The View from Calgary


George Johnson: Flames hang on to beat Kings

“The win pushed Calgary even with the Kings at 43 points, and into a four-way tie in the NHL’s Western Conference.”


Randy Sportak: Calgary Flames beat Los Angeles Kings in second straight meeting

“The Flames are full marks for being in the playoff dogfight. Case in point, Hiller’s save total was equalled by the 26 blocks his teammates made.”

Wes Gilbertson: Flames’ Backlund played through pain

“The Kings arrived in Calgary with 10 powerplay tallies in a five-game stretch, but full marks to the Flames’ special-teamers for successfully killing off both of Monday’s penalties on the home-side.”


Ryan Pike: Post-Game: Flames Hold On, Beat The Champs (Again)

“I mean, the Flames did make the most of their chances and did their best to play a smart defensive game afterwards – rather than going shot-for-shot with a powerhouse team.”


Mike FAIL: Kings vs Flames – King slayers

“In the last few minutes of play, a huge Kings and Flames scrum in front of the net generated a few fantastic chances by Los Angeles unfortunately Matt “The Franchise/ French Fries” Stajan was there to prevent one by using his stick.”

arii: Flames vs Kings stats recap: Let’s try to play the full 60 next time

“The Flames’ overall numbers for this game were brutal, and that’s including the excellent first period they had. That was probably one of their best periods all season.”

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