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Will the Flames have Chris Tanev or Nikita Zadorov available for Game 7?

The Calgary Flames could be short up to two of their regular blueliners for Sunday’s deciding Game 7 against the Dallas Stars. Nikita Zadorov’s availability could be dependent on the judgment of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, while Chris Tanev’s could depend on a potential injury suffered in Game 6. Let’s run down each…

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Flames Playoff Post-Game: Stars out-battle Flames to force Game 7

The Calgary Flames headed to Dallas on Friday night with an opportunity to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. If they’re going to advance, they’ll need to do so in a seventh game. The Dallas Stars, with their backs against the wall, out-battled the Flames in Game 6 and fought their…

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The Flames and Heat could make franchise history on Friday night

Folks, having a good National Hockey League team is really tough. Presently, only half of the NHL’s 32 clubs make the playoffs. The same thing is true in the American Hockey League most years, though this season they have a wacky modified playoff format so more teams qualify. But suffice it to say, it’s a…

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Historically, the Flames have struggled in elimination games

On Friday night, the Calgary Flames have an opportunity to do something they’ve only done four times since they won the Stanley Cup in 1989. They can win a playoff round. Game 6 against the Dallas Stars is the 18th attempt the Flames will have to win the fourth and deciding game of a series….

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Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau is not a Hart Trophy finalist

Bad news, friends: Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau was not named a Hart Trophy finalist on Thursday morning by the National Hockey League. The top three vote-getters for the Hart Trophy were Toronto’s Auston Matthews, Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and the NY Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin – the winner and final voting results will be revealed later…