Consider this a mini-mini-playoff series between the
If the Flames win Thursday night in regulation, they are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Yes, a long time ago. It was such a long time ago that Kings Coach
You have to go flip through more pages in the record books to find the last time the Kings and the Flames really did meet in the playoffs. It was in the first round in 1993 as the Kings won in six games and went on to reach the
The current coaches - the Sutter and the Flames' Bob Hartley – have a plenty of history, having met in the playoffs much earlier in their careers with other teams.
Hartley was in the hallway at the
"When I started in Colorado, Darryl was in San Jose, we played in the playoffs," Hartley said later. "In the playoffs, as much as we compete against each other, like coaches sometimes, it can go either way.