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The Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche will be matching up head to head in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Which team will come out on top?

The Calgary Flames finished the season top in the Western Conference with 107 points. Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche squeezed themselves into the final wild-card spot due to their hot streak. The two teams will square off in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Calgary’s 107 point season marks the best Flames year since their 117 point performance back in 1998-89. The year might sound familiar, as it’s the same year they ended up winning the first and only Stanley Cup in franchise history. Perhaps that’s a sign for what’s to come for Calgary?

The Avalanche, on the other hand, have entered the playoffs with a very hot hand. In the final 11 games of the season, they went 8-1-2 and zipped by the Arizona Coyotes to nab the final wild-card spot. Entering the playoffs on the right foot is always positive. Perhaps they can continue their strong play against the Western Conference’s top team.

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It’s no secret that the Flames are the favorite to win this series. Heck, there are many people’s bets to win the Stanley Cup. However, in the NHL, there is so much parity. Anything can happen in the playoffs. Just a year ago, the Vegas Golden Knights went to the Stanley Cup playoffs and there were two sweeps in the Western Conference. Anything can happen.

Calgary’s goaltending will be a massive factor and the game-changing ability that Nathan MacKinnon possesses will make this a very interesting series. How do the teams stack up head to head? Let’s check it out.

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