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Post-Game: X marks the (playoff) spot

For the second time in as many games, the Calgary Flames weren’t an amazing hockey club tonight. However, they were a lot closer to what they usually are than they were on Wednesday. They were bad with the puck in the first period and okay with it in the third, but they rode a really…

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The Calgary Flames have clinched a playoff spot

It’s been two long years. … Two years is a long time, right? Whatever. With a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks, the Calgary Flames have clinched a playoff spot. Who they play is yet to be determined; whether or not they’ll even have home ice is up in the air. But the important…

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The 2017 Playoff Chase: down to the nitty gritty

Welcome to the 12th week of our Western Conference playoff race coverage. We’re at the point now where we can declare the Los Angeles Kings fundamentally dead – “You have selected regicide!…“ – but there’s still probably going to be a bit of movement in the standings, primarily in the Pacific Division, before everything’s over….

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FGD 78: Shark hunting (7pm MT, SN West)

Five games remain for the Calgary Flames in the 2016-17 regular season. Their survival into the post-season is almost a certainty. Tonight, the Flames try to officially punch their ticket against the San Jose Sharks in the second of six consecutive games between the local club and the three California hockey teams. After all of…

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Brandon Hickey may stay in school

If there’s one thing that makes National Hockey League general managers nervous about college players, it’s the possibility of them playing four years and then signing elsewhere as a free agent. Well, there’s a good chance that Brad Treliving’s blood pressure has spiked. In a very lengthy conversation with The Daily Free Press’ Jonathan Sigal,…

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The Roundup

The decade of darkness has ended in Edmonton, who is the better 1st round matchup for Leafs, the future of the Flames defense, Top 10 things the Canucks coach has given fans, 3 rebuilds going awry, re-live the 20 year anniversary of the Avs-Wings brawl, the US Women’s National team, Sidney Crosby and more in this…

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Analyzing Calgary’s myriad playoff possibilities

Despite not clinching a playoff spot on their first try Wednesday night, the Calgary Flames are almost certainly going to be postseason bound. Beyond that, though, is very much unknown. The Flames could realistically play one of six teams in the first round of the playoffs, with four more likely than the rest. But is…

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Flames announce humanitarian awards and nominations

The Calgary Flames organization formally announced a handful of nominations for humanitarian awards for both the National Hockey League and American Hockey League sides of the ledger today. The team’s nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Award, “awarded to the player that best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a…

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Jarome Iginla dominated the ‘Dome (and the league) during his career

Last night, Jarome Iginla visited the Scotiabank Saddledome as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. It was his seventh trip to the ‘Dome as a visitor and potentially his last-ever game in the building, given that he’s turning 40 this summer and isn’t quite what he used to be. Last night, he was very…

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Kings 4, Flames 1 post-game embers: Inglourious narratives

This was not a normal game. Ten days earlier, the Flames soundly defeated the Kings 5-2, and it wasn’t really that much of a contest. Matthew Tkachuk got his elbow up in Drew Doughty’s face, though. Doughty whined, Tkachuk got suspended, the Flames lost two games, Tkachuk was very much back in action before he…

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Post-Game: A vintage performance

The Calgary Flames have been rolling along quite well over the past several months. Tonight’s game with the Los Angeles Kings was one they really should have had, given the Kings were playing their second game in as many nights and that the Flames had a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Unfortunately, the Flames…