FGD: Flames Host Fins

Ryan Pike
March 24 2014 02:58PM

After a day off on Sunday, your Calgary Flames (29-35-7, 65 points, 26th overall) are back in action tonight (7pm MT; Sportsnet) as they host the San Jose Sharks (46-18-8, 100 points, 3rd overall).

The Flames are a confident bunch after a Jekyll and Hyde weekend - with a somewhat sloppy 6-5 loss to Nashville followed by a 8-1 whuppin' of the Edmonton Oilers. Despite the lop-sided score, the Flames corrected a lot of the little things they did wrong against Nashville, and they'll need to be sharp against a Sharks club that's hoping to smooth out its game as it heads towards the post-season.

The Sharks can clinch a playoff berth with a victory tonight.

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The Weekly Ignition: More Playoffs

Ryan Pike
March 24 2014 12:55PM

The NHL's playoff races are heating up! The NCAA tournament brackets are set! Playoffs in the CHL are now well-underway. Here's your weekly catch-up on what's happening around the Flames-related hockey world.

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Gaudreau Watch: NCAA Brackets Set

Ryan Pike
March 23 2014 10:14AM

The conference tournaments are behind us now, so now the last leg of college hockey is upon us: the NCAA's Frozen Four tournament.

Brackets were announced this morning. Here's where the Flames kids, including Johnny Gaudreau, fit in.

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Post-Game: Flames Beat Oil, Give Atomic Wedgies, Steal Lunch Money

Taylor McKee
March 23 2014 12:25AM

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This night of nights, this game of games, is the sweetest of victories for your fightin' Flames as it comes against our perennially pathetic polar ... poo-heads from the North. It's not that the Flames won big, in Edmonton, it's that the game was just so fun to watch for so many different reasons. Including a Taylor Hall/Dallas Eakins "mis-communication" which looked an awful lot like a cat fight. 

The Flames turned the second period into a highlight package and scored EIGHT TIMES. IN ONE GAME. AGAINST THE OILERS. One of them by Kevin Westgarth, the Brick Tamland of hockey. Drink it in Flames fans, this game is ties the largest margin of victory in a BOA and this may have been the most unexpected of Flames big wins in Edmonton. We can worry about the draft lottery and tanking and the rebuild tomorrow. For right now, this feels great.   

Best game ever.

Also, Matt Stajan melted some hearts with a penalty shot goal, Read all about it after the jump  

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BOA Round 214: Flames at Oilers

Ryan Pike
March 22 2014 03:10PM

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight is the fifth meeting of the season (and 214th meeting overall) between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. It's their last meeting until next season, too. I'd say the season series is up for grabs, as each team has won twice - the road team always won - but the Flames needed overtime in both wins at Rexall. The Flames need a win to tie the season series in terms of points earned.

That's about as far as this game goes in terms of "significance."

Calgary has 63 points and 12 games left. Edmonton has 59 points and 11 games left. The gap can close considerably with an Edmonton win, while a Calgary win probably cements their draft placement.

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