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AHL Post-Game: Heat survive Game 2, even up the series

The American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames, the Stockton Heat, continued their first round playoff series with the San Jose Barracuda on Sunday evening. While Game 1 of the series was defined by some strong goaltending from San Jose’s Troy Grosenick and Stockton’s Jon Gillies, Game 2 was the exact opposite kind of…

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Brad Treliving needs to figure out Calgary’s goaltending (and soon)

Listening to general manager Brad Treliving speak during his Garbage Bag Day press conference, he said all the right things about his team’s goaltenders. The Calgary Flames would not be where they are if not for the combined performances of Brian Elliott and Chad Johnson. On the one hand, they wouldn’t have made the playoffs….

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What did the Flames’ usage look like throughout the season?

When Glen Gulutzan first took the Flames’ reins, he didn’t know exactly what he was getting. That much was evident in some of his early lineup choices alone. But as the season went on, he figured out what he wanted to do. It showed in part in the Flames’ improved play; it also shows in…