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 ANAHEIM CALLING: Chris Kober has some thoughts on the Ducks elimination of the Calgary Flames from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Can the Flames build upon this season's surprising performance?

Can the Flames build upon this season’s surprising performance?

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Reviewing the Flames magical performance this season.

HOCKEY-GRAPHS: Garret Hohl wonders if the Flames could become next season’s version of this season’s Colorado Avalanche.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe on the ghosts of hockey past in Montreal.

ISLANDERS INSIGHT: Andy Graziano remembers the 2014-15 New York Islanders.

TODAYS SLAPSHOT: Anthony Perez on the ongoing disrespect toward the Arizona Coyotes.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: The effect of drawing penalties.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Tom Collins lists the top-10 players entering their fourth NHL seasons.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Callum Fraser on the swift decline of Hockey Night in Canada.

HOCKEYSFUTURE: Craig Fischer lists the top-five goalies not yet affiliated with NHL teams.