Calgary may be well-rested, but Tampa Bay's special teams should lead the Lightning to the Stanley Cup.
Calgary is riding a wave of emotion, but injury problems and San Jose's timely power play should help the Sharks overcome the Flames.
The Flames are coming off a grueling series and the Red Wings are fresh, just one of the reasons Detroit should make easy work of Calgary.
Contrasting styles meet in a first-round series that should go down to the wire.
The Canucks' top line combined for eight points, and Cory Schneider made 36 saves as Vancouver beat the reeling Calgary Flames 5-2 on Saturday night.
Nick Foligno scored twice in a club-record 51 seconds and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored three goals in a 1:15 span of the second period to beat the Calgary Flames, 5-1, on Friday night, extending their franchise-best points streak to 12 games.
Mike Fisher scored two goals and the Nashville Predators beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Lee Stempniak scored the winning goal in the third period and added an assist in the Calgary Flames' 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists, and the Flames used a four-goal second period for a 5-4 win over the Stars on Monday night.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 42 saves to help the Calgary Flames beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Friday night in a showdown between teams fighting for playoff spots.
Scott Hartnell had two goals, and Matt Read scored the shootout winner as the Flyers rallied from a three-goal deficit and beat the Flames 5-4 on Saturday night.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 41 saves, and the Calgary Flames routed the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Flames backup goalie Henrik Karlsson will be sidelined six-to-eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his right knee.
Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula scored 1:14 apart late in the third period to break a tie and give the Detroit Red Wings a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Curtis Glencross had two goals and an assist to pace the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.
Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and an assist to lead the St. Louis Blues to their first win of the season, a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday afternoon.