The Calgary Flames are officially heading to the playoffs.
Following the Minnesota Wild's overtime loss to the New York Islanders Sunday night, the Flames locked up a playoff berth after missing out last season. They also became the first team from the Western Conference to punch their ticket to the post-season.
The season before, Calgary finished at 45-33-4 but were bounced in the first round in four games by the Anaheim Ducks.
In his first year at the helm, head coach Bill Peters has the Pacific-Division-leading Flames sitting at 44-21-7 entering play Monday.
Following their narrow 2-1 loss at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets Saturday night, the Flames will be back in action Monday night at home as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.