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NHL History: Hakan Loob becomes first Swede to 50 goals in single season

On April 3rd, 1988, Calgary Flames forward, Hakan Loob, became the first Swede to reach the 50-goal plateau in a single NHL season. On this day in 1988, Hakan Loob became the first Swedish-born player to score 50 goals in an NHL season #Hockey365 #Flames pic.twitter.com/jj4M5spbK0 — Mike Commito (@mikecommito) April 3, 2020 In what…

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NHL History: Flames clinch the Western Conference

It was on this day back in 2019 that the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks by a 5-3 score and clinched their first Western Conference title since 1990. On this day in 2019, the NHLFlames defeated the Sharks 5-3 to clinch their first conference title since 1990 #Hockey365 #Flames pic.twitter.com/ABAUxio9ta — Mike Commito…

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CHL cancels playoffs and Memorial Cup

As the coronavirus restrictions continue, we have some bad news sports fans. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Canadian Hockey League – the organizing body for the three major junior leagues in Canada – is expected to cancel the playoffs for major junior hockey as well as the 2020 Memorial Cup. (Update: they have indeed…

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Mikael Backlund offers message to fans

Calgary Flames forward, Mikael Backlund, released a message to Flames fans from his home on Wednesday afternoon via his Instagram account, and preached the importance of social distancing and how we all need to watch out for each other during the trying times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A message from Mikael Backlund of the…