Flames eliminated by Oilers in Game 5 that Coffey says is ‘just nuts’

CALGARY – Darryl Sutter was the voice of reason in a sea of ​​disappointment. The coach had just seen his Calgary Flames’ season come to an end in a wacky 5-4 overtime loss against the rival Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round on Thursday. It was a game that featured … Read more

Edmonton Oilers eliminate Calgary Flames in 5 games to advance to Western Conference finals

CALGARY, Alberta – Edmonton Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft thought his team needed a boost. He had a hunch how to get it. The Oilers were one goal away from closing out a second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Calgary Flames in Game 5 on Thursday night. Woodcroft went with his gut and swapped Zach … Read more

How Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames fans are bringing the action outside the arenas

EDMONTON – There’s much at stake for the Oilers in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Just ask their fans. Thousands of them gather in droves before each game all around Rogers Place. Every side street is filled to the brim. There’s a formal – and free – tailgate party set up across from the arena, boasting … Read more

Flames look to avoid elimination in Game 5 against Oilers

CALGARY – Milan Lucic used several different phrases to describe where the Calgary Flames stand four games into the Western Conference Second Round against the Edmonton Oilers. They were all accurate. “We’ve got to win a game, plain and simple,” the forward said Wednesday. “Our backs are against the wall. In the corner, up against … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – Takeaways after four games in each second-round series

We’re past the halfway point of each second-round series in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, and one conference semifinalist has already begun its offseason, as the Presidents ’Trophy-winning Florida Panthers were swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning. What have the first four games of each series taught us? And how will those lessons impact the … Read more

Calgary Flames fall short of evening series with Edmonton Oilers, remain confident despite being on brink

The Calgary Flames needed a small miracle. They almost got it, too. The Flames trailed the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 in the third period of Game 4 in their second-round playoff series when Rasmus Andersson fired a puck 132 feet from the Flames’ blue line that somehow beat Oilers goaltender Mike Smith to tie the game. … Read more

NHL playoffs results daily: Rangers get rolling, Oilers pull ahead, Lightning extend lead

Game 3: Lightning 5, Panthers 1 | Tampa Bay leads 3-0 Who was the guy ?: Nikita Kucherov has been a difference-maker this series. His goal and three assists in Game 3 bring him up to seven points in Round 2, 15 points in 10 playoff tilts. As much as the expectation can be for … Read more

Flames leave Markstrom ‘out to dry’ in Game 3 of Western Second Round

EDMONTON – Leaving Jacob Markstrom “out to dry” is becoming a familiar refrain for the Calgary Flames in the Western Conference Second Round against the Edmonton Oilers. Markstrom made 21 saves in the first period but allowed four goals in the second period and did not finish the game in a 4-1 loss at Rogers … Read more

Kane continues to pay huge dividends for Oilers in Game 3

Evander Kane stuffed the puck into the net, the hats rained onto the ice at Rogers Place on Sunday, and what looked like a risky acquisition not long ago kept paying off, big time. Who would have imagined this when the Edmonton Oilers signed the forward Jan. 27? Kane scored his second hat trick of … Read more