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FlamesNation Roundtable: the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, Battle of Alberta edition

For the first time in 31 years, the Calgary Flames will meet the Edmonton Oilers in the playoffs. Moreover, for just the second time since their run to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final, the Flames have made it past the opening round of the playoffs.

It’s an exciting time! It’s playoff Battle of Alberta time! To commemorate this, we have convened our writer’s roundtable once more.

What makes you confident that the Flames can beat Edmonton in Round Two?

Mike: Theoretically, the Flames have a much stronger team than the Oilers. We have yet to see the likes of Matthew Tkachuk, Tyler Toffoli, Calle Jarnkrok, and Blake Coleman produce to their peak extents in these playoffs, and it’s hard to imagine them going up against a better goaltending performance than the one they faced in the first round.