Published On: Sat, Jan 13th, 2018

Flames complete Florida sweep to remain NHL's hottest team

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Ian McLaren

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Robert Mayer / USA Today Sports

The Sunshine State was friendly to the Calgary Flames.

A night after beating the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning, the Flames got the best of the Florida Panthers on Friday to extend their winning streak to six games, currently the longest in the NHL.

The opposition has not been of the pushover variety, either.

Date Opponent Result
Dec. 31 Chicago W 4-3 (OT)
Jan. 4 Los Angeles W 4-3
Jan. 6 Anaheim W 3-2
Jan. 9 Minnesota W 3-2 (OT)
Jan. 11 Tampa Bay W 5-1
Jan. 12 Florida W 4-2

The length of the streak is not staggering by any means, but it’s an important run of success nonetheless.

Calgary has now amassed 52 points and sits one behind the Los Angeles Kings for second in the Pacific Division, albeit with two more games played. The Flames have also built a four-point cushion over San Jose, but the Sharks also have games in hand on Calgary.

Still, the Flames are taking care of business as of late, and as a result, are hot on the trail of a playoff berth for the second season in a row.

Calgary plays Sunday in Carolina before the team’s bye-week break.



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