Description: Calgary center Mikael Backlund scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Flames won, 4-3, over the Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Johnny Gaudreau tied the game with 20 seconds to go and then Backlund won it in overtime. The two scores basically kept Calgary alive as the victory kept them from falling behind in the series, 3-0. That was Backlund's first goal of the postseason.
Description: Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau scored a power-play goal with 20 seconds left in regulation to tie Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Ducks on Tuesday.
Insight: This was Gaudreau's first point of the season, and it was a big one. The score sent the game into overtime, and the Flames won it about four and a half minutes into overtime, 4-3. That makes Anaheim's lead in the series, 2-1, with Game 4 in Calgary on Friday.
Description: Flames left winger Jiri Hudler had two goals and two assists in the amazing comeback from the Flames on Saturday as they won the series against the Canucks, 4-2.
Insight: Vancouver jumped out to a, 3-0, lead, and it looked like Game 7 was looming, but the Flames scored seven of the next eight goals to win Game 6, 7-4. Hudler had two assists in the second period as Calgary tied the game, 3-3, and then trailing, 4-3, in the third, Judler scored twice as Calgary blew the game open. The Flames will face the Ducks in the next round of the playoffs.
Description: Flames left winger Jiri Hudler had a goal and an assist in Calgary's, 3-1, victory over the Canucks on Tuesday in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: The Calgary power play was clicking on Tuesday, and Hudler owners loved it. He assisted Johnny Gaudreau's goal in the first four minutes of the game, and then Hudler scored on the power play six minutes later. The Flames man advantage was 2-for-4 in the game. The two points were Hudler's first of the series.
Description: Flames goalie Jonas Hiller continued his strong play in the Western Conference Quarterfinals as he stopped 28-of-29 shots in Game 4, and Calgary beat Vancouver, 3-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Hiller has been one of the best goaltenders through the first half of the postseason's first round. He is 3-1 with a .938 save percentage in four games. Calgary will have a chance to clinch the series victory on Thursday.
Description: Flames goalie Jonas Hiller stopped 29-of-30 shots in the, 2-1, thrilling victory over the Canucks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: Canucks center Bo Horvat in the second period, but the Flames played the role of comeback kids again as they scored twice in the third period with the final goal coming with under 30 seconds left in regulation. Hiller made 13 saves in that third period.
Description: Flames defenseman Kris Russell scored the game-winner with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation to beat the Canucks, 2-1, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Insight: Russell took a shot from the point with about 29 seconds left, and it somehow beat Vancouver goaltender Eddie Lack. It was the only shot Russell had on net in the entire game.
Description: Flames winger Sean Monahan scored his 31st goal of the season in the, 3-2, victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: It proved to be the game-winner in the third period. With the Kings loss, the Flames have moved two points back ahead of Los Angeles with two games to go, but the two clubs play each other on Thursday. Monahan has 30 assists to go with his 31 goals.
Description: Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and two assists in the, 4-1, victory over the Flyers on Thursday.
Insight: Johnny Hockey continues to add to his really impressive rookie season. He scored his goal on the power play. He was also plus-two in the game. Gaudreau now has 20 goals and 36 assists this season.
Description: Flames forward Lance Bouma had a goal and an assist with a plus-two rating in the, 3-2, loss to the Avalanche on Saturday.
Insight: Calgary was trying to erase another multi-goal lead in the third period. Bouma assisted David Jones' goal that made it, 2-1, but Colorado scored again to go back ahead by two. Bouma then scored to cut the lead again with about 14 minutes remaining, but they couldn't find the game-tying score. Bouma has 13 goals and 15 assists with a plus-13 rating this season.
Description: Flames left winger Jiri Hudler scored a goal and an assist as Calgary defeated Boston, 4-3, in a very long shootout.
Insight: Hudler assisted Sean Monahan's goal on the power play in the first period. Then in the second, Hudler scored on passes from Mikael Backlund and Dennis Wideman. Hudler has 21 goals and 31 assists in 61 games this season.
Description: Flames netminder Karri Ramo broke his streak of allowing just one goal per game on Tuesday, but he did pick up the victory over the Flyers.
Insight: Ramo allowed two goals in the third period as Philadelphia tied the game at two, but Jiri Hudler won it in overtime for Calgary. Ramo has allowed just five goals in his last four starts, but he is 2-2-0 over that stretch.
Description: Flames left winger Jiri Hudler had the game-winning goal in overtime and an assist in the, 3-2, victory over the Flyers on Tuesday.
Insight: Hudler scored the game-winner on even strength one minute and 23 seconds into overtime. Hudler also assisted Sean Monahan's first-period goal. Hudler has 20 goals and 30 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Flames winger Sean Monahan scored a pair of goals in the, 3-2, victory over the Canucks on Saturday.
Insight: Monahan scored his two goals back-to-back in the second period to give the Flames a, 2-1, lead. Lance Bouma broke the 2-2 tie in the third period with the game-winner. Monahan has 19 goals and 17 assists in 56 games this season.
Description: Calgary winger Mason Raymond has been a disappointment this season, but not Thursday night, as he solved Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick twice.
Insight: A 45-point scorer last season with Toronto, Raymond has just 15 points in 33 games this season. The biggest drop is his assist total which has fallen from 26 in 2013-14 to four this season. Fantasy owners should wait and see if this was a breakout moment or just a one-time blip.
Description: Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau continues to impress.
Insight: After a slow start, Gaudreau has started playing up to his potential. He scored again on Friday and was tied for the team lead with shots on goal. Gaudreau has 13 goals and 18 assists in 39 games this season.
Description: Devils left winger Mike Cammalleri is probable for Monday's game against Boston while dealing with a bruised jaw and stiff neck.
Insight: Cammalleri was off to a hot start with seven points (five goals) in eight games, before missing the last six due to the injury. He'll return to the top line alongside Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr.
Description: Flames goalie Jonas Hiller came in relief, and picked up the win Saturday against Florida.
Insight: He replaced Kari Ramo (18 saves on 22 shots), with Calgary trailing 4-3 in the second period. Hiller went on to stop all nine shots he faced, and helped the Flames pull out a 6-4 win, improving his record to 7-3-1 on the season.
Description: Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman scored his fifth goal of the season,in Saturday's loss to Washington.
Insight: It was Calgary's only goal on the night, but fantasy owners do not mind. Wideman is off to a solid start offensively, with six total points, and those owners need to make sure he is in all lineups.
Description: Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau said the healthy scratch on Friday was "good" for him according to the Calgary Sun.
Insight: Gaudreau was pointless in the first five games of the season, so coach Bob Hartley scratched him for Friday's game. Gaudreau said he talked to Hartley and understands its a learning experience that will benefit him in the long run. His teammates have been fully supporting the rookie in the locker room. The Calgary Sun reported Gaudreau looked great in practice on Saturday and should be back in the lineup soon, maybe as early as Sunday.
Description: Devils left winger Mike Cammalleri scored as New Jersey tried to comeback against the Sharks on Saturday but ultimately lost, 4-2.
Insight: Cammalleri finally got the Devils on the board at the 8:00 mark of the third period. Adam Henrique then scored to make the deficit just one, but the Sharks sealed the victory with an empty-net goal.
Description: Flames goalie Jonas Hiller will start in net against the Blues on Saturday.
Insight: Hiller was great in his Falmes debut against the Canucks on Wednesday, but Calgary lost, 3-2. Hiller and other goalie Karri Ramo are expected to share time in the net this year, but Hiller appears to have the edge at the moment.
Description: Devils coach Pete DeBoer is not 100 percent sure free agent signee Michael Cammalleri will play with the top line this year according to the Bergen Record.
Insight: DeBoer actually said that he is not sold on Travis Zajac, Jaromir Jagr and Cammalleri as his top line and one has to assume that Cammalleri would be the odd man out. Zajac and Jagr had pretty good chemistry last season. Still, Cammalleri was brought in to help the Devils score, so he is still the best bet to occupy a top-line spot.
Description: Calgary winger Sean Monahan posted a solid 22-goal rookie season and we expect him to improve on that total this season.
Insight: If the soon-to-be 20-year old lands on a line with Jiri Hudler he could take a significant jump, though at this time we think he'll be on the second line. We still like a five-goal improvement.