April 06 2011 06:29PM
No amount of losing or poor play seems enough to put the Flames in the ground for good.
April 06 2011 11:59AM
The margin for error couldn't be any slimmer for the Calgary Flames, and even then, their playoff fate could be decided elsewhere by the end of the evening. With Calgary clinging to postseason life by a thread, they get set for round six of the Battle of Alberta, hosting the Edmonton Oilers tonight at the 'Dome (7:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960).
April 05 2011 09:42AM
The Zombie Flames refuse to die despite repeated blows to the soggy cranium. As such, their playoffs remain undead and we the faithful are left hopefully refreshing nhl.com/scores every night. Tonight, chief post-season rivals Dallas and Chicago will each make up one of their games in hand on the Flames - Chicago in Montreal and Dallas versus Columbus.
April 04 2011 02:46PM
While the Flames are still battling the fates to squeak into the playoffs, the topic of trading major assets and going into "full rebuild mode" currently dominates most Flames fans discussion. From sports radio to twitter, the real concern is for what the team is going to do beyond this season.
April 03 2011 09:17PM
Picture perfect wins aren't what the Calgary Flames need, they just need the two points if they're going to have any chance at the postseason. Thanks in large part to Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary was able to take a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche and make sure mathematically they weren't going to be eliminated from the playoff picture. Combining the Calgary win with a Chicago loss, and the Flames sit just one point back of a playoff spot with just two games to go.