Post-Game: Two For the Road

Ryan Pike
April 04 2015 11:01PM

The Calgary Flames went into Edmonton tonight hoping for a win. Hoping to not have a trip-up game. Hoping to build up some much-needed momentum as they barrel into the final four games of the regular season.

58 seconds into the game, starter Karri Ramo left the ice with a leg injury.

59 minutes and 2 seconds later, the Flames skated away with a 4-0 victory over the pesky Oilers, who actually played a pretty solid game for the first 30-ish minutes of the contest and then seemingly hit a wall.

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Flames' Karri Ramo leaves game after 58 seconds with apparent lower-body injury

Thomas Drance
April 04 2015 08:35PM

Less than a minute into Saturday night's contest between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames, Flames goaltender Karri Ramo sustained an apparent lower-body injury while making a routine save and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Jonas Hiller.

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FGD #79: The 224th Battle of Alberta (8pm MT, CBC)

Ryan Pike
April 04 2015 02:00PM

It's a meeting of two teams trending in different directions tonight at Rexall Place!

The Calgary Flames are, as the final week of the NHL season begins, in a playoff spot. The Edmonton Oilers are near the bottom of the league standings. Considering that Calgary's rebuild is in Year Two and Edmonton's is in Year Infinity, that's pretty encouraging for Flames fans.

Tonight's game is the first of the final four contests for the Flames. Three wins likely gets them into the post-season. Less than that? Probably gets them squat, so they cannot let points slip away.

The puck drops tonight for the final 2014-15 edition of the Battle of Alberta at 8pm MT on CBC (with Paul Romanuk and Mike Johnson) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan (with Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias).

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The Nation Drafts Playoff Pool: Play for Charity, Fun, and Glory

Ryan Pike
April 04 2015 12:00PM

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It's nearly the end of the season, and while we're starting to get excited at the prospect of Calgary Flames playoff hockey, we're also excited to announce the return of something we do every year at this time: the Nation Drafts playoff pool!

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A list of players that would be more useful to the Flames than Brandon Bollig

Ari Yanover
April 04 2015 10:00AM

You see that ref's face? That ref's face is my face. That ref's face might very well be your face, too. That ref's face is quite possibly the face of every single Flames fan in existence.

That ref's face is the face one has when one's team gives up a third round pick in order to acquire a Brandon Bollig. One inexplicably signed to a three-year deal with a $1.25 million cap hit. You know what? The amount of money doesn't really matter. Three years, though? Three? We still have two more after this? What? Why??

Because the massive problem with that? On top of every other massive problem? There's no way he can last those three years. There are wingers in the Flames' system that will push Bollig out by then. There are wingers in the system that should have already pushed him out. There... there have been wingers that should have pushed him out at the start of the year. There are so many of them, you guys. There are just so many.

What if he somehow stays for all three years?

That ref's face, guys. All our faces.

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