Post-Game: Crowned

Justin Azevedo
April 09 2014 11:20PM

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Goaltending was once again the only reason your Calgary Flames were able to hang around tonight. Jonathan Quick had a bad bad night, allowing 3 goals on his first 13 shots against. Karri Rämö, on the other hand, did not, making 41 saves to drag the Flames all the way to the shootout in a game they had no business being in.

However, Rämö and Sean Monahan would combine in the shootout to give the Flames yet another win - a 4-3 final. 

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FGD: Royal Rubbermatch

Ryan Pike
April 09 2014 11:42AM

We're down to the final five days of the 2013-14 season, and the Calgary Flames play their 80th contest tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome against the Los Angeles Kings. It's the fifth and final meeting between the clubs. The road team has won every single game.

The home side arrives back in Calgary after a pretty successful road trip, winning three of five and putting some drama into the playoff hopes of New Jersey and Tampa Bay. The Kings are a streaky team, having lost three of their last four games (and that stretch followed a six-game winning stretch). They're being chased by the Minnesota Wild, and desperately need some points to cement their claim to the third seed in the Pacific Division. It's ultimately a meaningless game, they're being chased by Dallas and Phoenix, neither of which can catch 'em.

Tonight's game is the last TSN broadcast for awhile. It kicks off at 8pm MT.

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News and Notes - April 8 2014

Ryan Pike
April 08 2014 03:27PM

Gang, I'm back in the saddle after being in New Orleans all weekend for WrestleMania festivities. If you ever get the chance to visit the city, do so.

Anyhow, here's a quick rundown of what's happening right now, as the Flames prepare for the first of their final three games of the 2013-14 NHL season tomorrow against the Los Angeles Kings.

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Spend Money, Win Stuff

Justin Azevedo
April 08 2014 10:41AM

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So, I got an email from Kent the other day asking if I wanted to take part in a promotion for the Nations. The idea and execution were simple: I would go to a Scotiabank, and they would give me a piece of plastic about three inches by two inches.

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Random Thoughts - Probably Should have Signed Brodie Long Term

Kent Wilson
April 08 2014 10:07AM

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Most of you probably missed it, but the Carolina Hurricanes re-signed young defender Justin Faulk to a 6-year, $4.83 million deal at the end of March. That's significant because Faulk is a strong comparable to the Flames own T.J. Brodie.

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