The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The team is a member of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flames arrived in Calgary in 1980 after transferring from the city of Atlanta, Georgia, where they were known as the Atlanta Flames from their founding in 1972 until relocation. The 2008–09 season is the 28th season of play, and 29th year in Calgary. It is the 36th year for the Flames franchise, and including the team's time in Atlanta, the Flames have won over 1300 regular season games, 12th overall in NHL history.
Calgary played its first season in the Patrick Division before moving to the Smythe when the NHL realigned along geographic lines in 1981. The Flames qualified for the playoffs each year from their arrival in 1980 until 1991. During that time, they won two Presidents' Trophies as the NHL's top regular season club, 1987–88 and 1988–89, captured the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl as Campbell Conference champions twice, 1985–86 and 1988–89, and won the Stanley Cup in 1989. The Flames fared poorly following their Cup win, failing to win another playoff series until 2004, a span of 15 seasons, during which they missed the playoffs eight times. The team returned to the post-season in 2004, making an unlikely trip to the finals, during which the team captured its third Clarence Campbell Bowl by winning the Western Conference championship by becoming the first team in NHL history to defeat three division winners. Overall, the Flames have made 20 appearances in the Stanley Cup playoffs in their 28 complete seasons in Calgary, including the last five consecutive seasons.
Season-by-season history[edit | edit source]
|Stanley Cup Champions||Presidents' Trophy||Clarence S. Campbell Trophy||Division Champions|
|Season||Team||Conference||Division||Regular Season||Post Season|
|1980–81||1980–81||Campbell||Patrick||3rd||80||39||27||14||—||92||329||298||16||9||7||55||60||Won in Preliminary Round, 3–0 (Black Hawks) |
Won in Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Flyers)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (North Stars)
|1981–82||1981–82||Campbell||Smythe||3rd||80||29||34||17||—||75||334||345||3||0||3||5||10||Lost in Division Semifinals, 0–3 (Canucks)|
|1982–83||1982–83||Campbell||Smythe||2nd||80||32||34||14||—||78||321||317||9||4||5||30||49||Won in Division Semifinals, 3–1 (Canucks) |
Lost in Division Finals, 1–4 (Oilers)
|1983–84||1983–84||Campbell||Smythe||2nd||80||34||32||14||—||82||311||314||11||6||5||41||46||Won in Division Semifinals, 3–1 (Canucks) |
Lost in Division Finals, 3–4 (Oilers)
|1984–85||1984–85||Campbell||Smythe||3rd||80||41||27||12||—||94||363||302||4||1||3||13||15||Lost in Division Semifinals, 1–3 (Jets)|
|1985–86||1985–86||Campbell||Smythe||2nd||80||40||31||9||—||89||354||315||22||12||10||81||69||Won in Division Semifinals, 3–0 (Jets) |
Won in Division Finals, 4–3 (Oilers)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–3 (Blues)
Lost in Finals, 1–4 (Canadiens)
|1986–87||1986–87||Campbell||Smythe||2nd||80||46||31||3||—||95||318||289||6||2||4||15||22||Lost in Division Semifinals, 2–4 (Jets)|
|1987–88||1987–88||Campbell||Smythe||1st||80||48||23||9||—||105||397||305||9||4||5||41||36||Won in Division Semifinals, 4–1 (Kings) |
Lost in Division Finals, 0–4 (Oilers)
|1988–89||1988–89||Campbell||Smythe||1st||80||54||17||9||—||117||354||226||22||16||6||81||55||Won in Division Semifinals, 4–3 (Canucks) |
Won in Division Finals, 4–0 (Kings)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–1 (Blackhawks)
Stanley Cup Champions, 4–2 (Canadiens)
|1989–90||1989–90||Campbell||Smythe||1st||80||42||23||15||—||99||348||265||6||2||4||24||29||Lost in Division Semifinals, 2–4 (Kings)|
|1990–91||1990–91||Campbell||Smythe||2nd||80||46||26||8||—||100||344||263||7||3||4||20||22||Lost in Division Semifinals, 3–4 (Oilers)|
|1991–92||1991–92||Campbell||Smythe||5th||80||31||37||12||—||74||296||305||Did not qualify|
|1992–93||1992–93||Campbell||Smythe||2nd||84||43||30||11||—||97||322||282||6||2||4||28||33||Lost in Division Semifinals, 2–4 (Kings)|
|1993–94||1993–94||Western||Pacific||1st||84||42||29||13||—||97||302||256||7||3||4||20||23||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Canucks)|
|1994–95||1994–95||Western||Pacific||1st||48||24||17||7||—||55||163||135||7||3||4||35||26||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Sharks)|
|1995–96||1995–96||Western||Pacific||2nd||82||34||37||11||—||79||241||240||4||0||4||7||16||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (Blackhawks)|
|1996–97||1996–97||Western||Pacific||5th||82||32||41||9||—||73||214||239||Did not qualify|
|1997–98||1997–98||Western||Pacific||5th||82||26||41||15||—||67||217||252||Did not qualify|
|1998–99||1998–99||Western||Pacific||3rd||82||30||40||12||—||72||211||234||Did not qualify|
|1999–00||1999–00||Western||Northwest||4th||82||31||36||10||5||77||211||256||Did not qualify|
|2000–01||2000–01||Western||Northwest||4th||82||27||36||15||4||73||197||236||Did not qualify|
|2001–02||2001–02||Western||Northwest||4th||82||32||35||12||3||79||201||220||Did not qualify|
|2002–03||2002–03||Western||Northwest||5th||82||29||36||13||4||75||186||228||Did not qualify|
|2003–04||2003–04||Western||Northwest||3rd||82||42||30||7||3||94||200||176||26||15||11||58||51||Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Canucks) |
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–2 (Red Wings)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–2 (Sharks)
Lost in Finals, 3–4 (Lightning)
|2004–05||2004–05||Western||Northwest||Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout|
|2005–06||2005–06||Western||Northwest||1st||82||46||25||—||11||103||218||200||7||3||4||16||17||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Mighty Ducks)|
|2006–07||2006–07||Western||Northwest||3rd||82||43||29||—||10||96||258||226||6||2||4||10||18||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Red Wings)|
|2007–08||2007–08||Western||Northwest||3rd||82||42||30||—||10||94||229||227||7||3||4||17||15||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Sharks)|
|2008–09||2008–09||Western||Northwest||2nd||82||46||30||—||6||98||254||248||6||2||4||16||21||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Blackhawks)|
|Totals||2242||1051||864||271||56||2429||7693||7195||191||92||99||613||633||20 playoff appearances|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- in Hanlon, Peter and Kelso, Sean: 2008–09 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames Hockey Club, 6.
- NHL team index. Sports Reference LLC.. Retrieved on 2009-02-15.
- McFarlane, Brian (1990). 100 Years of Hockey. Summerhill Press, 197. ISBN 0-929091-26-4.
- Calgary Flames seasons. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-02-15.
- Presidents' Trophy winners. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-02-15.
- Kreiser, John (2004-05-07). [http://www.nhl.com/columns/kreiser/flames050704.html Flames scorch foes, and odds]. nhl.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-05.
- Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games, OT—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points
- The result of the playoff series shows the Flames' result first regardless of the outcome, followed by opposite team in parenthesis.
- Beginning in 2005, all games have a winner. Ties were eliminated
- Beginning in 1999, overtime (and later shootout) losses are worth one point
- From 1981 until 1993, the team that won its divisional playoff (2nd round matchup) was the division champion, regardless of regular season standing
- Season shortened to 48 games as a result of the 1994–95 NHL lockout
- Totals as of the completion of the 2008-09 season
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References[edit | edit source]
|Franchise||Seasons · Players · Coaches · General Managers · Records · Draft Picks · Award Winners|
|Lore||Atlanta Flames · Battle of Alberta|
|Affiliates||Stockton Heat (AHL) • Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL)|
|Arenas||Stampede Corral · Scotiabank Saddledome|
|See also||Calgary Hitmen · Ice hockey in Calgary|
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