Avalanche: Colorado Eliminates Calgary with Game Five Win

Thanks to a convincing victory in Game Five on Friday, the Colorado Avalanche have eliminated the Calgary Flames from the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s another improbable outcome for a first round series, but the better team won. Colorado’s speed and skill proved ultimately too much for the Flames, who couldn’t come through when it matteredContinue reading “Avalanche: Colorado Eliminates Calgary with Game Five Win”

Playoff Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames enter the playoffs first in the Pacific Division, gaining 107 points in the regular season, and they’ll tangle with the Colorado Avalanche in what could be a wide-open first round. The Avalanche pulled into the second wild card spot in the Western Conference, with 90 points. The Flames hold the edge inContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames”

Flames: Calgary Ready for More After Clinching Division

With a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night, the Calgary Flames clinched the Pacific Division title. It marked the first time in 13 years that the Flames accomplished the feat. They’ll also end the regular season as the Western Conference champs, the first time in 29 years they’ve done that andContinue reading “Flames: Calgary Ready for More After Clinching Division”

Flames: Calgary Tops the Western Conference

Don’t look now, but the Calgary Flames are atop the Western Conference. It seems it was only a month ago that we were talking about goalie Mike Smith’s stumbles between the pipes and how the Flames were struggling, but here we are a month later and things are going beyond well in Calgary. The FlamesContinue reading “Flames: Calgary Tops the Western Conference”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes put the wraps on 2015-2016 with a 35-31-16 record, marking a 15-point improvement from 2014-2015. That’s a good thing, but it’s still hard to tell exactly what’s going on with this rebuilding franchise. There are obvious needs in Carolina, like more skilled players and more offensive consistency, but it’s difficult to hammerContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”