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Stockton Heat win, clinch playoff spot

With a 2-1 victory over the Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton’s farm team) tonight, the Stockton Heat have wrapped up a playoff spot. The evening’s first and finest goal was scored by Swedish golden boy Oliver Kylington, who did it on a sweet end-to-end effort. Coast-to-Coast Swede! pic.twitter.com/6gBZyozuBh — Stockton Heat (@AHLHeat) April 15, 2017 It was…

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Micheal Ferland needs to replace Troy Brouwer on the powerplay

Troy Brouwer’s first season in Calgary has not played out as management hoped. With a mere 25 points in 74 games in the regular season – tied for 11th in team scoring – he hasn’t come close to the 40-point range he’d consistently hit the past three seasons, and that’s while being fed beneficial zone…

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How did line matching look in Game 1?

As the higher-seeded team in the Pacific Division, the Anaheim Ducks have home ice advantage in their first round series with the Calgary Flames. Home ice is important because it gives the Ducks last change, which allows them to control line matchups – which are expected to be pretty important when the teams are as…

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Ducks 3, Flames 2 post-game embers: Stay out of the box

The Flames had a fantastic game, for the most part. Because, you know, most of the game was played at even strength. Sean Monahan’s goal and their own five-on-three kill aside, virtually everything to do with special teams was garbage, and the Flames are going to lose this series in a hurry if they don’t…

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The Roundup

Previewing all the 1st round matchups, a Jets player calls out their goaltending, Leafs look to upset Caps, why Oilers fans should hate the Sharks, 5 reasons the Flames will beat the Ducks, safety was death for Willie Desjardins in Vancouver, Detroit saying goodbye to the Joe and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to…

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Post-Game: Discipline drives Ducks in Game 1

The Calgary Flames came into the Honda Center as the decided underdogs in their first round series with the Anaheim Ducks. They’re a wildcard team and the Ducks are a division winner. They’re young and relatively inexperienced, while the Ducks have played a lot of playoff hockey. The Ducks have seemed to play with maturity…