Highlights of the deciding Game 6 of the 1989 Stanley Cup Final. Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames. Flames win the Cup.
The team had limited playoff success in the 1990s, never making it past the first round in the early part of the decade and missing the playoffs entirely from 1996-97 to 2002-03.
Under the guidance of Alberta-born coach Darryl Sutter, and team captain Jarome Iginla (the club's all-time leading scorer), the Flames made the playoffs again in 2003-2004, making it to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 15 years, but losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in game seven. Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, a key player for the Flames since joining the team in 2003, won the Vezina Trophy for outstanding goalkeeper in 2005-06.
The Flames have developed a strong history during their years in Calgary. Lanny McDonald (#9) and goaltender Mike Vernon (#30) have both had their jerseys retired by the club. Harley Hotchkiss, one of the Flames' original Calgary owners, was inducted into the HOCKEY HALL OF FAME Builders Category in 2006 as was the late Daryl "Doc" Seaman, in 2010, also an original owner.
The Flames play at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the same arena that hosted hockey at the 1988 Winter OLYMPIC GAMES. Extensive renovations took place in 1995. Team colours are red, black, gold and white.
Author J.D.M. STEWART
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