The questions this week focused more on the future than the present though. Topics include the Flames draft, if there are any buy-out candidates on the roster and where we can expect to see them finish next year.

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Playoff Post-Game: More Pain At The Pond

Ryan Pike
May 03 2015 11:41PM

The Calgary Flames hit the ice for Game 2 of their series with the Anaheim Ducks hoping for a better on-ice performance and a win to draw even in the series. They played better, much better in fact, than they did in Game 1, but they fell all the same by a 3-0 score to the Ducks.

The Flames head home down 2-0, with two games at the Saddledome available to potentially draw the series even. (Or to get swept.)

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The Scorch Awards

Mike Cadarette
May 03 2015 01:00PM

Scorchy Scorch Scorch Scorch

What would the end of a season be without some awards to hand out? And the level of honour and prestige one gains from a blogger awarding them is often too much for the ego to handle. The level of celebrity that is often attained upon receiving these awards is what dreams are made of.

No, I won’t be handing out little die cast Esso-sponsored “Participation” medals because this is serious! These are serious awards, okay!?!

Without further ado, here are the first annual Scorch Awards™:

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FGD Round 2, Game 2: Do-Over (8pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
May 03 2015 09:00AM

After arguably the biggest spanking they've received from a team since last season, the Calgary Flames are back in action at the Honda Center tonight against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of their Western Conference Semi-Final series!

The Ducks fed the upstart Flames a hefty piece of humble pie on Thursday, defeatingly them handily by a 6-1 score in a game that was never close. Now, 72 hours later, the Flames are hoping that a couple days of rest and some work on various aspects of their game can help them escape Orange County with a series split.

If not, they'll face a tall order coming back from a 2-0 series deficit against a confident Anaheim team.

The puck drops after 8pm MT on Sportsnet West (with Paul Romanuk and Mike Johnson) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan (with Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias).

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