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Flames Fall Flat in Game Seven
Sharks 5 - Flames 3

Daniel Lemmon
April 22nd, 2008


The Calgary Flames had their backs up against the wall on Sunday night facing elimination for the first time in the series and they came out and made the San Jose Sharks look like a shell of their former selves. So heading into game 7 the pressure was squarely on the Sharks, the momentum was in Calgary's court and something had to give.

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Red Mile Déjà vu?
Calgary vs. San Jose - Game 7 preview

Jason Parkin
April 21st, 2008


Do you remember April 17th, 2004? Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in Calgary; the Flames were leading the series three games to two and had the chance to garner the series win on home ice and earn a date with the Detroit Red Wings in Round number two. As you all recall, Vancouver won that game in triple overtime and forced a game 7 ... sending Flames fans home heartbroken, wondering what could've been. But at the end of the day, after the sting had subsided everyone was proud of the effort in the series and whatever happened in game 7 wouldn't sour the experience. A win would've been great, but people could have accepted a loss and still be overjoyed with just making the playoffs and making it to game seven. Well ... what happened after that night transformed the city, and revitalized the whole professional hockey scene in Calgary as the team marched straight to the Stanley Cup Final, eventually running out of gas in game seven against Tampa Bay. That run left a lasting impression on the city that could never again be duplicated...

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Molson Canadian & The Calgarypuck "True Fan"
Molson Supported Contest

D'Arcy McGrath
April 17th, 2008


The playoffs are on with the Calgary Flames in the midst of an entertaining first round match up with the San Jose Sharks, a series that has a 2004 feel more than any other since that fateful fun four years ago.

Molson Canadian True FanWith an exciting series comes excited fans, and passion, and Molson Canadian is front and center in looking for the very best in Flames Nation. In fact they encourage you to grow your best Flames Facial Follicles and get your Beard to the Bar!

This search has brought them to Calgarypuck.com, naturally, as Molson wants to support Calgarypuck and it's fan base for the Flames' march hopefully deep into the playoffs.
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Flames Refuse To Go Quietly Into the Night
Flames 2 Sharks 0

D'Arcy McGrath
April 20th, 2008


With Mother Nature on your side, how can you lose?

The Calgary Flames returned to their Canadian local after a great effort in game five, despite the 4-3 setback on the score board with their backs planted firmly on the wall. However, with seven inches of snow in the offing, the climate was unwilling to let the hockey season go and the Flames were only too happy to oblige in a complete game 2-0 victory over the heavily favoured San Jose Sharks.

The setting now switches to the no snow NoCal city of San Jose with the Flames just 60 minutes from an improbably upset that very well could harken back to 2004.

So enough Mother Nature, we get your support, but lets get back to playoffs in flip flops, the way the Hockey Gods intended.


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Sharks Edge Flames in Game 5
San Jose 4 Calgary 3

Jason Parkin
April 17th, 2008


They say game 4 is the most crucial game of a 7 game series, and that the winner of that game will more often than not dictate the eventual winner of the series. Well the Flames blew a late lead in that pivotal game 4, and San Jose walked out of the Saddledome with a split in Calgary and all sorts of confidence heading home to the HP Pavilion for game 5. The Flames have been an ornery bunch every since Tuesday night, with reports of an Iginla-Preston shouting match taking place yesterday, and quotes from Robyn Regehr today calling out his team-mates without naming names. But we all know who he is talking about (Huselius and Tanguay to start with). The fire seems to be there, the passion seems to be back after a brief hiatus, and the players and coaches seem ready for a rough and tumble affair in game 5.

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Tightness, Part 4.
Game 4 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Round 1 Flames 2 Sharks 3

Loren Brown
April 16th, 2008


An abbreviated Game Takes, a day late, and unfortunately for the Flames, a dollar and goal short.



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Flames Win in Epic Comeback
Flames 4 - Sharks 3

Daniel Lemmon
April 13th, 2008


Flames fans, management, and players all should be happy to return to the friendly confines of the Pengrowth Saddledome with a split against a team that the media has been sharp to remind us went on a massive winning streak after the acquisition of Brian Campbell, a seventh seed playing a predicted Stanley Cup champion contender, and being massively out shot in the first two games of the series.

With the "C/sea" of red in full force the Flames should have been able to come out ready to jump on the jugular of the San Jose Sharks and make them prove that the Sharks success on the road just might not be the same in the playoffs. But as we know, this Flames team is one that has had trouble getting ready to come out prepared for the start of the game, but as we Flames fans have known all season long, never count the Flames out.

For anyone who said that this series was going to be an easy win for the Sharks... You have to pay more attention.



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Sharks Even Series in Penalty Fest
Sharks 2 Flames 0

D'Arcy McGrath
April 10th, 2008


Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman made the seven deadly sins look simply ghastly in the classic movie Seven. From top to bottom, each and every "sin" scene had many a patron covering their eyes in absolute fear.

The Flames, a group that have committed a few sins themselves this season were looking to walk out Greed tonight and chase down a road start sweep in San Jose, grabbing a choke hold on the first round series. Winning one is huge for a seventh seed, but winning two?

In the end it was a Gluttony of penalties that turned a tight scoreless game into a 2-0 Sharks victory, evening the series at one ... sending the series back to what is sure to be bedlam at the Saddledome on Sunday night.


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Flames Edge Sharks in Round 1 Opener

Calgary 3 San Jose 2

Jason Parkin
April 9th, 2008


Playoffs are back! Every hockey fan's favorite time of year has finally arrived, with the Flames punching their ticket to the dance in the final week of the regular season. The car flags are up, the red jerseys are out and the city of Calgary is jacked up to a party mode rivaled only by the Stampede itself. This is Calgary's 4th straight playoff appearance, and in the previous 3 seasons they played a total of 6 playoff rounds, winning 3 and losing 3, but have failed to advance past the 1st round in both 2006 and 2007. Will this year by any different? Most indications say no. The Flames find themselves up against a beast of an opponent, the best NHL team in the 2nd half of the season, the San Jose Sharks. The Flames sputtered and surged all season long, winning streaks followed by losing streaks causing headache and heartache every step of the way. On paper comparing rosters, it's a pretty even match-up. Both teams are loaded with top-end talent. For Iginla there's Thornton. For Kiprusoff there's Nabokov. For Phaneuf there's Campbell. They have an answer to every one of the Flame's star players, and conversely, the Flames have an answer to each of theirs. For 4 days we've seen comparisons, heard the predictions, and tried to digest all the facts. But the largest fact remains - at least 4 games of hockey have to be played. Game on!

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Calgarypuck Playoff Preview
Round One


Calgarypuck Staff
April 8, 2008


It's that time of year again. The playoffs are special, they're special when a team unexpectedly goes the distance, but they're just as exciting when things don't work out.

Getting in means you have a chance. A chance regardless of your method of entry be it charging into the post season or backing in like some suggest the Flames have done this spring. We start for real tomorrow night, and Calgarypuck chimes in with their picks for each of the eight series.

McGrath / Parkin / Lemmon / Prusina



Relief
Flames 7 Vancouver 1

Loren Brown
April 5, 2008


The last Saturday night of the season. One team in, one team already out.

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Consternation or Evolution
Are the Flames Gearing Up for the Playoffs?


D'Arcy McGrath
April 3, 2008


A nerve wracking finish to a hockey team's playoff hopes is a great and exhilarating thing …. once it's over, once it's successful, and both participants and fans are discussing it over cold ones either the next day or in cutoffs on a lake dock.

While the event is actually playing out it's pretty much no fun for anyone.

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