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Flames predict success against Sharks

The post-season gets underway for the Calgary Flames with back-to-backgames in San Jose against the Sharks on Wednesday and Thursday nights(8 p.m., CBC).


The post-season gets underway for the Calgary Flames with back-to-back games in San Jose against the Sharks on Wednesday and Thursday nights (8 p.m., CBC).

“I can’t wait,” Calgary captain Jarome Iginla said after a practice at the Westside Recreation Centre on Monday. “People are going to say we don’t have a chance. We do.”

In the regular season series, the Flames compiled a 3-1 record against the Sharks, who will be led offensively by Joe Thornton.

“They’re a well-rounded team,” Iginla said. “We do have a lot of respect for them, but I feel we match up well with them.”

The Flames will then host Games 3 and 4 of the series on Sunday and Tuesday nights (8 p.m., CBC) at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

“I think it’s going to be a great series,” said veteran Flames forward Owen Nolan, who’s a former captain of the Sharks. “We’re up to the challenge. I think if our team plays the way we can, we can take it. We’ve had good success against them in the regular season. Obviously we’ve got to step up our game going into the playoffs and make sure we’re ready for them.”


 
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