Keegan Kanzig Was Pretty Solid Against Kootenay

Ryan Pike
April 07 2015 12:00PM

So, the Calgary Hitmen beat the Kootenay Ice last night, completing their seven-game series with a rather one-sided 6-2 victory at the Saddledome.

Functionally-speaking, it was the competition of a de facto Best of Nine series, as the Hitmen and Ice played a home-and-home series to end the regular season as well.

One of the crucial aspects of the series? The matching by Calgary Hitmen coach Mark French of behemoth defenseman (and Calgary Flames prospect) Keegan Kanzig against 2014 second overall draft pick Sam Reinhart.

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Let's Talk Tie-Breakers

Ryan Pike
April 07 2015 10:00AM

The Western Conference playoff race is packed tighter than a clown car right now. It's extremely possible that Calgary could end up tied in points with the other teams in the race. That would push things to the NHL's standings tie-breakers.

Let's check out where the Flames sit in regards to those tiebreakers.

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The Playoff Chase - April 6 2015

Ryan Pike
April 06 2015 03:00PM

The NHL season ends in five days. There are nine teams competing for eight spots. Four spots are entirely spoken for. Another two spots can be sewn up tonight.

Here's where things stand as the Flames sit idle tonight.

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Johnny Gaudreau is the rookie of the year according to poll of NHL head coaches

Thomas Drance
April 06 2015 02:00PM

If the Calder Memorial Trophy was voted on by NHL head coaches, it would seem that Johnny Gaudreau would be the likely winner.

On Monday veteran TSN broadcaster Bob McKenzie unveiled the results of an informal poll that he conducted among 20 NHL head coaches. More of those coaches chose Johnny Gaudreau as the NHL's best and impactful rookie than any other player.

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News and Notes - April 6 2015

Ryan Pike
April 06 2015 01:00PM

The Calgary Flames don't play today, but they're back on the practice ice as they prepare for another crucial game tomorrow night when they host the Arizona Coyotes. Here's a brief look at what's going on in Flames-land today.

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