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It’s Been Almost 26 Years Since The Calgary Flames Sat At The Top Of The Western Conference

from Kristen Anderson of the Calgary Herald,

The Calgary Flames wrapped up the weekend’s slate of games and sat in a place they hadn’t held as a team in 25 years.

Even with Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, they still are sitting atop the National Hockey League’s Western Conference with a 19-10-2 record — a feat they haven’t achieved since Jan. 5, 1993, a statistic that was generated by Sportsnet Stats after Saturday’s 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

It’s impressive, no doubt. It has people talking, questioning whether or not this 2018-19 edition is an ‘elite’ team.

But internally, the Flames are tempering matters slightly. It is, after all, only 31 games into the season.

“Lots of hockey left,” reminded Calgary head coach Bill Peters over the weekend, as they faced a tough stretch of games including a back-to-back set that included a Battle of Alberta on Sunday. “If I do the math right, there’s 51 games left. So we can prove to be elite over the next 51 — if that’s the case, right?

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Definitely getting ahead of themselves. They aren’t even really in 1st. Nashville, Colorado and Winnipeg have all played less games and could bypass Calgary by winning their games in hand.

Posted by evileye on 12/11/18 at 02:37 PM ET

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