Five reasons the Calgary Flames reached the second round of NHL

Global News

CALGARY –  The CalgaryFlames advanced to the second round of NHL

playoffs for the first time since 2004 and will face the Anaheim

Ducks. Not considered a playoff contender this season, here are five

reasons the Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks four games to two in

the first round.

  1. A light team plays a heavy game

The series against Vancouver turned nasty in the second and third

games. The Flames, the playoff team with the lightest average

weight, took care of themselves and each other. Calgary had the

third-least penalty minutes during the regular season. As of Sunday,

they had the most in the first round with 152.

  1. T.J. Brodie

“Supersonic”, according to coach Bob Hartley, the tireless

defenceman was Calgary‘s bedrock on offence and defence. His speed

with and without the puck opened up scoring chances and his poise in

Calgary‘s end was a heart-rate relaxant…

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