Calgary Sun: 'The ghosts of playoff failures past do not seem to be haunting this year’s team.
'The spectre of those disappointing first-round exits that have become so common over the decades is going to be talked about in the coming days, to be sure, but rather than a burden the Flames are dragging around, their past NHL playoff shortcomings seem to be viewed almost as an opportunity by the players themselves.
'The difficulty with people questioning whether you can win in the playoffs is you can’t actually prove them wrong with regular-season wins, which the Flames picked up a lot of this year.
'With the playoffs finally here, though, the Flames finally have the chance to prove they can make noise in the post-season. At long last, they can silence the doubters who say they fold when the pressure really turns up in a seven-game series.'