We didn’t get the Battle of Alberta in the first round of the NHL Playoffs.
In the first round, Calgary Flames play Anaheim Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers battle San Jose Sharks.
If Calgary wins their series and Edmonton wins too, we will have a BATTLE OF ALBERTA for Round #2!
Calgary vs. Anaheim
Thursday, April 13 – Calgary at Anaheim
Saturday, April 15 – Calgary at Anaheim
Monday, April 17 – Anaheim at Calgary
Wednesday, April 19 – Anaheim at Calgary
*Friday, April 21 – Calgary at Anaheim
*Sunday, April 23 – Anaheim at Calgary
*Tuesday, April 25 – Calgary at Anaheim
Let’s be honest here. It’s VERY worrisome that the Flames have to beat the Ducks in the first round of the playoffs.
Why, you ask?
Because “you can’t win here” is a thing.
Twenty-seven consecutive losses: The Flames have not won in the regular season in Anaheim since Jan. 19, 2004.
They won their last game there April 25, 2006, when they beat the Ducks 5-2 in Game 3 of the Western Conference quarter-final series.
But let’s not dwell on the negative: This is the 2nd time the Flames have made the playoffs in the last three years.
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Round 1 of the playoffs start Wednesday for Montreal vs. New York Rangers, Pittsburgh vs. Columbus, Ottawa vs. Boston, Minnesota vs. St. Louis and, of course, Edmonton vs. San Jose. – Sarah