For Your Consideration: Lance Bouma for the Masterton

Ryan Pike
March 30 2015 11:00AM

It's getting close to awards season in the hockey world, so we're beginning a recurring feature here at FlamesNation: For Your Consideration. Here, we'll profile Flames we feel should be contenders for NHL awards and explain why they should be in the hunt.

And who's better to start off with than Lance Bouma in contention for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy?

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The Playoff Chase - March 30 2015

Ryan Pike
March 30 2015 09:00AM

The playoff race is heating up! Calgary more or less kept pace with a win last night against Nashville!

Here's a look at the week to come and the teams still in it. Go banana!

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First Star, Worst Star: March 29, 2015

March 29 2015 09:30PM


Spring has sprung, the playoffs are almost here, it's Wrestlemania Sunday, and if that wasn't enough it's time for First Star, Worst Star! 

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Post-Game: Music City Miracle

Ryan Pike
March 29 2015 06:47PM

The Calgary Flames came into this afternoon's contest in Nashville desperate for a win.

Sixty minutes of hockey later - the majority played with a high level of desperation and precision - the Flames maintained their playoff hopes and got a step closer to a post-season berth by way of a 5-2 win over the powerhouse Nashville Predators.

Here's how it happened.

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FGD #76: HockeyMania (3pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
March 29 2015 12:30PM

For those of you who know me in "real life" or follow my Twitter, you may recall I'm a wrestling fan. (Sue me, I grew up in Calgary at the tail end of Stampede Wrestling's glory days, and it stuck.) In each of the last two years, I went to WrestleMania. It was fun, especially New Orleans last year. In each of the past two years, the Flames were way, way out of the playoffs and on road trips, so I didn't miss anything of note. Two years ago the Flames were even nice enough to trade Jarome Iginla before my trip, so when I got off the plane in Newark on trade deadline day, I turned on my phone, went "Oh, Blake Comeau's gone?" and went about my day.

For various reasons, I didn't take the trip to San Jose for WrestleMania this year.

By sheer coincidence, two hours before WrestleMania 31 kicks off, the Calgary Flames face a crucial test in the form of the Nashville Predators. It's not Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns, but there's a lot on the line for your local hockey heroes as they try to make the post-season.

Puck drop is at 3pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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