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: Toronto Tilt Highlights Calgary’s Goaltending “Difficulties”

It’s funny to imagine, but it’s entirely possible that the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs could meet in the Stanley Cup Final. This Canadian dream isn’t unthinkable and that’s what made Monday’s encounter so captivating. The Maple Leafs took the win by a final score of 6-2. On the surface, that’s brutal for theContinue reading “Flames: Toronto Tilt Highlights Calgary’s Goaltending “Difficulties””

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”

Canadiens: Price Stellar Against Flames; Smith Stumbles Again

Thursday night belonged, for better or worse, to goaltenders. In Vancouver, it was poor Richard Bachman’s nightmare to behold as he was lit up by the Minnesota Wild. And in Calgary, it was Mike Smith who was on the losing end once again. Also in Calgary, it was Montreal’s Carey Price who came through. BigContinue reading “Canadiens: Price Stellar Against Flames; Smith Stumbles Again”