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Calgary Sun

Flames fail to clinch playoff spot against Kings

“They let emotion get the best of them in a rough and tumble game that felt like playoffs. Instead, it left fans to wonder what is going to happen in the coming days as Calgary (43-30-4) sets out on its toughest part of the 2016-17 regular season schedule — home games against San Jose, and Anaheim plus three more road games against their Pacific Division foes Anaheim, L.A. (again), and San Jose.”

Iginla gets proper sendoff in rough and tumble affair

“What also followed was likely the last in a career full of great moments at the Dome for Iginla, whose first career goal (a fluke scored by Giordano) at the Dome as a visitor proved to be the game-winner in a 4-1 Kings win – the 100th of his career.”

Fox Sports

Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk can be the NHL’s next great villain

“It’s a good idea to keep track of a guy like Tkachuk on any given night because he can beat you with skill. But on a night like Wednesday, it was also important to mark that No. 19 any time he stepped on the ice just to prepare for tensions to escalate.”

CBC Sports

Iginla helps Kings sink Flames with Gordie Howe hat trick in Calgary

“Iginla later fought Deryk Engelland, opening a cut on Engelland’s forehead that left blood all over Iginla’s white jersey. With a clean sweater, Iginla scored late in the second period to put Los Angeles up 2-1. Trevor Lewis, Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter also scored for the Kings.”

Flames Nation

Kings 4, Flames 1 post-game embers: Inglourious narratives

“A game with massive consequences was neutralized because the older, arguably wiser, team made it so, seemingly with little effort. They outshot the Flames from the get-go; even when the Flames had their big push in the third period – when they decided to try to start playing again – the Kings were still in control of the game, and capitalized off of their own chances.”

SB Nation – Matchsticks & Gasoline

Iginla & Kings take Flames to School to Keep Slim Hopes Alive

“With the loss, the Flames dreams of clinching are put on hold for at least another couple nights. Calgary can clinch on Friday night with either a win over San Jose, or a Kings loss to Vancouver. It wasn’t pretty, but hopefully the team can learn something from tonight’s game and apply it moving forward.”