March 24 2015 11:00AM
It's that time of the season where BOTH teams are ramping up for a playoff push. Never thought I'd say that again. Feels good, man.
This week, there are a whole bunch of story lines surrounding the Adirondack Flames, so I dove into a few topics to briefly discuss some of the more interesting tidbits Flames fans should know about.
March 24 2015 09:24AM
There are now nine games remaining in the 2014-15 regular season.
Rather than beat around the bush, we went to our crack team of writers and asked one simple question. (Well, two...)
Will the Calgary Flames make the playoffs?
Here's how the responses shook down. For the sake of posterity, bear in mind that these responses were all written prior to last night's game against Colorado.
March 23 2015 10:10PM
The Calgary Flames received zero help on the out-of-town scoreboard this evening. However, much as Pedro Cerrano (of Major League) proclaimed, they did it themselves.
The Flames weathered the storm against a very talented Colorado Avalanche team, scored early and help on for a 3-2 victory at home. The victory moves their record to 40-27-6 through 73 games and moves their magic number to clinch a playoff spot to 9.5 (versus the Los Angeles Kings, who won tonight).
Here's how it happened at the 'Dome tonight.
March 23 2015 02:30PM
We're into the final few games and the margin for making the playoffs or not is razor-thin. So because of that, decisions regarding the starting netminder for the remaining games will be scrutinized.
So let's talk about Calgary's two goaltenders and who should be starting.
March 23 2015 12:30PM
It's Game 73 of the 2014-15 Calgary Flames regular season, and by the specific wording I used, you can tell they have a shot at the post-season. The Flames enter tonight in third place in the Pacific Division. Their fate remains mostly in their own hands, as the elimination number for several teams behind them can dwindle rapidly if this hockey club manages to rack up some Ws.
The Flames are still 12 games above .500, but they've lost three of their last four games (1-2-1) and have allowed some points to slip away, notably with a flat performance on Saturday afternoon against Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets and a close loss in Denver. Tonight, they get a chance for redemption against another team with a hot goalie and a team name that begins with the consonant C, the Colorado Avalanche.
Puck drop is at 7pm MT and you can catch all the excitement on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!