Comparing The West: Calgary and The Other Playoff Contenders

Ryan Pike
March 07 2015 01:00PM

The Western Conference has 14 teams that want to be in the playoffs. At this juncture, only 10 have legitimate hopes of actually playing when the post-season begins in mid-April (with apologies to Edmonton, Arizona, Dallas and Colorado).

In the interest of my own curiosity, here is a brief statistical comparison of the 10 teams currently battling for the post-season.

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FN Mailbag - March 6, 2015 (late edition)

Kent Wilson
March 07 2015 10:19AM

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Time again for the FlamesNation Friday Mailbag. This week we have a grab bag of unrelated items, ranging from the Flames lacklustre collection of defensive prospect to the futures of Hiller, Ramo and Mikael Backlund. 

Let's dive in.

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Nation World HQ
March 07 2015 08:00AM

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It's Saturday, and that means it's time for another round table known as the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, the heroes at the Royal Half compile the week that was with hot takes from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division. These are those hot takes. Enjoy.

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Post-Game: Back-to-Back Wins!

Ryan Pike
March 06 2015 10:40PM

Tonight's game had all the marks of a tough one for the Calgary Flames.

Detroit were rested, while Calgary had played the evening before and didn't get into the Motor City until 2am local time. The Flames had lost David Jones, who had been a key part of their tough-minutes tandem with Lance Bouma and Mikael Backlund, and both Matt Stajan and goalie Jonas Hiller were playing their first games in awhile.

But because this is the 2014-15 edition of the Calgary Flames and this year has been strange fairly consistently, the Flames roared back from a 2-0 first period deficit with five unanswered goals and beat the Red Wings 5-2 at Joe Louis Arena.

They are now 36-25-4 on the season with 17 games remaining.

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FGD #65: A Trip to Motown (5:30pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
March 06 2015 02:00PM

After a tough game last night in Boston, the Calgary Flames hope to build on their solid road trip record thus far (3-2-0 in five games) when they trek into Detroit to face the Red Wings.

The Red Wings are over 20 games above .500 - Calgary's "just" 10 games over - and are one of the league's more complete teams. It'll be a tough test for the visitors.

The puck drops at 5:30pm MT and the game can be caught on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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