Scouting the Playoff Race: Calgary Flames

It's weird that trade deadline sellers like the Calgary Flames have a shot at the playoffs, yet here we are. But are they a threat to the Vegas Golden Knights?
Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames
Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames / Leah Hennel/GettyImages
1 of 5

Being eight points behind the Vegas Golden Knights for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference entering Thursday is daunting. Trying to surpass the defending champions, PLUS moving past two other teams makes this more grueling. Yet, the Calgary Flames have an outside shot to making the playoffs.

Let's dissect their flickering hopes of making it to the Stanley Cup playoffs. How can they get past the Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues, AND the Vegas Golden Knights? Can they do anything of substance or is it too late?