Flames Clinch Playoff Spot

The dream 2014-15 season for the Calgary Flames will continue.

The Flames have clinched a berth in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs by virtue of their 3-1 win earlier tonight over the Los Angeles Kings.

It’s the 21st time the Flames have made the playoffs since moving to Calgary in 1980 and the 27th time they’ve made the post-season in franchise history. They’ll face the Vancouver Canucks in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

  • BurningSensation

    Lets move on then shall we?

    Ten things to look forward to;

    10. The Sedins. Sure, they aren’t the telepathically linked freakish offensive juggernaut like they were in their Art Ross/Hart years, but man, they are still really, really, good. We will be lucky to get a saw-off in any matchup with their line.

    9. I got Johnny Gaudreau late in my pool. I have a five point lead. These next few days are going to be a revolving set of strokes and myocardial infarctions. One more big game Johnny, for the Calder!

    8. Are you convinced Eddie Lack is a legit #1 goaltender? I know I’m not.

    7. If Baertschi is ever gonna turn into Markus Naslund.2.0 (my big fear), it would only be poetic justice for him to bloom as a sniper in the playoffs against us.

    6. We could get bombed in four straight by lopsided margins. and I legit won’t care. This has been one of my favourite seasons ever. Every breath of playoff oxygen now is pure profit. Also, I am literally drunk on schadenfreude that we are in the playoffs. .

    5. Sam Bennett. Odds of him getting playoff burn are aproximately 100%. Giving the prize rook a taste of life in the playoffs is how winning teams develop good players. We make the playoffs and add a top 9 forward with size, speed, playmaking abilities, and he’s fresh.

    4. It’s not 2004. Really. It isn’t. But my daguther’s favourite movie is Cinderella, so screw it, I’m all in.

    3. Vrbata is one of those guys who painlessly murders you with a stilleto. Before you know it, he’s got two goals and the game is over. He reminds me of Hudler in that he doesn’t get a lot of press for being an efficient offensive weapon.

    2. Sean Monahan’s evolution into a battle tested #1center. He’s about to get a huge dose of Hank and Bonino in a win or take all series. Hank scares me. Bonino does not.

    1. Johnny Hockey. He’s just scraping the surface.

  • I’ve never seen so many comments edited before. Is there a reason besides “being annoying”?

    Justin, I guess I don’t understand why your comments seem to try and belittle people so much. You are educated. You are good at math. I get it.

    This is an awesome day in Flames history. Let’s enjoy it!

  • Yeahhhh baby! Everything from here on is gravy.. man I love this team. I’m going to try and gather some troops out here in the GTA and start a Red Mile East at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto.

    Also, how about we put aside any difference in the Corsi divide for the duration of the playoffs and just ban together behind the team – and reason why we’re all here.

  • Toofun

    I normally enjoy this site very much. I was at the game last night so I was looking forward to reading the comments from everyone this morning.

    What a huge dissappointment. Just rediculous (the site that is, the game was awesome)…

    EDIT: I just read the Game Wrap Up article and it was very good. I take back what I said about the site being rediculous. The site is fine. This thread however got totally out of control. It diminishes the brand value of the usually good stuff that is put out here.

      • BurningSensation

        Welp, the mod edit hammer has hit me down. So to quote myself earlier:

        “I missed the whole Justin debacle earlier but I found it patently ironic that he has been erased from the site.

        Further when posting this comment I read: ‘Comments are moderated. Pretend your mom is reading over your shoulder.’

        Looks like Justin’s Mom has found out about his internet powertrip and given him a timeout.”

      • BurningSensation

        Welp, the mod edit and ban hammer has hit me down. So to quote myself earlier with edits to abide by comment rules:

        “I missed the whole [redacted] debacle earlier but I found it patently ironic that he has been erased from the site.

        Further when posting this comment I read: ‘Comments are moderated. Pretend your mom is reading over your shoulder.’

        Looks like [redacted]’s Mom has found out about his internet powertrip and given him a timeout.”

  • DoubleDIon

    Keep playing hard beat out Canucks in first round and hopefully take on Nashville and keep kicking there butts and go in to third round of playoffs then beat Minnesota to go to cup finals lol go flames go(play Bennett t spoon against Winnipeg see what they will provide Calgary with long playoff run