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Discipline has been key for Flames (also, how the NHL has changed since obstruction crackdown)

Of all the things to admire about the surprising Calgary Flames — from the way they’ve overcome the loss of Mark Giordano, to all the shots they’ve blocked, to the skill and speed they’ve displayed off the rush all season — one of the more under-reported keys to their success has been discipline. 367 more words

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Eliminated Kings are disappointed and upset ... but maybe a little proud?

There’s no sense denying the fact that the Los Angeles Kings are unhappy about being eliminated from the playoffs. Still, just moments after the Calgary Flames crushed their hopes, some reactions give you the sense that the team hasn’t lost sight of some resounding accomplishments. 318 more words

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Flames secure playoff berth; defending Stanley Cup champs eliminated

By Kristen Odland
Calgary Herald

Rewind the clock a year ago, maybe two, and try to find some type of significance to Game No. 81 of the Calgary Flames’ regular season. 714 more words

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Kings' playoff chances take hit in 4-2 loss to Oilers

Matt Fraser scored a pair of goals and the Edmonton Oilers dealt a big blow to the playoff hopes of the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings with a 4-2 victory on Tuesday. 376 more words

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Embarrassed in Los Angeles, Oilers need to play 'with a chip on our shoulder' tonight versus Kings

The Edmonton Oilers have a chance to get some revenge on the Los Angeles Kings for last week’s embarrassing 8-2 defeat at Staples Center.

You see, the Kings are in Edmonton tonight, and a loss for the defending champs would deal a serious blow to their playoff hopes. 187 more words

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The Morning Skate, April 7: Canucks in a clinch, Kings won't work OT, Bolievers, Sedinery and who's your favourite baseball team?

So, that’s it, they’re pretty much in. Needing just one point to clinch a playoff spot from their last two games, the Canucks didn’t exactly slay a dragon last night at Rogers Arena. 1,600 more words

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EK65 roars back into the thick of the Norris Trophy discussion

It’s no grand revelation to suggest Erik Karlsson is the offensive engine driving the Ottawa Senators. Getting the captain to talk about it, however, is a bit like trying to pry the puck away from Mark Stone. 879 more words

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