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March 07 2015 08:00AM


It's Saturday, and that means it's time for another round table known as the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, the heroes at the Royal Half compile the week that was with hot takes from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division. These are those hot takes. Enjoy.

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Post-Game: Back-to-Back Wins!

Ryan Pike
March 06 2015 10:40PM

Tonight's game had all the marks of a tough one for the Calgary Flames.

Detroit were rested, while Calgary had played the evening before and didn't get into the Motor City until 2am local time. The Flames had lost David Jones, who had been a key part of their tough-minutes tandem with Lance Bouma and Mikael Backlund, and both Matt Stajan and goalie Jonas Hiller were playing their first games in awhile.

But because this is the 2014-15 edition of the Calgary Flames and this year has been strange fairly consistently, the Flames roared back from a 2-0 first period deficit with five unanswered goals and beat the Red Wings 5-2 at Joe Louis Arena.

They are now 36-25-4 on the season with 17 games remaining.

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FGD #65: A Trip to Motown (5:30pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
March 06 2015 02:00PM

After a tough game last night in Boston, the Calgary Flames hope to build on their solid road trip record thus far (3-2-0 in five games) when they trek into Detroit to face the Red Wings.

The Red Wings are over 20 games above .500 - Calgary's "just" 10 games over - and are one of the league's more complete teams. It'll be a tough test for the visitors.

The puck drops at 5:30pm MT and the game can be caught on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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How Can The Flames Make The Playoffs?

Ryan Pike
March 06 2015 11:59AM

Last night in Boston, the Calgary Flames hit two milestones.

First, they earned their 35th win of the season, matching last season's total. They also hit 74 points, reaching the range that basically everyone at FlamesNation's season preview panel thought they'd hit.

Not only that, they kept themselves firmly in the playoff hunt. The team's success - thus far - without Mark Giordano leads one to wonder - How can the Flames make the playoffs?

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Jiri Hudler: The Flames' most important free agent signing

Ari Yanover
March 06 2015 10:03AM

It's the little things that help make a team.

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