Tons To Watch Tonight

There is a lot of good, important, Flames-related hockey you can watch tonight.

To help you inform your choices, here’s a quick and dirty guide for you!

THE NHL

The Flames play the Minnesota Wild at 6pm MT. It’s on Sportsnet West. It’s an important game because the big club is vying for a playoff spot, but is in a position now where they need wins against teams like Minnesota, Winnipeg and Los Angeles down the stretch to make it.

THE AHL

The Adirondack Flames are hoping to make the playoffs in their only year of existence before being whisked away to Stockton next season. They play the Rockford Ice Hogs, the awesomely-named Chicago Blackhawks farm team, tonight at 5pm MT. It’s on AHL Live. The Baby Flames are two points out of a playoff spot, but have two games in hand.

THE OHL

The Oshawa Generals, best team in their conference, are expected to steam-roll over Peterborough in the first round. Hunter Smith plays for them. If you get Sportsnet Pacific, Ontario or East, you can watch Game 1 at 5:30 pm MT.

FROZEN FOUR

Boston University, home of both Brandon Hickey of the Flames and Jack Eichel (soon to be of a terrible NHL team), opens up their NCAA tournament against Yale. It’s on TSN2 beginning at noon MT.

THE WHL

Last but not least, the Calgary Hitmen open their playoffs against Sam Reinhart and the Kootenay Ice tonight. Keegan Kanzig will be there, doing Kanzig things. You can either head down to the ‘Dome for a 7pm MT start, or flip over to Shaw TV to check it out from the confines of your own home.

  • Dayzz

    I’m currently watching the BU vs Yale game and I’ve gotta say that its really easy to notice Hickey on the ice. I mean wow can this kid really skate; great acceleration and terrific edge work. Not on this but the amount of confidence that he carries the puck with is very reminiscent of Brodie, and incredibly rare for a freshman D-man. Nearing the end of the first period he carried the puck from end to end skating around 3 guys, straight to the net and almost beat out the goalie for what would have been a highlight reel goal. Package that with his decent size and his heavy, accurate shot and I really see some higher end potential in this kid, maybe even top pairing if he keeps progressing well.

    • Canrock 78

      Agree that Hickey has looked very strong. Also good work in the corners in the third and very aware of his surroundings directing players and marking his man. Overall a pretty impressive game. I’m left wondering how many years he’ll last at BU?

      • Canrock 78

        Yesterday Lambert said he probably does 3 years NCAA, so 2 more seasons. If that is the case he probably joins the Flames at the end if that 3rd year like Gaudreau and Arnold last year. After that I would expect another 1 or 2 years in the AHL, but you never know.

  • Victoria Flames Fan

    Flames tryout player Sam Magee led the Royals to a 5-3 win in the first game of the best of 7 with the Prince George Cougars. Diminutive but indomitable, Vixtoria’s best player scored a hat trick and added an assist. Austin Carroll, who the Flames just signed, got an assist.