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Avalanche 5, Flames 1 post-Game 5 embers: Outplayed

The Flames’ 2017-18 season ended unceremoniously because, in part, it seemed that every time the team encountered adversity, they’d immediately fold. In 2018-19, that aspect of their game appeared to be largely absent, but for a few moments at the start of the season – and for pretty much all five games of the playoffs….

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Quips and Quotes: Flames lose to Avalanche 5-1

The Calgary Flames lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a 5-1 score on Friday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.

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A brief history of 3-1 Flames series deficits

Heading into Game 5 on Friday night, the Calgary Flames are trailing their first round playoff series 3-1 to the Colorado Avalanche. Battling back from a 3-1 deficit certainly isn’t the easiest thing to do.

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Sean Monahan named a finalist for the Lady Byng

The NHL is slowly releasing the list of award finalists, announcing today the three players who could see their names engraved on the Lady Byng trophy for being excellent guys in addition to being excellent players. One of the three is the Flames’ own Sean Monahan, whose 2018-19 campaign featured plenty of goalscoring with few…

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Flames rookie playoff performances hinting at bright futures

The high-profile Flames skaters are having a miserable series: the top line is nowhere to be found, none of the high scorers through the regular season are actually scoring, the defence is a disaster and there’s only so much one goalie can do. Things do not look particularly hopeful for the Flames in the spring…