Flames’ solid defensive corps optimal for the playoffs

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 19: Matthew Tkachuk #19, Noah Hanifin #55 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against 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 Stanley Cup Playoffs are just around the corner, and the Calgary Flames are adding the finishing touches to their lineup. Between resting some players and doing everything they can to get Johnny Gaudreau to the elusive 100 point mark, the Flames close out the season with luxuries they wouldn't have afforded had they not…

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About Last Night #79: Flames crush Sharks, clinch the Pacific Division and Western Conference

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 31: Michael Frolik #67 and Rasmus Andersson #4 of the Calgary Flames celebrate scoring a goal at SAP Center on March 31, 2019 in San Jose, California (Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames had to embrace their inner BTO and take care of business themselves against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. After the Sharks came back to win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, the Flames needed a victory in any matter to clinch both the Pacific Division and Western Conference.…

About Last Night #78: Flames score six unanswered to roast the Ducks

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 29: Sean Monahan #23 of the Calgary Flames skates against Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game on March 29, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The last two games haven't been the Calgary Flames' best, but luckily the same can be said for the rest of the Pacific division. Therefore, the Flames still control their own destiny in terms of clinching home ice throughout the playoffs, but a win against the lowly Anaheim Ducks would surely help right the ship.…

The Calgary Flames will win the Cup because they have all six Infinity Stones

Bill Peters coaching the Calgary Flames. Photo by Mark Humphrey/Associated Press/File

Come April 2019, the Avengers will be doing #WhateverItTakes to stop Thanos, and the Calgary Flames will be doing #WhateverItTakes to win the Stanley Cup. Not unlike the Avengers, the Flames have enjoyed their fair share of stopping the bad guys. They've ascended to the top of the NHL, only behind the Thanos Bay Lightning.…

About Last Night #76: Flames can’t solve Campbell, get shutout by Kings

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 25: Andrew Mangiapane #88 of the Calgary Flames and Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings compete for position in front of Jack Campbell #36 of the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the Los Angeles Kings on March 25, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

On the heels of three straight victories and increasing their point cushion on the Western Conference to six points, the Flames were back in action against the Los Angeles Kings. The second worst team in the NHL this season didn't present an interesting match-up, but pre-game comments from Drew Doughty made things much more interesting.…

Comparing the 2000-01 Penguins to the 2018-19 Flames

During the Saturday night matchup between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, the Flames reached a feat that hasn't been accomplished by any team in nearly two decades. Five Flames have managed to reach the 70 point milestone this season: Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan, and the latest Flame to do so,…

About Last Night #70: Flames score nine on Devils

Disclaimer: This recap is definitely not one day late, you're definitely dreaming. This recap actually showed up during the third period, just like the Flames. The Western Conference race is down to two teams, and they're playing shot for shot, point for point, win for win. On a night that saw the San Jose Sharks…

Hot Take Tuesday: Restructuring the Flames’ power play units

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the…

About Last Night #69: Nice

The Calgary Flames, on a four game losing streak, looked to snap their slide last night against the Vegas Golden Knights. For just the second day since mid-November, the Flames woke up yesterday morning not in first place in the West. But, with a division matchup against Vegas, they had a chance to start this…

About Last Night #68: Flames shutout by Coyotes; lose fourth straight in regulation

Despite losing a close match-up last night against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Calgary Flames were right back in action against the Arizona Coyotes. Embattled in the midst of a three game regulation losing streak, their first of the season, the Flames were in dire need of a victory. Their lead atop the Western Conference…