March 30 2011 11:22PM
In their final game this season against a team within their reach, the Calgary Flames saw their season all-but-mathematically slip away against a team they just couldn't beat all season. Corey Perry showed why he's in the Hart Trohpy conversation, leading the way in a 4-2 Anaheim Ducks win over the Flames. Needing to win out down the stretch was not the ideal situation, but it's the situation they were in...and not surprisingly, that didn't happen.
March 30 2011 10:20PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21149
March 30 2011 06:27PM
It feels like I've written this same thing 10 times already, but...
March 30 2011 11:36AM
The Calgary Flames have hopes for the playoffs. Very, very, very thin hopes for the playoffs...at best. Those thin chances may be completely extinguished tonight, depending on the result of Calgary's last game against an opponent their chasing. The Flames take on the Anaheim Ducks tonight at the 'Dome, once again, the "biggest game of the year" (7:30 pm, TSN and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960).
March 29 2011 09:14AM
With the Blackhawks and Ducks both winning last night, the Flames already tenuous playoff chances have been pushed to the brink. The Ducks are currently four points up on Calgary with one game in hand while the Hawks are three points up with two games in hand. To make matters more complicated, the Dallas Stars are just a point behind Calgary, but have played three less games so far.
Here's a look at the Flames three main 8th place competitors and what their stretch drive schedules look like.