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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.[1] 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.[2]

Calgary played its first season in the Patrick Division before moving to the Smythe when the NHL realigned along geographic lines in 1981.[3] The Flames qualified for the playoffs each year from their arrival in 1980 until 1991.[4] During that time, they won two Presidents' Trophies as the NHL's top regular season club, 1987–88 and 1988–89,[5] captured the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl as Campbell Conference champions twice, 1985–86 and 1988–89, and won the Stanley Cup in 1989.[1] 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.[4] 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.[6] 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.[4]

Season-by-season historyEdit

Stanley Cup Champions Presidents' Trophy Clarence S. Campbell Trophy Division Champions
Season Team Conference Division Regular Season[7] Post Season[8]
Finish GP W L T[9] OT[10] Pts GF GA GP W L GF GA Result
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) </br> Won in Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Flyers) </br> 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) </br> 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) </br> 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[11] 2nd 80 40 31 9 89 354 315 22 12 10 81 69 Won in Division Semifinals, 3–0 (Jets) </br> Won in Division Finals, 4–3 (Oilers) </br> Won in Conference Finals, 4–3 (Blues) </br> 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) </br> Lost in Division Finals, 0–4 (Oilers)
1988–89 1988–89 Campbell Smythe[11] 1st 80 54 17 9 117 354 226 22 16 6 81 55 Won in Division Semifinals, 4–3 (Canucks) </br> Won in Division Finals, 4–0 (Kings) </br> Won in Conference Finals, 4–1 (Blackhawks) </br> 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[12] 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) </br> Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–2 (Red Wings) </br> Won in Conference Finals, 4–2 (Sharks) </br> 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[13] 2242 1051 864 271 56 2429 7693 7195 191 92 99 613 633 20 playoff appearances

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 in Hanlon, Peter and Kelso, Sean: 2008–09 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames Hockey Club, 6. 
  2. NHL team index. Sports Reference LLC.. Retrieved on 2009-02-15.
  3. McFarlane, Brian (1990). 100 Years of Hockey. Summerhill Press, 197. ISBN 0-929091-26-4. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Calgary Flames seasons. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-02-15.
  5. Presidents' Trophy winners. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-02-15.
  6. 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.
  7. Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games, OT—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points
  8. The result of the playoff series shows the Flames' result first regardless of the outcome, followed by opposite team in parenthesis.
  9. Beginning in 2005, all games have a winner. Ties were eliminated
  10. Beginning in 1999, overtime (and later shootout) losses are worth one point
  11. 11.0 11.1 From 1981 until 1993, the team that won its divisional playoff (2nd round matchup) was the division champion, regardless of regular season standing
  12. Season shortened to 48 games as a result of the 1994–95 NHL lockout
  13. Totals as of the completion of the 2008-09 season

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ReferencesEdit


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