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Playoff Preview: Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

The Flames and Avs have never met in the playoffs....that’s about to change!

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Playoff Preview: Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

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NHL: Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The regular season has finally ended and it’s time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs! The Flames roared into the playoffs as the best team in the Western Conference during the regular season, whereas the Colorado Avalanche made it as the 8th and final team in the West. Here’s a look at how each team matches up and how they compare historically.

2018-19 Season

Calgary Flames: 50-25-7 (107 pts), 1st Place Pacific, 1st Place Western Conference

Colorado Avalanche: 38-30-14 (90 pts), 5th Place Central, 8th Place Western Conference

Home & Away Records

Calgary Flames: 26-10-5 (Home), 24-15-2 (Away)

Colorado Avalanche: 21-14-6 (Home), 17-16-8 (Away)

Team Leaders

Flames: Goals- Gaudreau (36), Points- Gaudreau (99), PIM- Bennett (93), Save%- Rittich (.911)

Avalanche: Goals- McKinnon (41), Points- McKinnon (99), PIM- Cole (115), Save%- Grubauer (.917)

2018-19 Head To Head (3-0-0)

10/13: Calgary Flames 3 @ Colorado Avalanche 2 (OTW)

11/1: Calgary Flames 6 vs Colorado Avalanche 5 (W)

1/9: Calgary Flames 5 vs Colorado Avalanche 3 (W)

Overall Head To Head

Flames V Avalanche

The Calgary Flames lead the all time series between these two 78-66-20. The Flames are 43-30-9 at home against the Avalanche and 35-36-11 at Pepsi Center when visiting Colorado. This will be the first time they have met in the playoffs.

The Flames have had a pretty good run against the Avalanche, going 8-1-0 in their last nine games against Colorado.

Playoff Records

Calgary Flames: 99-124

Colorado Avalanche: 137-125

Stanley Cup Appearances

Calgary Flames: 1986- Calgary vs Montreal, 1-4 (L), 1989- Calgary vs Montreal, 4-2 (W), 2004- Calgary vs Tampa Bay, 3-4 (L),

Stanley Cup Record: 1-2

Colorado Avalanche: 1996- Colorado vs Florida, 4-0 (W), 2001- Colorado vs New Jersey, 4-3 (W)

Stanley Cup Record: 2-0

2018-19 Western Conference Playoff Schedule

Calgary Flames (P1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC1)

Thursday, April 11, 10 p.m.: Avalanche @ Flames | SN, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN

Saturday, April 13, 10:30 p.m.: Avalanche @ Flames | SN, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN

Monday, April 15, 10 p.m.: Flames @ Avalanche | CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Wednesday, April 17, 10 p.m.: Flames @ Avalanche | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

*Friday, April 19, TBD: Avalanche @ Flames | TBD

*Sunday, April 21, TBD: Flames @ Avalanche | TBD

*Tuesday, April 23, TBD: Avalanche @ Flames | TBD