About Last Night Round 1 Game 5: The season’s over for the Flames

CALGARY, AB - APRIL 19: Teammates of the Calgary Flames acknowledge the crowd after Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Colorado Avalanche on April 19, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames returned to the Saddledome trying to extend their postseason. With their backs against the wall, the Flames needed to string together three straight wins to get past the Colorado Avalanche. Things went south early for the Flames. Midway through the first, the Avalanche opened up the scoring. Gabriel Landeskog tipped a Tyson…

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About Last Night Round 1 Game 4: Flames undone by poor puck possession in crucial Game 4 loss

DENVER, CO - APRIL 17: Mikko Rantanen #96 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against the Calgary Flames in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

After what can only be described as a nightmare of a Game 3, the Calgary Flames looked to bounce back and tie their Round 1 series up at two games a piece. Mike Smith got his fourth straight start in net and looked to lock it down for the Flames. The first period started out…

About Last Night Round 1 Game 3: Flames dominated by Avalanche, blown out in Denver

DENVER, CO - APRIL 15: Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 6-2. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

With the series tied at one game a piece, the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche headed to the mile high city for game three on Monday night. Coming off the overtime defeat on Saturday, the Flames were looking to regain their home ice advantage edge. The Flames would make one alteration to their lineup, with…

About Last Night #81: Flames fall against the Ducks, Gaudreau inches closer to 100 points

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 3: David Rittich #33 of the Calgary Flames makes the save with help from Juuso Valimaki #8 and Alan Quine #89 during the game against the Anaheim Ducks on April 3, 2019 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

While they anxiously await confirmation over their first round opponent, the Calgary Flames have two more games in the regular season to polish off before the chase begins. Having just defeated the Anaheim Ducks last week in convincing fashion, the Flames were looking to make it back-to-back wins against their Pacific division rivals. The Flames…

About Last Night #77: Penalty kill falters, Flames fall short in loss to the Stars

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 27: Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames tries to tip the puck past Ben Bishop #30 of the Dallas Stars during an NHL game on March 27, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames looked to get back into the win column on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three game home-stand as they took on the Dallas Stars. The Flames turned back to David Rittich in net, who backed up Mike Smith for a few games due to sickness. The first period had…

About Last Night #75: Giordano leads Flames to win over Canucks; continues to build case for Norris

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 23: Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on dejected as Garnet Hathaway #21 of the Calgary Flames celebrates a Calgary goal during their NHL game at Rogers Arena March 23, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames traveled to Vancouver to take on the Canucks on an abbreviated road trip before a three game home stand. With the Flames looking to further pad their lead atop the Pacific Division and Western Conference, the Canucks wouldn't go down easy as they fight for their playoff lives. The scoring got started…

About Last Night #74: Flames dominate at home against the Senators

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 21: Andrew Mangiapane #88, TJ Brodie #7 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game on March 21, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames welcomed the Ottawa Senators for the second instalment of the Battle of the Tkachuks. On a night where little brother Brady Tkachuk was oft seen frustrated, big brother Matthew Tkachuk got the last laugh with a goal and an assist, and more importantly, the win. The Senators opened up the scoring on…

About Last Night #73: Flames extend conference lead with win over Blue Jackets

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 19: Andrew Mangiapane #88 of the Calgary Flames scores against Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game on March 19, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames were back in the Saddledome after a quick trip to Winnipeg. They looked to capture a valuable two points over San Jose as their closest competition are in a slump. The Columbus Blue Jackets were in town hoping to get revenge on the Flames' 9-6 routing the last time the two teams…

About Last Night #72: Flames miss out on clinching with a loss against the Jets

WINNIPEG, MB - MARCH 16: Mark Scheifele #55 and Kyle Connor #81 of the Winnipeg Jets stand between goaltender Mike Smith #41 and Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames as they keep an eye on the play during first period action at the Bell MTS Place on March 16, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames faced the Winnipeg Jets for the third and final time this (regular) season, looking to sweep the season series against their Western division-leading counterparts. Given that the Flames were tacked with travel and a second game of a back-to-back, coupled with Sean Monahan being out of the lineup due to illness, expectations…

About Last Night #71: Matthew Tkachuk’s career night leads Flames back to top spot

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 15: Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames looks for an opportunity in front of the net of Alexandar Georgiev #40 of the New York Rangers during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 15, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames headed into their Friday night match-up with the visiting New York Rangers hoping to reclaim first place in both the Pacific Division and Western Conference. The Flames went back to David Rittich in net. The first half of the first period was fairly uneventful, however at exactly the half way point of…