Updated March 24, 2019 08:52:22 When the Calgary Flame take on the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the NHL will look back on this season as one of the best in the league’s history.
It will be a defining moment for the franchise and its fanbase.
But what will the Flames have accomplished?
And will they be able to sustain that success?
The team’s record, the way it has played, and the way the players have performed all play a part in the question of whether the Flames will be able go on to win their third Stanley Cup in five seasons.
A look at the Flames record:The Flames went 16-10-3 during the regular season.
They were 3-1-1 during the Western Conference First Round and 7-1 in their first seven games, and they lost to the San Jose Sharks in the Western Semi-Finals.
The Flames won their first six games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but lost in the first round to the Nashville Predators.
The team was eliminated in the Eastern Conference First round in the second round.
The Calgary Flames have won the Stanley Cups in 2013 and 2014, and finished fourth in 2016.
The Flames had a strong start to the season, finishing tied for first in the Central Division with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Rangers.
But they dropped two games in a row in the series, and lost to Detroit in Game 6 of the Eastern Semi-Final on Monday night.
In Game 7, they lost a 5-2 decision in the conference finals to the Montreal Canadiens.
The two teams met in the playoffs again in the post-season.
The NHL’s highest-scoring team in 2016-17, the Flames finished the regular-season with 39 goals.
That was one of their lowest total goals per game since the 2010-11 season.
The only other team with fewer goals per contest in the regular seasons was the Los Angeles Kings at 24.
The average goal per game during the season was 3.26.
The Calgary Flames were swept by the St Louis Blues in the First Round of the Stanley Playoffs.
The Blackhawks had won the first two games of the series before falling to the Blues in six games.
The Blues won three of four games in St Louis, and won Game 4 on a goal by defenseman Zach Werenski.
The St. Michael’s Islanders defeated the Calgary Dragons in Game 3 of the Western Final.
The Islanders won 4-3 in St Charles and 4-2 in St John’s in Game 2.
The San Jose Barracuda defeated the St Petersburg Sting in Game 1 of the West Final.
In the series finale, the Sting won 4, 3, and 4.
The Barracudas lost 4-1 to the Sting.
The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Eastern Division in 2016, but they finished dead last in the NHL with a .854 winning percentage.
They lost three of their final four games to the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Clippers before winning the second Stanley Cup of their career in the 2017 playoffs.
The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 of the Conference Final.
Both teams won the series.
In a series that saw three overtime losses, the Canadiens won 4:2 on a Sergei Bobrovsky goal in Game 7.
The Maple Leafs won 4.4 in Game 5.
The Canadiens won 5.1 in Game 8.
The Leafs won 6.1.
The St. Paul Saints won 6-2 on an Elias Lindholm goal in the third period of Game 5, and Game 6 on a David Desharnais goal.
The Rangers won 5-1 on an Artemi Panarin goal in overtime in Game 9.
The Florida Panthers defeated the Detroit Red Wings in Game 12 of the First Division Semifinals.
It was the Panthers’ first victory over the Red Wings since a 3-2 win in Game 13 of the 2014 playoffs.
The Panthers won 6 in a 6-3 overtime win.
The Red Wings won 7.
The Washington Capitals defeated the Nashville Predator in Game 11 of the Second Division Semis.
In their first meeting since Game 6, the Predators won 6:1 on a Pavel Datsyuk goal in Nashville.
The Capitals won 6, 6, 7.
In a Game 4 in which the Predators had the game’s first two goals, goaltender Matt Murray made 28 saves.
He made 28 stops in the loss.
The Predators won 4 in a 7-4 overtime loss.
The Detroit Red Stars defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers in Game 14 of the Third Division Semisonats.
In three games, the Red Stars won five of six and won two of three in a 4-0 win over the Panthers.
The Stars won 4 of three and won 4 more in a 5:3 victory over Nashville in Game 15.
The Bruins won 6 of five and lost 4 of five in a 3:2 overtime victory.
The Anaheim Ducks