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
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1. The Case for the Calgary Flames

Jacob Markstrom
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If there's one thing the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings have taught us, it's a hot goaltender can lead a team to the Stanley Cup. Jonathan Quick was the hot hand that season, making the Kings the lowest seed to win the Stanley Cup.

Goaltender Jacob Markstrom has the potential to do the same. The Swedish star has a GAA of 2.68 this season, going with his save percentage of .910. The Calgary Flames might luck out by not trading Markstrom, for he has the potential to lead them on a run.