The race to the bottom goes down to the wire

The National Hockey League season ends on Sunday, and all eyes are on playoff races. For the teams at the bottom end of the standings, though, eyes are on the race to the bottom of the NHL standings (and the top of the NHL’s draft lottery odds). Currently sitting at 26th overall, the Calgary Flames…

Lance Bouma done for the season

Embed from Getty Images Lance Bouma has not had a good season. With expectations higher thanks to a career season and brand new $2.2 million cap hit, he would have to put together a really good campaign to meet them– And then he got injured three games into the season and was kept out of…

Kings 5, Flames 4 (OT) post-game embers: A meaningless game, with meaning

Embed from Getty Images Good news: in their last two games, the Flames have scored nine goals. Bad news: in their last two games, the Flames have allowed five goals. Well, in their last game alone. That’s just the difference between the Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers, isn’t it? Although the offensive explosion…

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Lance Bouma Injured Yet Again

Embed from Getty Images The only real “news” item from tonight’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings was the third-period absence of Calgary Flames winger Lance Bouma. The forward was shut down by the team near the end of the third period after taking just four shifts, three of them extremely short ones….

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Post-Game: Come At the King, You Best Not Miss

The Calgary Flames came into tonight hoping to play spoiler. Unfortunately, they couldn’t quite pull it off. The local hockey club dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to Darryl Sutter’s Los Angeles Kings in the second-to-last home game at the Scotiabank Saddledome this season. They played fairly well, but a few old habits crept in and…