What a regular season the Calgary Flames had last year. They won 50 games, the most in the Western Conference and second only to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Their 107 points was also tops in the Western Conference and tied with the Boston Bruins for the second most in the entire NHL. But that’s where the fun ended for the Flames. They were upset by the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the playoffs, losing four out of five games in their series. It was an extremely disappointing end to a season that was so promising on so many levels. Young stars Johnny Gaudreau (99 points), Sean Monahan (82) and Matthew Tkachuk (77) had excellent years, as did fellow youngster and newcomer to the team, Elias Lindholm (78). They also got solid goaltending by veteran Mike Smith and 27-year-old David Rittich.