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The Calgary Flames Are Focused On Their Next Game

04/06/2015 at 6:30pm EDT

from the CP at Sportsnet,

The Flames finish out the regular season against the two clubs threatening to beat them out of a playoff berth -- the Los Angeles Kings at home on Thursday and the Winnipeg Jets on the road Saturday.

"I don't who made the schedule, but this guy has a flare for drama," Flames coach Bob Hartley said Monday following practice.

Calgary (43-29-7) is battling the Kings for third in the Pacific Division, as well as Winnipeg for the last wild card berth in the Western Conference. The Kings and Jets both had a game in hand on Calgary but both played Monday night.

The Flames are aware of the stakes in their last two games of the season, but there is also the matter of hosting the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday.

Teams out of the playoff race can impact those still in it. A 3-2 shootout decision to the also-ran Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday dealt a blow to the playoff prospects of the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference.

"The media is talking about the last two games, but we as a group, we're really focused on this (Arizona) game because we know they're a dangerous group," Flames defenceman Kris Russell said.

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