Hockey

Ducks Keep Dousing Calgary Flames Game 5: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ducks Keep Dousing Calgary Flames Game 5: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

calgary flames vs ducks game 5 2015 stanley cup playoffs images

The Calgary Flames, playing in front of a home audience on Friday night, may have seen their chances of staying competitive in their second round 2015 Stanley Cup NHL playoffs series come to a crashing halt. Calgary entered game four down 2-1 to the Anaheim Ducks and, in all likelihood, the Flames needed to pull even in the series in game four in order to have a realistic chance to upset the Ducks. However the Flames went down on Friday, falling to Anaheim 4-2.

calgary flames michael ferland scores against ducks 2015 stanley cup playoffs

The scorers for Calgary were Sean Monahan and Micheal Ferland, two players that both scored in the first period. Scorers for Anaheim were Jakob Silfverberg, Andrew Cogliano, Matt Beleskey, and Patrick Maroon.

Calgary now face the daunting task of having to come back in a series down 3-1. Furthermore, the Flames, the road-team in the series, will need to win two games in Anaheim on top of game six, one which would come from Calgary if needed. Complicating the situation for Calgary even worse is the fact that the Flames have not won even just one game in ages from the Honda Center.

anaheim ducks beat calgary flames 2015 stanley cup playoffs game 4

Game five, which definitely threatens to be a close-out game, will go later this weekend from Anaheim (10pm ET on Sunday). Game six, if needed will come on Tuesday in cowtown with a time yet to be announced. However hockey fans interested in the Calgary/Anaheim affair may soon be paying attention to other series.

new york rangers beat washington capitals 2015 stanley cup playoffs

In other action on Friday night, the Washington Capitals, losing 2-1 in overtime, failed to close out the New York Rangers. Game six of that series will go on Sunday, a few hours before the Calgary game (ie. 7pm ET). Washington appear to be under significant pressure in the game as game six will represent their only opportunity to advance on home ice. They have won both of their home games already against New York, so perhaps the Caps will ground some confidence in that.

montreal canadiens vs tampa bay lightning game 4 2015 stanley cup playoffs

The only other series active features Montreal and Tampa Bay. They will meet on Saturday night at 7pm from Montreal with the Habs down 1-3 but perhaps holding a bit of momentum as they seemed to put things together in game four.

At present, the complexion of the two conference finals appear to be Tampa Bay vs. Washington in the east and Anaheim vs. Chicago in the west.

Hockey
@GrandSlambert77

Shane is a sports writer with a big interest in tennis, but he's also a noted writer about travel and fiction. Plus he can handle long walks in the cold Canadian tundra!

More in Hockey

Top 5 NHL underachievers so far in 2016 17 images

Top 5 NHL Underachievers so far for 2016-17 season

Shane LambertFebruary 17, 2017
Montreal Canadiens Fire Michel Therrien, Sign Claude Julien 2017 images

Montreal Canadiens Fire Michel Therrien, Sign Claude Julien

Shane LambertFebruary 15, 2017
Edmonton Oilers trade rumors as deadline nears 2017 images

Edmonton Oilers trade rumors as deadline nears

Shane LambertFebruary 11, 2017
Montreal Canadiens in Trouble in Atlantic Division 2017 images

Montreal Canadiens in Trouble in Atlantic Division

Shane LambertFebruary 4, 2017
Edmonton Oilers Look Good for Playoffs as Trade Deadline Nears 2017 images

Edmonton Oilers Look Good for Playoffs as Trade Deadline Nears

Shane LambertJanuary 27, 2017
Washington Capitals Gaining Momentum in NHL 2017 images

Washington Capitals Gaining Momentum in NHL

Shane LambertJanuary 20, 2017
Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks re emerging in NHL standings 2017 images

Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks re-emerging in NHL standings

Shane LambertJanuary 7, 2017
Columbus Blue Jackets franchise history   faves for Stanley Cup 2016 images

Columbus Blue Jackets franchise history – faves for Stanley Cup

Shane LambertDecember 29, 2016
columbu, connor mcdavid, devan dubnyk tops as nhl breaks 2016 images

Columbus, Connor McDavid, Devan Dubnyk tops as NHL breaks

Shane LambertDecember 24, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription