Report: Sam Bennett to Calgary (Or Maybe Not)

Ryan Pike
April 03 2015 09:00AM

Sam Bennett's Kingston Frontenacs were finally swept by the North Bay Battalion last night, ending their first round Ontario Hockey League series and, potentially, Bennett's junior career.

Mark Edwards of HockeyProspect.com tweeted this post-game:

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 03 2015 06:30AM

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The Oilers tank continues, Leafs draft plans, Flames luck and new arena plans, Byfuglien suspended for brutal cross-check, the Calder Trophy race, 2015 draft prospects and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Post-Game: Flames Lose To Better Team (Again)

Ryan Pike
April 03 2015 02:12AM

A few weeks back, the Calgary Flames lost 4-0 to the St. Louis Blues.

The Blues are, in so many ways, what Calgary wants to turn into in a few years. The Blues are a deep, deep team. They've drafted well. They have good coaching. They have a team that can roll four good lines and hurt you in many ways.

They hurt Calgary in many ways tonight. The Flames lost 4-1. It was a game many expected Calgary to lose, and it provided many lessons.

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FGD #78: The Gateway to the Playoffs (6pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
April 02 2015 02:00PM

With just five games remaining in their regular season schedule, the Calgary Flames sit in what's become familiar territory this season: in a playoff spot.

The Flames head to the Gateway to the West, St. Louis, tonight. They have lost their first two games this season against the Blues, but they've also been on a tear of late, winning two of the first three games of this five-game road trip. And after two games against the Blues, particularly a close one that got away from them a bit on St. Patrick's Day (losing 4-0 at home), the Flames will be a motivated bunch tonight.

After all, a win - or even a point - will go a long, long way to cementing their playoff status.

Puck drop is at 6pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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The Flames Keep Pulling Rabbits Out Of Their Hat

Ryan Pike
April 02 2015 01:00PM

Three nights ago in Dallas, the Calgary Flames were wildly out-shot for most of the game. Yet, the Flames found a way to keep the game close, and then found a way to win.

It's another in a series of games where the Flames weren't well-positioned to win, yet pulled a rabbit out of their hat and got some points out of it.

For the curious, here are the games I've identified as instances where the Flames have managed to pull rabbits out when they needed to do so. These aren't including instances where the Flames got offense from odd sources - say hello, Deryk Engelland's pair of goals against Dallas, David Schlemko's shootout heroics and/or Josh Jooris' hat trick - merely games when the team somehow pulled victory from the jaws of defeat.

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