Archive for 'Playoff Race'

Flames robbed. The NHL owes us.

The photo above is not a goal celebration. Let’s be clear about that. Let’s also be honest with ourselves about this season. The fact that the Calgary Flames made it this far should make fans happy. In December the thought of the Flames making the playoffs was laughable. The only team that had fewer points […]

Flames start 4-game road trip in Anaheim tonight

The Calgary Flames need a win. That much should be obvious to even the most novice hockey fan. This next 4 games in California (and Edmonton) will either keep the Flames in the hunt for the post-season or relegate them back to the same place they were in December – an overpaid, underachieving hockey team. […]

Battle for the Ages: Flames host Canucks tonight

The league-leading Vancouver Canucks come to town tonight to play the Flames for the 2nd last time of the season. Vancouver is looking to keep their push for the President’s Trophy alive, while the Flames are looking to inch their way closer to a playoff spot. Calgary has played 70 games and sits in 8th […]

Am I The Only One Who’s Nervous?

Tonight is the first night that the Calgary Flames face elimination, and I can’t shake the feeling that I’m not the only one with this nervous feeling in my stomach. What if they lose tonight? What if Luongo plays like a spaghetti strainer and lets in 5 goals against Colorado and they beat the Canucks? […]

Coyotes Flames Hockey

Flames win. Avalanche lose. 2 points back now.

The Calgary Flames have moved within 2 points of the Colorado Avalanche thanks to a 2-1 win against Phoenix tonight, while the Avs lost 5-2 to Anaheim. Tonight’s action sets the stage for a huge Friday game between Calgary and Colorado in Denver on Friday. The Flames started the game slowly with a lackluster first […]

Flames 1 Win Away from Home-Ice in the Playoffs

Other than the fact that the Flames are back on a 1 game winning streak and now in sole possession of first place in the NW division, I can’t really take too much pleasure in a 4-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings tonight. Sure, the Flames regained a bit of their scoring touch. Sure, […]

Thank You Lowly Colorado…

…For knocking off the Canucks 4-1 tonight. I love how every sports broadcaster calls them “the lowly Colorado Avalanche” since they’re not making the playoffs. They do that to every team that is “mathematically out of the post season”. But lowly doesn’t mean they can’t stun the beloved hometown boys and *almost* shut them out… […]

Flames Back in 5th After Shutout in Minnesota

After briefly regaining 3rd place in the Western Conference with a 2-1 win in Dallas, the Calgary Flames find themselves back in 5th place after being shutout 4-0 in Minnesota last night. Due to ‘cap space issues’ the flames iced a roster of 16 players, minus some big names. Adrian Aucoin was out of the […]

Flames in 5th Heading into Dallas Tonight

A Calgary Flames loss at the hands of the San Jose Sharks, combined with a Vancouver Canucks win in Minnesota and a Chicago win vs. St Louis last night drop the Flames from 3rd to 5th in the West. The Flames struggles as of late have finally come to bite them where it hurts, causing […]

Red Wings Flames Hockey

Flames 5, Red Wings 3

The Calgary Flames beat the defending Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings for the 2nd time this month with a 5-3 win.Mike Cammalleri scored a goal and added 2 assists as the Flames claimed their 2nd straight win against Detroit and moved ahead another 2 points in the race for the playoffs. Dion Phaneuf, Jamie […]

Playoff Race: What’s The Difference?

What’s the difference between 5 wins, anyway? The way the standings sit right now, for the Flames, the difference between 5 wins means missing the playoffs or winning the Northwest Division title. If that doesn’t seem right, allow me to explain. The only team that has secured a playoff spot as of today is Detroit. […]

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