But for the team from Alberta, there’s a cool reason for why — other than the fact these red and yellow sweaters are some of the coolest in the NHL.These are the same jerseys the team wore 30 years ago in the 1988-89 season. Related News That was the last — and only — time the Flames won a Stanley Cup.Calgary Flames jerseys tonight are 🔥🔥🔥. Sabres need to take note… pic.twitter.com/6y6dxCU6Yd— Wiscoy Headwaters (@The_Headwaters) April 12, 2019During that season the Flames finished with a 54-17-9 record, accumulating 117 points on the year.The Flames’ 107 points this season is the most the team has had since that year. So Calgary is doing all they can to bring about as much juju from that year as possible.The players are even doing their best to channel the facial hair of that season as forward Sam Bennett is rocking the Lanny McDonald mustache and looking pretty good with it in fact.Sam Bennett looking like a boss #flames pic.twitter.com/aqrF88MZqt— Danny Austin (@DannyAustin_9) April 11, 2019The Flames received a tough draw in the first round by catching one of the hottest teams in the NHL via the Avalanche, but Calgary has home-ice advantage and one of the best lines in the league with Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm. So it can counter Colorado’s best which was one of the highest scoring units in the league. NHL playoffs 2019: Jets’ Mark Scheifele levels Blues goalie Jordan Binnington during first shift The Flames did something a little bit different for the first game of their playoff series with the Avalanche on Thursday.Calgary came out in their third alternate jerseys which are a fan favorite, but a bit of a surprise as teams don’t wear alternates all that often in postseason games, especially in openers.
A Swann in Pennsylvania? Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor in the city where he made his name in professional football. The former USC star told the Associated Press in an interview Wednesday afternoon that he made up his mind to run in the fall, after spending months weighing support at events around the state. Falcons fire QB coach: The Atlanta Falcons fired Mike Johnson as their quarterbacks coach. Johnson, 38, coached the Atlanta receivers in 2002 before taking over quarterbacks the following season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets discussed a compensation package for coach Herman Edwards on Wednesday, a person familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity. The Chiefs, rumored to be interested in Edwards for the past two months, would have to give up draft picks to hire Edwards because he is still under contract with the Jets. Edwards has ties to the Kansas City organization and general manager Carl Peterson, and would replace retired coach Dick Vermeil. The NFL must approve the deal before it can be official, and nothing was submitted to the league office by late Wednesday afternoon. Giving up draft picks is nothing new to the Chiefs. Kansas City surrendered a second- and a third-round pick when it hired Vermeil, who was technically under contract with St. Louis even though he was retired. Peterson was upset about that, and though he declined to discuss Edwards at a news conference Tuesday, he did say “Any time I have to part with a No. 1 draft choice it’s painful.” Shockey practicing for playoffs: New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey practiced on his injured ankle for the first time in more than a week Wednesday. Peterson will play against Pats: Jaguars linebacker Mike Peterson missed a second day of practice, but said his sprained right wrist will not prevent him from playing against New England in the playoffs Saturday night. Bills president fired: Tom Donahoe was fired as Buffalo Bills president and general manager in a shakeup that could mark Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy’s return to the franchise in a management role. Offensive coordinator Tom Clements was also fired, his agent, Gary O’Hagan, told the Associated Press. Best rookies: Carnell Williams of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and Shawne Merriman earnned the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Coaching searches: Ron Rivera, the Bears’ defensive coordinator, acknowledged he’ll meet with the St. Louis Rams about their head coaching vacancy this week. … Miami offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was in Houston to interview for the head coaching job left vacant when Dom Capers was fired after the Texans finished their season with an NFL-worst record of 2-14.