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The Calgary Flames played in the city of Atlanta from 1972-1980 before moving to play their first game in Calgary May 21 1980.
1980: The Atlanta Flames move to Calgary.
In 1986 the Flames went on an impressive run defeating Edmonton Oilers and St Louis Blues but came up a little short in the Stanley Cup finals losing to the Montreal Canadiens.
1988/89 was a miracle year for the Calgary Flames who were on fire in the regular season winning the Presidents Trophy with a 54-17-9 record and went on to become the first visiting team to win a cup at the Montreal Forum. Defenseman Al MacInnis won the Conn Smythe trophy and an emotional Lanny McDonald capped off his remarkable 16 year career embracing the Stanley Cup at last.
1989: Sergei Priakin plays for the Calgary Flames, becoming the first Soviet player permitted to join an NHL club.
1990/91 Theo Fleury has a break out season with 51 goals and 53 assists helping lead the Flames to a 2nd place finish with a 46-26-8 record.
In 1991/92 the Flames streak of 17 straight playoffs comes to an end with a record of 31-37-12.
In 2004 The Flames led by the mighty Jarome Iginla again lit it up in the playoffs defeating three Western Conference division champions in Vancouver Detroit and San Jose only to come up short in the Stanley Cup Finals against Tampa Bay
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