April 20 2015 11:00AM
It's the middle of April and the Flames are still playing hockey. Sure, they haven't looked great through two games, but they're playing meaningful hockey mid-Spring for the first time in recent memory. Like pizza, even bad playoff hockey is still pretty good.
This week we look at the persistence of Joe Colborne, what to do with Sam Bennett and, of course, the blueline.
April 19 2015 11:40PM
Once again, a frustrated team at the tail-end of a one-sided loss increased physicality and triggered some fisticuffs.
In Game 2, it was the Flames, and Deryk Engelland narrowly avoided suspension. In Game 3, it was the Canucks, and we'll see what happens with Alex Burrows. He was assessed a game misconduct for instigating a fight with Kris Russell late in the third period following a big hit to Johnny Gaudreau (which he was already being penalized for).
April 19 2015 11:24PM
The Calgary Flames waited in anticipation for this, their first playoff home game in just shy of six full years.
They didn't disappoint, producing perhaps their most complete 60 minutes of hockey in weeks - aside from that game versus the Los Angeles Kings that sent them to the post-season. They beat the visiting Vancouver Canucks 4-2 to take a 2-1 series lead in their Western Conference quarter-final.
Three of the team's four goals were scored by players with last names beginning with B: Bollig, Brodie and Bennett (who had the eventual game-winner).
Sean Monahan scored the final goal, and his name doesn't begin with the letter B.
April 19 2015 08:07PM
Photo Credit: Marc DesRosiers/USA TODAY Sports
Some line-up news for you as the beginning of Game 3 rapidly approaches!
The Flames have made two moves:
- Mason Raymond is in for Markus Granlund
- Tyler Wotherspoon is in for Corey Potter
April 19 2015 01:00PM
The Adirondack Flames complete their first (and only) season as the Flames' AHL affiliate tonight when they play their final regular season game against Rochester.
After tonight, the limitation on Flames recalls is lifted, now that the AHL season is done and the Baby Flames are finished. That means the Flames can bring up some kids to give them a taste of the playoffs, and if nothing else expand the skating group so that players taking optional practices aren't skating all by their lonesome with the coaches.
So who's likely coming up?